Volunteering at the Fullerton Arboretum
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Would you like to learn about plants? Do you enjoy
meeting new people? Are you a lover of local history? Consider volunteering at
the Fullerton Arboretum. It can be an enriching experience for you and helps to
further the Arboretum's mission of education, conservation and preservation.
As a member of the Arboretum, you have a special opportunity to volunteer with us.
Members who are interested in becoming volunteers must first attend a Volunteer Orientation.
This two-hour session includes a tour of the garden, an overview of our volunteer opportunities and time to visit with volunteers. From this orientation, interested members can determine the best match for their time and interests.
To inquire about volunteering please click on the button at the bottom of the page.
Next Volunteer Orientation:
2015 volunteer orientations occur on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m., in the Nature Center and are scheduled for the following dates:
March 14th, May 2nd, July 11th, September 12th, and November 14th
Please submit the volunteer inquiry form at the bottom of the page.
Horticulture Volunteers work with Arboretum staff to maintain and develop
the gardens, care for our rare and local fruit orchards, propagate and grow plants
in our Nursery and help visitors with their plant selections in our Potting Shed. In
addition to learning more about environmentally responsible gardening and plant
identification, horticulture volunteers help the Arboretum to grow every week!
Horticulture monthly meetings are the 4th Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Education Volunteers help the Program Manager with our environmental
and historical education programs. Activities include assisting with classes,
office support such as data entry and mailings; developing handouts; research
and development of new class offerings.
Museum Docent Greet visitors and give tours for our O.C. Agricultural &
Nikkei Heritage Museum. Exhibits change throughout the year and docents
receive training for each new exhibit.
Nature Center Docent Greet weekend visitors and provide information
about the garden, upcoming events and classes.
Nature Guide Volunteer Nature Guides provide guided tours of the
Arboretum to K-12 classes, adult groups and weekend visitors. Nature Guides
also provide science-based tours for our Children's Environmental Education
Program and Junior High Environmental Education Program. Training is
provided. Nature Guide monthly meetings are the 3rd Tuesday at 1 p.m.
The Victorian Society of Heritage supports our mission of historical education by conducting tours and caring for our 1894 Eastlake Victorian cottage.
The home was originally located in downtown Fullerton and was moved to the Arboretum in 1974.
The Victorian Society meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Oak Hall classroom at the Arboretum.