The National Arboretum has over 150 volunteers, many of whom have been with us over 15 years. Volunteers play an integral role in Arboretum programs and assist in almost every area and endeavor, performing jobs ranging from gardening to education and research support. Volunteers work in the gardens, laboratories, research fields, herbarium, and with the historical collections. Volunteers also help staff the front desk, lead tours, and assist with special events. On average more than 15,000 hours of volunteer service are provided each year!
Many volunteers contribute their time and talent on weekdays, although there are some weekend positions available. We ask most of our volunteers to contribute a minimum of 4 hours weekly. Volunteers begin by attending an orientation to learn about the volunteer requirements, opportunities, and benefits. Arboretum staff provide volunteers with training as needed. Most positions entail a one-year commitment.
To find out more information or to inquire about the next volunteer orientation contact the Volunteer Office by phone at (202) 245-4563 or email at USNA.Volunteers@ars.usda.gov.
A Spot for Everyone!
Over 18,000 hours a year and counting. That's how many hours volunteer contribute to the National Arboretum annually working in the gardens, collections, herbarium, archives, laboratories, at special events, and programs. Discover which opportunities fit your interest by attending an upcoming volunteer orientation. Current opportunities, trainings, volunteer requirements, benefits of volunteering, and more will be covered in the 90 minute orientation. The next volunteer orientation is on May 12, 2015 from 10am-11:30am. To register, please contact the volunteer office at 202-245-4563 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Is your group seeking a one-day volunteer opportunity?
The U.S. National Arboretum welcomes groups of various sizes to volunteer on the grounds and in the gardens. Volunteer groups assist with invasive species removal, weeding, mulching, and litter pick up. Group projects vary depending upon the season. Workdays are scheduled for a minimum of 3 hours to a maximum of 6 hours. Contact the volunteer coordinator for more information about scheduling a group volunteer workday.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above volunteer opportunities, click here for a fillable application or please contact:
USNA Volunteer Coordinator
Last Updated April 14, 2015 7:33 AM
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