The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, value the role of volunteers understanding that they are an integral part of the organisation. Over 800 community members volunteer to support this work of this historic and important government organisation.
Both organisations are advocates of best practice in volunteer management, they respect the skills that volunteers have and the support they give to the Gardens and the greater community.
The Gardens volunteers assist with the scientific, horticultural and conservation work of the Gardens and promote the wonderful work of the staff through guided walks and onsite interpretation. Volunteers also enhance the visitor experience by providing information and orientation for visitors.
Foundation & Friends volunteers raise funds through a diverse range of programs, assist with visitor engagement and promote the work of the Gardens to its members. Proceeds raised by Foundation & Friends help to support scientific research, horticulture, conservation and education programs across the Gardens. To volunteer with Foundation & Friends you need to join as a member. Become a member today
Corporate Volunteers, through our major sponsors, work with Gardens’ staff on short term projects. Hear from some of the volunteers here.