Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at the Houston Arboretum

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Volunteers contribute their time, passion, and knowledge to assist Arboretum Staff as we strive towards our mission of conservation and nature education. Opportunities are designed to get Volunteers involved in engaging programs and activities while providing a space for individual interest, growth, and education.

There are indoor, outdoor, active, and supportive activities available both weekdays and weekends at the Arboretum.

We are an approved Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer Service & Advanced Training site.

Become a Volunteer

In order join our team, prospective Volunteers must fill out an online application, attend a New Volunteer Orientation, pass a Criminal Background Check, and pay a $25 one-time processing fee. Start by filling out the Application below.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Arboretum Volunteer. Due to the nature of our programming, many of our Volunteer Opportunities fall within the typical ‘workday’ hours on Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm. For this reason, the Arboretum is only accepting applications from individuals with WEEKDAY (Monday – Friday) availability at this time.

Click here for more information on Group Volunteer Opportunities.