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Volunteers

2020 Volunteer Recruitment

Mon, September 09, 2019
Volunteer with the Arboretum and Public Garden! Apply by Jan. 17, 2020

We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our gardening and land stewardship teams. 

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2019 Volunteer Recruitment

Wed, December 19, 2018
We are seeking new volunteers to join our gardening, plant sale support and land stewardship volunteer teams. Applications are due Friday, January 18. Space is limited. Apply now!

Volunteer FAQ

Volunteer FAQ

This sheet will answer many of the most common questions for prospective volunteers. If you have questions not answered here, please contact Roxanne Reynolds at (530) 752-4880 or rgloe@ucdavis.edu

Volunteer

Apply by January 17, 2020

We are currently recruiting gardening and land stewardship volunteers. Training begins in January. If you have free time during weekdays, enjoy gardening, the outdoors, meeting new people and learning new skills, this could be the perfect fit for you!

Apply Online Now!

Volunteers swap plants and gardening tips

Wed, December 14, 2016
In November, we hosted our second annual volunteer plant swap. Over 30 volunteers came out with seeds, plants and supplies of all sizes to share their knowledge and gardens with each other.

Community volunteers improve Arboretum’s Environmental Gateway

Fri, October 21, 2016
Bayer hosted their annual community service day on Friday, October 7, at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. Through a donation of $19,000 and more than 130 employee volunteers, Bayer showcased its commitment to supporting pollinator health and habitat development by assisting in the planting of over 2,000 wildflowers, shrubs, and trees, completing a garden path and helping create a mosaic art feature that will soon be embedded in a pathway near the Arboretum Gazebo.

Volunteers, students put their green thumbs to work

Thu, October 20, 2016

As seen in the Davis Enterprise

Several times a year, the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden invite members and the public to shop from one of the area’s largest selections of attractive, low-water, easy-care plants at their teaching nursery.

Over the course of four hours, dozens of short-term volunteers work to fulfill the needs of numerous new, experienced or even hesitant gardeners interested in finding the plants that look great and support our environment.

Filling in the blanks: California native grass meadow gets a refresh

Thu, April 07, 2016
Staff from across the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden organization gathered together with our volunteers to fill in native grass plantings at our California native plant meadow. Located adjacent to the School of Veterinary Medicine’s new student services and administrative center – scheduled for completion in July 2016 – this area will also be home to an events lawn, café, restroom, as well as the future site of our pollinator and hummingbird demonstration gardens.

New volunteers begin training classes

Fri, February 19, 2016
This year we recruited new volunteers for our regular gardening and land stewardship volunteer teams. They are currently in the process of gaining in-depth training on the care and maintenance of Arboretum and Public Garden landscapes.