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Calling all Volunteers!

The Arboretum recruits volunteers throughout the year to participate in daily activities and special events. If propagation, gardening, leading tours, or assisting with public programs interests you, please consider sharing your time and talents with us!

Please call or email Shannon Benjamin, Volunteer Coordinator for more information, at (928) 774-1442, ext. 127. or

Docent Training: A series of talks on the ecology of the Colorado Plateau that both informs the attendee and prepares them to give tours at the Arboretum! Sessions begin April 6th. Click here for more info

Volunteer Open House and Docent Potluck: Join us in preparation for our 2016 season for our Volunteer Open House and Docent Refresher and Potluck on April 2, 2016. Meet new and returning staff members, learn about the different volunteer opportunities for 2016, tour the grounds, meet other volunteers, and enjoy a day with your Arboretum family. General Volunteer Open House begins at 10am. Click here for more info

Interested in becoming a Docent? We invite you to stay after the general volunteer orientation to find out more about the 2016 Docent Program and enjoy a casual potluck.

We ask attendees to this lunchtime Docent Orientation RSVP and bring a dish to share. RSVP at

We look forward to seeing you all again!


Why volunteer with us?

Learn: You’ll learn about high-elevation plants and gardening techniques and get the satisfaction of helping others become successful gardeners.

Teach: You’ll help create beautiful gardens and teach Flagstaff residents and visitors about the ecology of the Colorado Plateau.

Be appreciated: If you work more than 25 hours by September 30, you’ll be invited to the annual Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.

Get discounts: You get discounts at our gift shop and plant sales — 10 percent when you work more than 25 hours and 15 percent when you work more than 50 hours during a calendar year. One year membership discounts of 50% off for 25hrs volunteered in a calendar year, and FREE membership for 40 hours volunteered in a calendar year.

According to Psychology Today:

  • Volunteering eases depression, strengthens immunity and lowers blood pressure
  • Volunteering establishes strong relationships
  • Volunteers have increased productivity, focus and creativity
  • Volunteering is good for society
  • Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose

For more information on volunteering at the Arboretum at Flagstaff, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Shannon Benjamin at or 928-774-1442 ext. 127

Get In Touch

Let us know if you are interested in volunteering at the Arboretum.

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