Volunteer Options

More information

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact:

Larinda Smith
Volunteer Coordinator
3220 Rock Springs Road
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817.392.5543 fax: 817.392.5549

All new volunteers need to read through our Volunteer Handbook.  Click HERE for an on-line version.


Great questions to ask yourself before volunteering at any organization:

1)  What am I looking to gain from this experience?

2)  Will my volunteering affect my other commitments?

3)  How much time do I have to volunteer?




ThankEnter Volunteer Hours you for your interest in volunteering at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.  Volunteering at the Garden is a great way to give back to your community, meet new people and share your love of the outdoors with others.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Botanic Garden volunteer team, copy and paste the following information into a document, complete the answers and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator via email, mail or fax.



Phone Number:

Today’s Date:

Briefly describe why you want to volunteer at the Garden?

What days and times are you available to volunteer?

Which Volunteer Orientation are you available to attend?

Contact information for the Volunteer Coordinator is found in the top right corner of this page.  Once your completed information has been received, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to get scheduled for a Volunteer Orientation.  Please be patient, the process of becoming a member of the Garden’s Volunteer team takes time.  (Students completing hours for school and Groups participating in a one-day service project DO NOT need to attend an Orientation.  Please contact the Volunteer Office for more information.)

Upcoming 2015 Volunteer Orientations:

Monday, April 13           2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Optional Tour from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.)    Garden Center Conference Room

Monday, May 11             Noon – 1 p.m. (Optional Tour from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.)       Garden Center Conference Room

Friday, June 5                10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Optional Tour from 11 a.m. – Noon)    Garden Center Trellis Room

Thursday, July 9            10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Optional Tour from 11 a.m. – Noon)    Garden Center Trellis Room 

Most volunteer opportunities are weekdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Weekend opportunities include some special events or our Weekend Volunteer Crew, which meets the first and third weekends of the month.  Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years old and accompanied by a guardian if younger than 16.

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 obtained over multiple days.  However, please be aware that there are minimal weekend and after-school volunteer opportunities.  Call the Volunteer Office for more information.

Family Opportunities:  We encourage families with kids under the age of 14 to participate in our Family Discovery programs.  This once a month opportunity is held on a weekday in our Children’s Vegetable Garden.  This experience combines working and learning.




Get your hands dirty in one of our 23 specialty gardens. This opportunity includes pulling weeds, pruning, watering, mulching and the occassional planting of new plants.
Group Projects
Schedule your corporate group, youth group or service organization and assist with a gardening project or Garden event. We can accommodate a maximum of 30 volunteers during a group project.
This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy a desk more than digging in the dirt. This position includes computer work, greeting visitors, answering phones and paperwork.
Special events
This opportunity is available for long-term or short-term volunteers. Assist with crowd monitoring or crafts at the fall or spring Japanese Garden Festivals or work among the butterflies at our next Butterflies in the Garden during spring 2014.
Do you enjoy working with kids? Help assist or teach in our school education programs or one of our Green Thumb Club activities.
Gift Shop Associate
Meet visitors from around the world as you help them find that special souvenir or gift. Assist with inventory, displaying new items and cleaning.