Volunteering at the Arboretum

The Wilbur D. May Arboretum blossoms thanks to hard work and dedications of a passionate crew of employees and volunteers. Reach out if you are interested in joining the team!

Job Openings

The May Arboretum is hiring an Environmental Education Intern that will serve in a paid, part-time, seasonal role. This intern will assist with education programing and coordination efforts. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply, and some college is preferred. 

Schedule: As available Tues-Thurs, 8am-4pm, 20hrs per week, occasional Saturdays

Pay: $13-$16 DOE

Apply through Indeed, here.

Gardening Volunteers

Volunteer days are normally Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning and volunteers are able to work at their own pace as their schedule allows. Volunteer tasks will vary based on the individual's skill level, and periodic trainings on various subjects are offered. Some sample projects include pruning, deadheading, raking, weeding, sweeping, planting, and a variety of other general garden beautification projects. Gardening experience required, Master Gardener certification is a plus!

For more information, contact Parks Volunteer Coordinator Denise Evans at devans@washoecounty.gov.

Education Programs Volunteer

Inspire visitors and support the educational programming at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden. We offer a variety of programs for schools and all ages of the community. Gain hands on experience in environmental education, explore your passion for nature, and connect with the community! 

For more information, contact Arboretum Educational Program Coordinator Hannah Hill at hhill@washoecounty.gov.

May Arboretum Society Events

Most large events that take place at the Arboretum such as the annual Plant Sale and bulb sales are organized and run by the May Arboretum Society. For more information, visit their Volunteers page.


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