Support the Washington Park Arboretum – Become a Gift Shop Volunteer


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


Graham Visitor Center2300Seattle, WA 98112
Bill in Gift Shop


Help run the Arboretum Gift Shop! Volunteering in the gift shop is a great way to support the Washington Park Arboretum--one of the most diverse and important plant collections in North America, displayed among 230 acres of woodlands, wetlands, gardens, and walking trails.

The gift shop is a significant source of revenue for the Arboretum Foundation, which helps fund our arborists, educational programs, and ongoing maintenance. Gift shop volunteers love meeting visitors from around the world and helping them find that special item to take home with them as a memento or gift for the holidays. Duties include cashiering, assisting customers, and a little merchandising. Training is provided.

Time Commitment: Gift Shop Volunteers are asked to sign-up for at least 7 hours per month (two half-day shifts or one full-day shift). The Gift Shop is open seven days a week from 10 am - 4 pm. The volunteer shifts are 9:30am-1pm and 1pm-4:30pm. We are especially looking for volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and the weekends, but other opportunities always open up!

Qualifications: Previous retail experience is a plus.

To learn more, please contact Alyssa Henry at or 206-930-2225


  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 7 hours a month

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