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!










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.

School Programs

Volunteer as an education docent and lead Discovery Field Trips for elementary school children. Teen volunteers are encouraged to assist our Children’s Summer Workshops instructors.

Tour Guide

Work as a docent, giving weekday tours of The Gardens for visiting groups from around the neighborhood, state or nation.










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!

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Volunteer Applications