Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, a great way to give back to your community, meet new people and share your love of the outdoors. Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years old, and accompanied by a guardian if younger than 16.
For Court-appointed community service hours:
- You must attend an on-site orientation, no registration required (just show up)
- Orientations are held weekly at 1 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Maintenance Compound (3222 Old Garden Road, Fort Worth, TX 76107)
- Orientations are approximately 30 minutes
- Please bring court documents
Due to minimal staffing on weekends most volunteer opportunities are on weekdays between 8 am - 4 pm.
Group Service - Projects: Schedule your corporate group, youth club or service organization, etc., to assist with a one day gardening project or Garden event. Most group projects take place Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm.
Gardening: Get your hands dirty in one of our 23 specialty gardens! This opportunity includes pruning, watering, weeding, mulching and the occasional planting of new plants.
Administration: A great opportunity for those who enjoy working at a desk more than digging in the dirt. This position includes computer work, greeting visitors, answering phones and paperwork.
Special Events: This is available for long or short-term volunteers. Assist with crowd monitoring or crafts at the spring or fall Japanese Garden Festivals, and get involved in spring and fall Plant Sales.
Education: Do you enjoy working with kids? Help teach in our school education programs or assist with one of the Green Thumb Club activities.
Gift Shop Associate: Meet visitors from around the world as you help them find that special memento. Assist with inventory and display new items.
Weekend Crew: Want to volunteer, but only have weekends free? The weekend crew meets for two hours on the first and third Saturday of every month.
Student Volunteers: If you need to complete volunteer hours for school credit, we have a minimum requirement of 8 volunteer hours. These hours can be earned over multiple days. However, please be aware there are minimal weekend volunteer opportunities and no after-school opportunities.
Family Opportunities: Families with kids under 14 are encouraged to participate in our Family Discovery programs. This once-a-month opportunity is held on a weekday in the Backyard Vegetable Garden.Family Opportunities: We encourage families with kids under 14 to participate in our Family Discovery programs. This once a month opportunity is held on a weekday in our Backyard Vegetable Garden.