U.S. National Arboretum Garden Volunteers


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


3501 New York Ave NEWashington,DC, DC 20002


Do you enjoy being outdoors and working with plants? Come join the volunteer workforce at the U.S. National Arboretum as a volunteer gardener! Pick from a variety of collections to work in, including:

  • Asian Collection
  • Azalea Collection
  • Gotelli Conifer Collection
  • Fern Valley Native Plant Collection
  • South Farm Germplasm Repository
  • National Herb Garden

Volunteer gardeners assist staff by:

  • mulching
  • planting
  • weeding
  • watering
  • pruning
  • deadheading
  • raking
  • and more!

Volunteers enjoy a variety of benefits for their time such as:

  • working side by side with professional staff
  • field trips
  • special events
  • annual recognition events
  • trainings

Come see what the U.S. National Arboretum has to offer!


  • Gardening

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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