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.
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!
Long Term Internship and Volunteer Opportunities available with the Horticulture Department at QBG.
Applications for the Seasonal Horticulture Internship are now being accepted.
Applications for seasonal volunteer opportunities with our Herb, Urban Bee and Wedding Gardens are now being accepted.
Applications for internships with our Children’s Garden are now being accepted.
Applications for volunteer opportunities with our Children’s Garden are now being accepted.
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.
Spring Garden Events
Mother’s Day Brunch – Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9am to 3pm
Help make Mother’s Day at Queens Botanical Garden special! Mother’s Day Brunch is a wonderful event where moms are treated to a delicious farm-to-table meal.
On the event day, from 9am to 3pm, we need volunteers to be greeters and ushers for the brunch and for Photos with Mom.
TWIST & SPROUT! Prep Volunteer Day – Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1pm to 5pm
To prepare for TWIST & SPROUT!, a free, family-friendly event that’s all about healthy living, we need volunteers to help set up a day before the event day. On Saturday, June 8, from 1 to 5pm, volunteers will set up tables, chairs, cordon off and stage activity areas, and put up signs. Help make TWIST & SPROUT! a memorable occasion!
TWIST & SPROUT! Event Volunteer Day – Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10:30am to 4:30pm
TWIST & SPROUT! on Sunday, June 9, is a free, family-friendly event that’s all about healthy living. From 10:30am to 4:30pm, we need volunteers help with crowd control, assisting vendor and craft tables, welcoming, directing, and surveying guests, and more.
Check back for more 2019 sign-ups!
Applications for volunteer opportunities with our Garden Greeter Volunteer Program are now being accepted.
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].