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Volunteers are a big part of what makes this garden so special! Please consider joining our team of excellent volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the listings below for current volunteer opportunities.

We also post current volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Match.  View our current volunteer opportunities. You can also fill out a volunteer application here and send it to us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Volunteer Programs

Take a look at some of our ongoing volunteer opportunities at the garden. Most include on-the-job training.

  • Drop-in Work Parties: Attend one of our drop-in work parties!

         - Every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. (We have gone back to this schedule as of August, 2016)

               Are you a new volunteer? We ask that new volunteers come to an orientation session on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm.

         - Sunday work parties are on hiatus for now, we'll let you know when they're back!   

         - Rake and Bake - our annual tradition of raking all the leaves in the Garden and sharing a potluck of baked goods will be on Sunday, November 6 from 12-3. If you are new to volunteering, please arrive promptly at 12 so we can orient you.

  • Solstice Stroll: We'll need lots of help during our annual winter light display, December 9-11 in the evenings. Help out with directing traffic, driving shuttles, filling refreshments, and helping out along the trails. And if you want to help with setup, we'll need lots of people stringing lights in late Novemeber/early December!
  • Docents: Volunteer Docents lead garden tours and participate in leadership roles throughout the foundation. Go here to see tour dates and sign up to lead one. If you have never lead a tour at the Garden before, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.
  • Children's Education volunteers: Lead field trips, work at Garden Tots, or help out with special events where we guide children on tours and activities in the Garden. Those who have worked with our programs before may go here to sign up to help with field trips. If you are new, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to get started.
  • Community Event / Outreach Volunteers: Represent the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden at community outreach events such as the Shoreline Farmer's Market and the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.

  • Garden Greeters: Volunteer Garden Greeters are the first point of contact for visitors. We ask Garden Greeters to staff at least one shift a month.

  • Volunteer Propagators: Volunteers are eligible to assist with nursery propagation after completeing our propagation workshop series, and as positions open. See list of workshops under Programs.

  • Group Work Parties: We can also schedule group of volunteers from business, companies, professional organizations, clubs, universities and schools to our garden for days of services, work parties, team-building, and more. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get started! 

If you have not already been trained as a Garden Greeter / Docent or to help with environmental education field trips and would like to start, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.