Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing!


Join the over 2,000+ annual volunteers making a difference at our 39-acre outdoor urban oasis.

Explore the many ways to get involved- get fresh air and your hands dirty with our knowledgeable Horticulture staff; assist visitors and children explore nature with  Education and Public Programs; gain valuable technical skills in Maintenance; learn to turn Compost or tend to our Urban Farm; or share your Administrative and creative skills with our friendly staff.

We welcome individuals, community organizations, corporations, as well as high school and college groups.

How to get involved

Become a Garden Guide

For a long-term volunteering commitment, consider becoming a QBG Garden Guide. These super-star volunteers bring inspiration, positivity, and education to visitors and help them to appreciate plant collections and ecosystems in the Garden.

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Contribute as a Community Volunteer

We welcome individuals to join a community Horticulture or Compost day, and to help us set up, clean up, and run day of Public Programs throughout the year.

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Plan A Corporate Volunteer Day

Help the Horticulture team with gardening tasks such as raking, mulching, weeding, tree bed maintenance, planting and more in our beautiful urban oasis. Your day includes training, gloves and tools, and granola bars.

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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.

Questions? We’re happy to help!

Email [email protected]


Upcoming Volunteer Events

Sat 29

Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Saturday, January 29, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Feb 14

Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, February 14, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Mar 07

Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, March 7, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Mar 28

Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, March 28, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Apr 07

Horticulture Community Volunteer Days

Thursday, April 7, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm