Volunteers keep us growing!

Announcing new Volunteer Opportunity
Jean & Bill Lane Library Reopening
We could use some help carefully moving a lot of books off of the shelves so we can reconfigure the shelves for easier browsing. See more information below. If you are interested in this project and are needing a good arm and hand workout, please contact Katie by email at cscordes@ucsc.edu.

New Volunteers - please fill out the application (below)!

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum relies on almost 200 volunteers to keep this place growing! By volunteering at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum you become part of a community that directly supports the Arboretum's mission, to inspire stewardship of the world's biodiversity through research, education, and the conservation of rare, endangered, and extraordinary plants. 

When volunteering, you will learn by working side by side with professionals in gardening, horticulture and education while gaining hands-on experience in the beautiful gardens. You will meet others with similar interests and experience the joy and satisfaction of working together on important projects. 

Please read through the Volunteer Opportunities below prior to completing the Volunteer Application. All applications are reviewed and responded to within 1 to 2 weeks of receipt. 

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our wonderful community of dedicated volunteers!  How would you like to help?

  volunteer application 
We Always want more volunteers! Start exploring the various volunteer opportunities HERE!