Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Calyx Horticultural Display Centre Volunteer; the primary role is to offer excellence in customer service to visitors in The Calyx by providing a face-to-face opportunity for visitors to ask questions about the plants in the display. The Calyx Volunteer will promote the plant display and activities available for the visitor’s enjoyment. Click here to sign up
Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
NEW PROGRAM - Weed Wackers - We are currently seeking expression of interest to join a new program at the Australian Botanic Garden. Volunteers will assist our horticultural and natural areas management teams to remove and control a range of weeds on site. Volunteers will work in a small team targetting identified weeds in both our cultivated gardens and remnant bushland. Click here to register your interest
Herbarium Specimen Mounting; volunteers mount pressed and dried plant specimens onto archival board for the National Herbarium of NSW. Volunteers mount a wide range of plant families, from fragile orchids and lichens to bulky banksias. Approximately 80 per cent of the 1.1 million Herbarium collection is now mounted on archival paper. Attention to detail essential. We currently have sufficient volunteers but will be creating a waitlist for interested volunteers to join the program as it expands. Click here to sign up
Volunteer Guides provide visitors with general orientation and on-site interpretation, enhancing their experience with informative tours of the Garden. They cover topics of science, horticulture and site history in an engaging way. Guides also assist with other educational and administrative activities. Volunteer Guides generate goodwill and increase community support for the Gardens. Click here to sign up
Corporate volunteers aid the horticultural team at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan by assisting with mulching, weeding, composting and tree planting to maintain the beautiful green spaces. Enquire here for more information.
Library Volunteers provide assistance to the Library staff by helping to shelve materials, covering and end-processing books, scanning, stocktaking journals and other smaller discrete projects. They also assist with archiving the Library’s photograph and ephemerae. Experience is very useful.
Plant pathology volunteers assist in routine plant pathology laboratory work within the Plant Disease Diagnostic Unit (PDDU) and assist in laboratory/field/greenhouse work associated with research projects within the Plant Pathology Section. Currently no vacancies
Scientific Field Work and Special Project volunteers assist Trust scientific staff with field work and special projects. Volunteers also assist with the compilation of information for research projects in systematics and ecology.
Specialist horticulturist; volunteers provide expert plant knowledge to assist staff in maintaining and curating plant collections such as orchids and palms. We are currently seeking individuals with demonstrated expertise in Cacti and Succulents to apply. Click here to sign up
Contact our Volunteer Team to find out how you can help the vital work of the Botanic Gardens Greater Sydney. Email Volunteer Programs for more information.