Volunteer

Winter 2015 Volunteer Recruitment

Applications Due January 16

We are seeking new volunteers to join our gardening and education outreach volunteer teams. Trainings will be offered this winter and include a combination of expert instruction and hands-on projects.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a $20 materials fee due at your team’s first scheduled training date.

Gardening Volunteer Applicants

Gardening volunteers work in teams on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday mornings to help maintain and beautify Arboretum and Public Garden landscapes. Each team focuses on a different area; volunteers work in collaboration with horticultural staff. Training dates: Thursdays, January 29-March 5.

INSTRUCTIONS: Download either form below to your computer, fill it out, save it, then email it to Roxanne at rgloe@ucdavis.edu OR print it out, fill it in and fax it to (530) 752-5796. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to email the application be sure that the file you choose below is downloaded to your computer first before filling it out to avoid losing any of your work.

If you have questions or need help, our office will be closed from Dec. 20-Jan. 5, but we will be sure to get back with you when we return!

GARDENING VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (MS Word version)
GARDENING VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (Adobe Acrobat version)

APPLY NOW. Space is limited. Applications are due Friday, January 16, 2015. Direct your questions and completed applications to Roxanne Loe at rgloe@ucdavis.edu, tel: (530)752-4880, or fax: (530)752-5796.

Education Outreach Volunteer Applicants

Education outreach volunteers work with Arboretum staff and student interns on weekend days (mostly Saturday afternoons) to present educational programs for campus visitors of all ages. Training begins Saturday, January 24.

INSTRUCTIONS: Download either form below to your computer, fill it out, save it, then email it to Roxanne at rgloe@ucdavis.edu OR print it out, fill it in and fax it to (530) 752-5796. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to email the application be sure that the file you choose below is downloaded to your computer first before filling it out to avoid losing any of your work.

If you have questions or need help, our office will be closed from Dec. 20-Jan. 5, but we will be sure to get back with you when we return!

EDUCATION OUTREACH VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
(MS Word version)

EDUCATION OUTREACH VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

(Adobe Acrobat version)


APPLY NOW. Space is limited. Applications are due Friday, January 16, 2015. Direct your questions and completed applications to Roxanne Loe at rgloe@ucdavis.edu, tel: (530)752-4880, or fax: (530)752-5796.

About the volunteer program

At the UC Davis Arboretum, we rely on volunteer support in every area of operations. Volunteers donate more than 15,000 hours of service each year. As a volunteer, you can learn new skills, meet other people who share your interests, and feel wonderful about supporting the work of the Arboretum. Whatever your skills or interests, the Arboretum welcomes you.

Depending on their skills, interests, and availability, prospective volunteers can be assigned as members of a team that meets for three hours one morning each week. At this time, most training takes place ”on the job.” Sometimes, training sessions are offered to a group of volunteers.

The Arboretum also welcomes volunteers who prefer to work on short-term projects. We can always use assistance at our renowned plant sales. We schedule volunteer workdays several times a year for planting or garden clean-up projects. Many service organizations enjoy coming out for a day of work in the garden. We also work with volunteers for special projects in garden design, computer programming, marketing, photography, and other fields.

If you are interested in volunteering at the UC Davis Arboretum, but aren't interested in either of the above opportunities, please download our general Volunteer Application Form and submit it to:
UC Davis Arboretum, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. We will keep your application on file and notify you of other potential opportunities.

For more information about the volunteer program, please contact Roxanne Loe at 530-752-4880 or rgloe@ucdavis.edu.