Nature Needs You – Join our Volunteers!

Volunteers at the Houston Arboretum

If you enjoy being outdoors or sharing your love of nature with others, consider joining the volunteers at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Our volunteers benefit from the training that’s provided – whether it’s learning new skills for your volunteer job or expanding your knowledge of the natural history of our area.

Training can be done on-the-job for most volunteer positions. Opportunities are available both weekends and weekdays.

Standard Opportunities: Ages 16 and up

There are four categories of volunteer opportunities:

Conservation Programs
Education Programs
Groups (Corporate, School, Service, etc.)

Click here for more information on Group Volunteer Opportunities.

How to Apply:

• All applicants must complete the Volunteer Application, a Background Check, and/or a Parent/Guardian form for those under 18 years of age.
• Applications are accepted in off and on throughout the year based on need.
• Once application is submitted, the volunteer manager will reach out to schedule a New Volunteer Orientation in order to get you onboard the Arboretum team.
• There is a $25 (cash/credit) nonrefundable charge for all new Volunteers due at orientation to cover processing costs.
• All approved new Volunteers will be offered an Arboretum Volunteer visor and a free one-year Volunteer Membership with free parking, discounts on Nature Shop purchases, Adult Classes, and Plant Sales

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

Application may take 10-15 business days to process. Weekday availability will be prioritized.