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Volunteers are essential to meeting our mission of connecting people to plants, the planet and each other. Join this vibrant community of volunteers to contribute to the success of the Gardens of Golden Gate Park.


New Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Gardens. Please review our requirements below and complete an application form.

If you are interested in scheduling a service project, please visit our Volunteer Groups page.


Individual volunteers must:

  • Have a current Gardens of Golden Gate Park membership.

    • Gardens of Golden Gate Park volunteers have the option for a Pay-What-You-Can Membership to ensure they are able to access our volunteer community resources. Gardens of Golden Gate Park volunteers have access to this benefit after completing four volunteer assignments within a year. 

    • Learn more about the benefits of membership here.

  • Have an email address; this is our main form of communication for all volunteers.

  • Submit an online volunteer application form:


After an application form is received, a short/informal interview in the garden will be scheduled. Volunteers will then be asked to:

  • Read and agree to follow the Garden’s volunteer policies and procedures as defined in our Volunteer Handbook.

  • Attend a docent-led garden tour.

  • Volunteers under 18 who are not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian must bring a signed Minor Consent Waiver on or before their first day of volunteering.


Volunteer Opportunities

There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities at the Gardens throughout the year and below you'll find a sample of our current offerings for new volunteers.

Flower Piano Volunteer
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