Contributions made by volunteers enrich the visitor experience at The North Carolina Arboretum. Volunteers can choose work either inside or outside doing a variety of jobs. These jobs include working in the gardens and on the trails, greeting visitors at the information desks, working in the greenhouse, and guiding group garden and trail tours. The volunteer corps is active and offers the opportunity to meet people with varied skills and interests. Our volunteers are considered unpaid professionals in their fields.

***Download a volunteer application***

  • Aboretum guidelines require most volunteers to be 16 years or older.
  • The Counselor in Training program accepts rising 9-12 graders. These volunteers work with the summer camp program and are heavily involved in outdoor recreation and field ecology.  

For more information about opportunities for volunteers, please call 665-2492, Ext. 219, or E-mail volunteering@ncarboretum.org. We appreciate your interest in our volunteer program!


2014 Enrichment Opportunities