Horticulturist Jesse Dahl (far right) presenting a certificate to Hoe 'N Hope Garden Club at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch in recognition of their exceptional service throughout 2017.

Every year, hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours to help The Arboretum. Volunteers help staff in many ways and in many areas including the Rose Garden, Walk Across Kentucky Native Plant Collection and the Kentucky Children's Garden.

The Friends of The Arboretum, our support and member organization, also provide many opportunities for your time and talent, whether seeking new members, providing refreshments, planning special events and in many other ways!

All volunteers must complete Volunteer Forms before they work in any volunteer capacity at The Arboretum. You may come to the Visitor Center (see Visitor Center hours on home page) to pick up a Volunteer Packet. Everything you need to know about volunteering is in this packet.

Below are the forms and documents all 2018 volunteers should review (and in the case of the Waiver and Contact form, complete and submit to The Arboretum):

The Volunteer Agreement, which specifies the mutual responsibilities of the volunteer as well as The Arboretum, is to be reviewed and retained by each volunteer. The two Volunteer Opportunities forms (one in all-text format, and the other as an infographic) are updated for 2018 and designed to help new and returning volunteers choose the best roles for their availability and skills. Waiver and Contact form should be submitted for our records to:

Molly Davis, Director
500 Alumni Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

or via email to: molly.davis1@uky.edu

The Arboretum