Volunteering

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

Volunteering Opportunities:

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. 

 

Check back this fall for information on volunteering with Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT).

To add your volunteer hours click HERE