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Volunteer at the 

Gardens of Golden Gate Park

Join this vibrant community of volunteers who help connect people to plants, the planet, and each other! The vision of the Gardens is that all people have access to beautiful public gardens and experience the intrinsic value of plants to life and culture for a healthy community and planet. Gardens of Golden Gate Park volunteers help out throughout the Gardens: Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden; and are integral to the ability of the Gardens to bring joy, peace, awe, wonder, and inspiration to more than a million people annually.

If you would like to join this wonderful community, please complete a volunteer application form at the bottom of this page.

Volunteer Opportunities


Individual volunteers must:

  • Have a current Gardens of Golden Gate Park membership

    • Gardens of Golden Gate Park volunteers have the option for a Pay-What-You-Can Membership to ensure they are able to access our volunteer community resources. Gardens of Golden Gate Park volunteers have access to this benefit after completing four volunteer assignments within a year. Learn more about the benefits of membership here.

  • Successful completion of a background check

  • Have an email address; this is our main form of communication for all volunteers

  • Submit an online volunteer application form:

Volunteer Application


Note: Computer or tablet, not phone, is recommended for optimal experience. 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Gardens!

You should receive an automated message once you complete and submit this form. If you have any questions, please reach out to

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