Garden closes early Dec. 8-10 at 4 p.m. With Last Admission at 3 p.m. Due to Las Noches De Las Luminarias.


All that is necessary is an enthusiasm for the desert.


Volunteers at the Desert Botanical Garden are an integral part of our Garden team. Volunteers work with staff in all aspects of the Garden mission: education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants. The skills, talents and dedication of our volunteers have made the Desert Botanical Garden one of the premier botanical gardens in the world. We recognize the great value of our volunteers and are committed to making volunteering at the Garden enjoyable, productive and rewarding.

There are more than 20 different volunteer jobs. They all consist of meaningful work that benefit both the volunteer and the Garden. Examples of volunteer jobs range from assisting with the Plant Sale and working in the Community Garden to helping guests enjoy their Garden experience. Volunteers in the Garden have fun while growing and developing new skills. We invite you to become a part of our Garden team and as the Garden mission states, “bring to life the many wonders of the desert.”


  • Fill out an online application. You will receive a confirmation email and will be contacted by a volunteer manager.

  • Become a Member. Volunteers in the Garden take part in every aspect of the institution's growth, which is why we require that volunteers join and maintain their membership.

  • Attend training courses that are offered multiple times throughout the year and can be taken on weekdays or weekends.

Gatherings Volunteer Newsletter