Due to coronavirus we are currently not accepting volunteers

Volunteers are essential to meeting the Garden’s mission of connecting people and plants, contributing more than 45,000 hours per year to Garden operations and services.


Volunteers support the Garden in countless ways- check out the following opportunities and sign up today! 


For questions about Volunteering please contact our Volunteer Office, Mon-Fri, 9am–4:30pm: 

(415) 661-1316 ext. 400 


Ongoing Adult Volunteer

  • Vital, skilled role in daily Gardens operations

  • Weekly or biweekly commitment

  • Amazing educational opportunities

  • Enriching social experiences

Teen Volunteer Programs

Opportunities for students between the ages of 14-17

Summer Teen Volunteer


Special Events Volunteers

  • One-­time opportunities

  • Diverse range of volunteer roles at every event

  • Fulfillment of community service credit

  • Experience working with the public and special events team

Corporate & Community Groups 

  • Help maintain the Botanical Garden!

  • Assist with hands-on, physical projects

  • Work alongside professional horticulturists

  • One time or repeat opportunities

  • No gardening experience necessary


1199 9th Ave

San Francisco, CA 94122

Email: info@sfbg.org

Phone: (415) 661-1316

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San Francisco Botanical Garden is a public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

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