Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Dig. Teach. Party. File.

These are our current and ongoing volunteer opportunities here at The Gardens. Pick the one out that suits you, fill out your volunteer application, and call Taylor Steele to talk about getting plugged in!











Garden Through the Seasons

Join Gardener Amanda Clark every Wednesday morning from 9 11:30 a.m. to prune, dig, tag plants, scout bugs and mulch. Dress appropriately. Wear gloves and bring your pruning shears! Email Amanda at Amanda.Clark@ci.birmingham.al.us for information on where to meet!


Garden Workdays

Join Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator John Manion for volunteer workdays in the Kaul Wildflower Garden, Barber Alabama Woodlands and the Bog Garden. Read John's newsletter, Botanically Speaking, to learn more or write John for more information at jmanion@bbgardens.org.

Greenhouse Assistant




Propagate plants for our Spring and Fall plant sales or assist staff in maintaining select gardens!



Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is seeking Education and Garden Docents to lead guided tours for groups and The Gardens’ Discovery Field Trip program.

What does a docent do?

Docents at Birmingham Botanical Gardens are a committed, vibrant group of interpreters that support guest learning and exploration at The Gardens. After shadowing three docent-led tours and attending the required training sessions, participants will be ready to present programs for adults and children, interpret the botanical collections and seasonal highlights of The Gardens, assist with Arrington Plant Adventures programs and facilitate The Gardens signature curriculum-based classes. In addition, docents will be invited to participate in developing and refining new educational programs, assist with special events and help visitors make lasting memories at The Gardens.









Plant Adventures

Assist our Plant Adventures Coordinator in guiding clients through propagating and maintaining plants, creating flower crafts and visiting other areas of The Gardens.

Education Docent Program
Choose to specialize in delivery to elementary students grades K-6, middle school students grade 7-8 or both! Docents deliver the program together as a team for all field trips. Field trips are 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Docents choose two mornings per month. Training and logo attire are provided.

Garden Docent Program
Garden docents deliver 1-hour interpretive guided tours throughout The Gardens. Monthly training meetings are held every third Tuesday, 9:30 - 11 a.m. each month except for December. Training and logo attire are provided.











Office Assistant

Assist with a variety of office tasks including copying, filing, data entry, class registrations, etc.










Library Assistant

Help patrons access library resources and assist at the circulation desk.


Special Events

Help us fund our educational programs and raise awareness of The Gardens and our various activities!

Current opportunities:


Volunteer Applications