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.
FARM & COMPOST
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.
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, 9am to 12pm.
Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects, including weeding, watering, pruning, planting, mulching, and more! Explore the beauty of QBG’s ever-changing scenery as our flowers bloom, trees grow, and community comes together.
Check back in March 2020 for registration!
Community Volunteer Days – Offered in May and September
Roll up your sleeves and keep QBG clean, green and growing! Led by our horticulture staff, volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities. We will provide our volunteers with light refreshments, free garden admission, and a fun-filled day of hard work!
Check back in April 2020 for registration!
Long Term Internship and Volunteer Opportunities available with the Horticulture Department at QBG.
Check back in early 2020 for Horticulture Internship opportunities!
Applications for seasonal volunteer opportunities with our Horticulture Department are now being accepted.
Long Term Internship and Volunteer Opportunities available with the Children’s Garden Department at QBG.
Check back in early 2020 for spring Children’s Garden Internship opportunities!
PUBLIC PROGRAMS & FESTIVALS
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 Event Day – Sunday, December 8, 11am to 6pm
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! We need volunteers to assist in leading activities, ushering, assist with our photo booth, and providing directions to guests. Come help make Christmas in the Garden memorable!
Lunar New Year Event Day – Saturday January 25, 2020, 11am – 5pm
Celebrate the Year of the Rat at QBG with crafts, performances, and activities for the whole family. Welcome the New Year with a plant from our Lucky Plant sale. We need volunteers to assist with craft activities, our plant sale and providing directions to guests.
Send inquiries to [email protected].
Rooted in the traditions of the Forest School model, this drop-off outdoor nature program nurtures self-confidence and determination and deepens children’s connection to the Earth.
Check back in early 2020 for spring Garden Greeter and Administration volunteer opportunities!
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].