We are always looking for more people to be part of our team. We have up to 200 active volunteers coming to the Gardens on Mondays and Tuesdays and smaller numbers on other days. We have lunch and tea breaks together, as well as occasional guest speakers and social events. We also all help out with special events such as Children's Discovery Day and Spring Fair.

• Gain new skills • Make new friends • Stay active
• Do something for the community • Volunteer in a beautiful location!
• Be a guide: Join the Community Education team taking visitors on guided tours of the Gardens.
• Help in the nursery: Propagate and cultivate plants for the gardens and for sale.
• Join the maintenance team: Help keep the Gardens looking great and in good repair.
• Hands-on gardening: Be part of a team maintaining the Theme Gardens.
• Serve in the Cafe: Meet, greet and serve the Gardens’ visitors.
• Office work: A few hours here and there, assisting with photocopying, mail-outs etc.
• Path maintenance: Keep the Gardens’ paths and walking trails in good order.
• Conservation management: Take part in maintaining the hundred hectares of land that comprise the Gardens Conservation Area.

Success Stories

We are pleased to report that popular volunteer Tania Smith, who worked closely with Accounting Officer Susie Satorie using MYOB in Finance and Administration at the Gardens, has secured promising employment within the Hunter Region.

Tania is one of a number of our younger volunteers who have used the training and experience gained as a volunteer at the Botanic Gardens to enter or re-enter the workforce.

Congratulations Tania and thank you for all your hard work.
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