Our Volunteer Community
We’d Like to Meet You!
Volunteers at the Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens have an indispensable role in nurturing the mission of awareness and understanding of plants and people.
We have several ways you can help:
Horticulture – Super Gardeners get their hands dirty, literally, by assisting with general maintenance, weeding, and pruning. They work side by side with Horticulturist, Shayan Khatibi.
8am – 11am – Wednesdays and second Saturdays.
Education – Serve as a Nature & Garden Guide educating and creating lasting outdoor connections for schools, groups and our community.
As needed, weekly or monthly.
Trail Maintenance – Conservation Corps is for those who are hard core environmentalists! They help maintain our trails by eradicating invasive plant species and create unique settings for our guests on the outlying ecosystems of the Arboretum. This team is more advanced and requires additional screening to join.
Third Saturday of the month.
Special Events – Join the Special Events Crew for our signature events, welcoming guests and making memorable experiences for all those attending. See our events calendar and contact us for dates and times.|
We are grateful for your interest in the Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens! Please let us know which group appeals to you and when you would like to join us. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Martina A. Schmidt
Volunteer and Development Coordinator