Become A Volunteer
Want to help the Humboldt Botanical Garden grow? Become a Volunteer at HBG! Join our team of 150 Volunteers that work to create a beautiful botanical garden right here in Humboldt County. Gain knowledge, experience, friends and a deeper connection with Nature. Feel free to contact us with additional questions.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
Gate Host Team: Check-in and greet visitors
Special Events: Music in the Garden, Garden Gala,
Green Team: Meets Thursdays 10:00 AM-Noon
Wild Weeders: Meets Tuesdays 10:00 AM-Noon
Grateful Deadheaders: Meets Tuesdays 10:00 AM-Noon
Education Volunteers: Assist with PBS North Coast Kids in the Garden (2nd Tuesday of each month) or Saturday Classes
Garden Weeding Assistance
Information about volunteering is sent out periodically via the newsletter and weekly emails. Please contact the office at 442-5139 or email us to sign up to receive more information about volunteering, or sign up below. Click here for our volunteer brochure.
Whether you only have time to volunteer a few hours or would rather get involved in the nuts and bolts of a committee or event, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. Share your expertise, your passion or your inquisitive spirit.
Volunteering at the garden is a wonderful way to make friends and have a good time.
Please submit a volunteer application online by clicking here. You may also request a form at the Welcome Center entrance of the garden.
Work Programs & Jobs
Partnering with CalWorks, Humboldt Botanical Garden staff and volunteers bring individuals to the garden eager to learn gardening skills. The workers from the program receive education and experience in horticulture, the plant nursery business, teamwork, garden maintenance, self-confidence and more. If an individual is a good worker and learner, HBGF Supervisors put out the word and try to find him or her a job related to their training. Terry Kramer heads up the Calworks-HBGF Partnership for the garden.
SWAP (Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program)
AB 109 Program