Arboretum Volunteers

arboretum gardenersThe Arboretum depends on volunteers to be the beautiful destination it has become in metropolitan Kansas City. There are a variety of options available to potential volunteers. Opportunities include:

Volunteers do not need prior knowledge, only a desire to learn. Learn more about individual volunteers assignments available.

Want to make a bigger commitment? Consider joining the Friends of the Arboretum.

How to Volunteer

Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities

Please send an email to if you are interested in a short-term or single-event volunteer opportunity.

Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities

Long-term volunteers should fill out the Volunteer Interest Form. Long-term volunteers must

  • Be 18 or older,
  • Have a positive attitude and adhere to policies and procedures,
  • Appreciate nature and commit to conserving our natural world,
  • Enjoy meeting new people and providing excellent customer service to guests,
  • Complete a City of Overland Park application,
  • Pass a background check,
  • Commit to volunteering 40 hours annually, and
  • Attend an orientation session after filling out the Volunteer Interest Form. 2019 sessions are on April 3 and Sept. 11, or by appointment. A volunteer coordinator will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Due to the physical and safety requirements of all volunteer programs, the Arboretum reserves the right to suggest other volunteer opportunities that may be a better fit.

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At home: View your volunteer profile through Vic Net from home or at the Arboretum to:
  • Update contact information
  • Receive news and updates from the Volunteer Coordinators
  • Sign up or edit your volunteer assignments
  • Change password
WScreen Shot 2017 01 25 at 12.14.15 PMhile volunteering: Sign in at the Arboretum with your volunteer PIN through Vic Touch.
  • Check in and out when volunteering
  • Sign up for additional volunteer opportunities
  • View your schedule

If you have questions about managing volunteer profiles, contact the volunteer coordinator at 913-685-3604.