To fulfill our mission here at the Gardens, we rely on the active participation of
members from the community. Our past, present, and future successes are
due in large part to the skills and dedication of WBG volunteers. Whether they
are supporting community outreach, operational support or getting their hands
dirty in the garden, our volunteer community has a place for everyone regardless
of their level of experience.

By volunteering, you have the opportunity to participate in the growth of our
project, educate guests of all ages, develop new skills, and – of course – tend to
the gardens themselves. WBG is an ever-changing and rewarding place, and
we look forward to having you play a direct role in its growth!

How to Volunteer

It’s easy! Start by creating a profile in VolunteerHub to view upcoming volunteer orientations with us.

We use VolunteerHub to manage our volunteer needs & projects.

Create Account in VolunteerHub

sign in to your existing volunteerhub account 


For more information on becoming a Volunteer or Garden Guide, please contact Molly Young at

General Volunteer Orientations

New volunteer? Long-time volunteer who needs a refresher on everything that’s
going on at the Gardens? Please sign up to attend one of our upcoming general
orientation sessions. The content at each is the same, so you’ll only need to
attend one.


ZOOM general wbg volunteer orientationS

Typically held the first Friday and Saturday of each month via Zoom.
General Volunteer Orientations will resume in February of 2024.
Please check the VolunteerHub calendar in January, 2024 to register.

Once you register for the session in VolunteerHub, you will be emailed additional information to attend the course.


Register on VolunteerHub

Wbg garden guide training classes


The WBG Garden Guides serve as an essential part of the daily operations of the botanical gardens during visiting hours.

WBG Garden Guides are dependable, committed individuals who are willing and able to help us educate and inspire our guests and ensure that they have a positive garden experience.

In order to graduate, prospective Garden Guides are required to complete all the coursework in the training, including the final “graduation,” where they will demonstrate their knowledge for WBG staff.

For more detailed information on the program, please refer to the following documents:


Garden Guide Program Policies

Upcoming Garden Guide TRAINING:


Tuesday, March 12th
5:30pm – 7:45pm



If you are interested in becoming a Garden Guide, please email Molly Young at to learn about future trainings.

General Volunteer waiver


While all waivers should be signed digitally in your VolunteerHub account when you sign up for a task, if you need a hard copy of our general waiver, please see below:


WBG Volunteer Waiver



Dot Wade Volunteer of the Year Award

Dot Wade was a volunteer board member for Botanica Inc. for many years. Her spirit lives on through the amazing volunteers who keep this project moving forward.



2015 – Valerie J. Smith
2016 – Tim Baker
2017 – Amanda Schmitt and Mary Ayers
2018 – Tavia Cathcart Brown
2019 – Ned Price
2021 – Donna and Stan Nistler
2022 – Mark Gaff
2023 – Trudi Cooke