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, Candlelight Walk, Spring Plant Sale
Green Team: Meets Thursdays 10:00 AM-Noon
Wild Weeders: Meets Tuesdays 10:00 AM-Noon
Grateful Deadheaders: Meets Tuesdays 10:00 AM-Noon
Garden Weeding Assistance
Information about volunteering is sent out periodically via the newsletter and weekly emails. Please contact the Garden office at 499-3133 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.
HUMBOLDT BOTANICAL GARDENS
Certified Docent Program – 2020 Class Schedule
Become a Garden Docent!
Classes begin Saturday,February 15th
Classes will be held on Saturdays at Room 109 College of the
Redwoods, Creative Arts Building, accessed via the North Entrance to the CR
If you are interested in attending the classes and becoming a certified docent,
please contact Max Abrahamsen, Docent Coordinator by email or phone (817) 793-4192, [email protected] or HBG Office at (707)-442-5139
We will post the classroom schedule and teachers, along with
enrollment information. We plan to have a limited enrollment.
Thank you for your interest in the Program. We hope you will consider attending
and completing the certified docent course.
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
ALREADY A VOLUNTEER?
Log in to the Volunteer Information Center