San Antonio Botanical Garden



The Garden's mission is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.

Volunteers play a critical role in helping us grow. Whether you can dedicate a few hours a week, or even just help with special events, the Garden invites you to join its volunteer community. No experience is necessary — just a love for the Garden. 
BENEFITS: In return for their time, volunteers gain experience in areas including horticulture, education, development, and visitor experience. 

In addition, the Garden provides:
  • complimentary admission on the day of service
  • 20% discount at the Garden Gift Shop on the day of service
  • an annual volunteer recognition picnic
  • complimentary admission to select Botanical Garden classes

The minimum age to volunteer is 12. Volunteers younger than 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Member Group Guide:

General Events (Events not in any member group)

Public and Special Events Volunteers

Gardening Volunteers 

     - If interested e-mail Celeste Spivey at

Guest Experience Event Greeters – Requires short training

     - If interested e-mail Kara Hayes at

Propagation Volunteers – Very limited capacity, must have prior horticulture knowledge. 

     - If you qualify and are interested. E-mail Andrew Labay at

Currently Inactive Groups (Inactivity could be based on capacity, seasonality, or other limitations)

Youth Education – Require Background Check and Training

Membership Sales Ambassadors 

Sustainable Development Goals
309 People | 348 Impacts | 1,412 Hours | 38,409 Total Economic Impact




I attended Maeve's workshop on 1/17 and learned so much. I am now signed up to volunteer and can't wait to learn more.

Jan, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot! Thank you for signing up to volunteer. Our opportunities are a little slim at the moment, but will begin picking up as the weather warms up and with the opening of the Frida exhibition in May. — Maeve Bassett Maeve Bassett on February 9, 2021
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I am looking forward to becoming a volunteer at our cities amazing gardens. i have enjoyed gardening and playing in the dirt for many years. i have recently retired after 43 years in the Hardwood flooring industry. Thank you for this opportunity..... Bob
Welcome Robert! We are happy to have you, we will start having more opportunities again after the holidays, but in the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions. Maeve — Maeve Bassett Maeve Bassett on December 15, 2020
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