Garden Volunteer, Botany

Opportunity Type: 
Location of Opportunity: 
Off Campus
Host Department/Organization: 

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Opportunity Description: 

Position Title and Department: Garden Volunteer, Botany

Reports to (name & title): Mark Fleming, Curator of Botany

Overview of position: Volunteers in this position assist Botany staff with the development of the collection and the maintenance of Museum landscapes.

Primary Specific Tasks:

1. Hand watering

2. Fertilization

3. Develop gardens through planting, moving rock and soil, digging, and laying irrigation lines.

4. Weeding and cleaning gardens.


Day(s) of the week volunteer(s) work in this position: Monday - Friday

Hours: 4 hours between 7:15am-4:00pm

Duration (# of months): 1 day a week for 7 months

Number of individuals needed: 1


Applicants must be able to perform manual labor, including using pick, shovel, wheelbarrow; with the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.; to do work on the knees, and able to stoop, bend, and squat. Volunteers must be willing to work in summer heat and winter cold. Plant growing experience preferred and a background/experience with irrigation systems, gardening is also preferred.

Benefits to the volunteer:

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain work experience and knowledge that pertains to the care and maintenance of native Sonoran Desert plant species. Volunteers, enjoy professional networking opportunities, and have chances to exercise creativity in garden design.


2021 N Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743

Time Commitment: 

Monday - Friday: Hours: 4 hours between 7:15am-4:00pm Duration: 1 day a week for 7 months

Paid Position: 
How to apply: 

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Malanga, ASDM Volunteer and Internship Coordinator at