Help Keep QBG clean, green, and growing!

Make a difference. Be part of someplace special by volunteering at QBG.

Led by our knowledgeable staff, volunteers participate in a variety of activities—from seeding to weeding, or supporting our education and administration departments—while gaining new experience and skills. We welcome individuals, community organizations, corporations, as well as high school and college groups. We offer a pleasant work environment, friendly mentors, flexible scheduling, and the opportunity to be part of a special 39-acre urban oasis.

Unless otherwise specified, the opportunities listed are for INDIVIDUAL SIGN-UP ONLY.


Registration available approximately one month prior to each event. For more information or to register, click on the corresponding event on the right.

Farm & Compost Volunteer Days – May through October. Every Wednesday and the last Saturday of each month.

Check back in April for 2019 sign-ups!


Registration available approximately one month before each event. For more information or to register, click on the corresponding event on the right (or below if viewing on a mobile device).

Horticulture Volunteer Days – First Thursday of the month, April through June and September through November.

Check back in March for 2019 Sign-ups!

Fall Community Volunteer DayFirst Sunday of the month, March through  June and September through November.

Roll up your sleeves and keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Refreshments will be served.

Check back in February for 2019 sign-ups!

Horticulture Internships

Applications for internships with our Wedding, Bee, and Herb Gardens will be accepted starting in March, and for our Summer Container Irrigation internship in mid-June. CLICK HERE for detailed description and application instructions. 


We welcome individuals and small groups to help us set up, clean up, and run day of Public Programs and Festivals throughout the year. If you are interested in helping out at a program or festival, please email [email protected]. Volunteer placement may be limited based on event and not guaranteed, but we will always confirm prior to the event dates.

Christmas in the Garden – Sunday, December 2, 11am to 5:30pm

Help visitors get in the holiday spirit by volunteering at Christmas in the Garden! Guests enjoy live musical performances, photos with Santa, holiday crafts, tree lighting, and blowout sales at QBG Shop! From 11am to 5:30pm, we need volunteers to assist in leading activities, ushering, and providing directions to guests. Come help make Christmas in the Garden memorable!

CLICK HERE to sign up!


Applications are currently being accepted for Special Events Interns to support wedding and special event rentals. CLICK HERE for detailed description and application instructions.


To stay up-to-date on new or upcoming volunteer opportunities, please CLICK HERE to complete a contact form. Completing this form does not guarantee volunteer placement, but will help us match you to the right opportunity.

To arrange for a separate large, private, or corporate volunteer opportunity, please email [email protected].