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Become a Volunteer Docent



Have you always wanted to learn more about the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with the public? Want to join a fun, vibrant group of volunteers? 





Docents learn about the Garden's and Foundation's History and plant collection, as well as useful information about native plants, botany and horticulture. Docents get invited to special events and training opportunities, and join a fantastic and supportive team of volunteers.

The training prepares volunteers to interact with the public – serving as Garden Greeters, staffing outreach booths and assisting with special events and tours. Those who would like to complete the optional Docent Tour Leader extension training will also have the opportunity to lead tours. Continuing education opportunities and field trips throughout the year help you continue to build skills and stay connected.

2014 General Docent Training Sessions:

  • April 6, 1 pm - 4 pm

  • April 13, 1 pm - 4 pm

Additional Requirements for Docent Tour Leaders :

  • April 27, 1 pm - 4 pm 

  • May or June: Assist on a tour

  • June or July: Co-lead a tour

Docent Gatherings and Continuing Education Opportunities

  • June: Tour of another local garden

  • August: New Docent Graduation and Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

  • September: Fall Docent Potluck & Continuing Ed

  • January 2015: Winter Docent Potluck & Continuing Ed

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