Gift & Garden Store Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1156 High St.Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Great work environment!


A vital part of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum’s visitor experience and revenue stream is Norrie’s Gift and Garden Shop, staffed completely by long-term volunteers. We are looking for additional helpers to work with a cadre of dedicated and garden-loving volunteers. In addition to performing general shop procedures, Norrie's volunteers provide Arboretum guests with meet & greet, admissions, gift and plant sales assistance.

This is a great opportunity for someone with prior experience in retail, who would enjoy working with plants and nature-related gift items, and who wants to make a difference in the community - all proceeds from the shop support the Arboretum and its mission.

Please consider this fun and worthwhile opportunity. Applications for all volunteering opportunities can be found on the Arboretum website


  • Retail / Sales
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Four 3 hr shifts + 1 weekend shift/mo for 6 months
  • Engaging guests in a friendly, smiling manner, standing, using computer retail system.

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