The time and skills volunteers provide are critical to our work as a conservation garden.

In exchange, we offer fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities in conservation, education, garden maintenance, visitor services, and more. Volunteers receive a discounted Garden membership.

If you would like to volunteer, please read the descriptions of Volunteer Opportunities and complete the Application Form. We will do our best to match you to your interests.

Volunteer Opportunities
Click the button below for a list of current volunteer opportunities. Check back periodically for additional opportunities.
Volunteer Application
Click the button below if you are interested in becoming a North Carolina Botanical Garden volunteer.
For Current Volunteers

Log Your Volunteer Hours

Your volunteer time is valuable to us and can serve as a match in state and federal grants that support our conservation cause.

Volunteer Benefits

⦁ Discounted Garden membership

⦁ Learn about plants and our relationship with nature

⦁ Contribute to our conservation mission

⦁ Work with and meet people with similar interests

⦁ Volunteer appreciation events


"Thank you for having us. The staff had a great time." - Colin Camu, Leaf & Limb

Community Volunteer Days

Community Volunteer Work Days are available for business, community, or service groups looking for a team-building activity. Group projects vary seasonally and in availability, but might include removing invasive species or general trail maintenance in our natural areas.

Volunteer Profiles

Volunteer Spotlight: Adelaide

As a part of our ongoing volunteer highlighting series, we’d like to highlight Adelaide this week. Adelaide started volunteering at CCG in the Spring of 2018 as a part of…

CCG Volunteer Spotlight: Simone

Simone started volunteering at the Carolina Community Garden (CCG) six years ago before her junior year of high school. She ended up enjoying composting so much, she became one of…

The value of volunteers

  By Margo MacIntyre, Curator, Coker Arboretum The Coker Arboretum’s corps of volunteers, the Coker Nuts, have been furloughed since March 17, but I never had to experience a pandemic…