Volunteer Jobs


Garden and Woodland Stewards

  • Weeding, deadheading, and mulching
  • Greenhouse: maintain collections, identify plants, pest management, plant propagation
  • Greenhouse Crew Coordinator 
  • Invasive plant control and removal
  • Trail inspection, clearing and maintenance

Education and Training

  • Train new volunteers for general or specific jobs
  • Teach a class or info session for adults
  • Become a docent: Guide visitors touring Bartlett gardens or collections
  • Assist with children’s education programs
  • Assist self- guided activities station for children

Meeting and Greeting

  • Special events: Greeter, Registration, Cashier, Facilitator
  • Special events support and committee member
  • Special events:  Organize, initiate, set up and/or tear down
  • Reception: greet and direct visitors; work on special projects


  • Lead and supervise a work party on the grounds
  • Coordinate an event such as Garden Tour, Gala or other event

Research and Writing

  • Research and write horticultural description of specific plants found in the Arboretum’s gardens. Can work remotely and on your own schedule.
  • Research and develop material and signage for educational purposes at the native plant and other gardens. 

Computers and Database

  • Librarian
  • Update database of greenhouse plants
  • Clerical, database entry
  • Website maintenance (Squarespace)

General maintenance

  • Children’s classroom materials management and cleaning
  • Critter care: Cleaning and maintenance of tanks, bins and cages in the children’s classroom
  • Handyman