*When you’re new to an industry, the best way to get the ball rolling on developing unique experience is through volunteering. Just a few hours a month, and you can network with individuals who work in some of the most desirable horticultural locations in the state. Get your foot in the door and build that resume!*
South Seattle College Arboretum – 2nd Saturday Work Parties -10:00-12:00!
Woodland Park Zoo – https://www.zoo.org/volunteer/positions
- Horticulture Volunteer: Assist in maintenance of various plants and gardens on zoo grounds (including the Woodland Park Rose Garden) that will be used as enrichments for zoo animals.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens – https://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/support/volunteerNew.php
- Herbarium Assistant
- Herbarium Species Collector
- Gardener Assistant
- Plant Records Assistant
- Many More!
Seattle Japanese Garden – https://www.seattlejapanesegarden.org/get-involved/
- Niwashi Volunteer
- Garden Guides
Arboretum Foundation – https://www.arboretumfoundation.org/volunteers/
- Arboretum Steward
- NW Flower & Garden Show Volunteer
Seattle Tilth (Urban Agriculture) – http://www.seattletilth.org/get-involved/volunteer/index_html
City of Seattle P-Patch – http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/p-patch-community-gardening/p-patch-map
City of Seattle Parks & Recreation – https://www.seattle.gov/parks/volunteer/current-volunteer-opportunities
- Shoreline Marine Restoration
- Urban Forest Maintenance
- Trails Volunteer
- Neighborhood Park Maintenance
Lake Wilderness Arboretum – https://www.lakewildernessarboretum.org/volunteer-opportunities/