The Water Conservation Garden’s Volunteer Program is designed to gather like-minded people of all ages, offering many different opportunities to express their love of gardening. Whether it is digging in the dirt, working an event, leading a tour, meeting and greeting Garden guests or a myriad of other opportunities, we have a place for you here at The Garden!
For more information about becoming a volunteer/docent, please contact Pam Meisner, Director of Operations & Programs, at 619-660-0614 x13.
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How Can I Help?
- Guided Tours
- Community Outreach Events
- Gardening & Maintenance
- Special Events
- Committee Service
Benefits of Being a Volunteer
- Receive 15% (Docents) and 10% (Volunteers) discount in The Garden Gift Shop.
- Attend optional field trips, workshops and lectures.
- Attend annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner.
- Receive discount on rental of The Garden for an event (Docents only).
- Make a worthwhile contribution to The Garden and community!
- Meet people who share an interest in gardening and horticulture.
Volunteers work alongside our Docents and staff on teams or as part of committees. Volunteer commitment level can range from simple clerical assistance to serving on our Board of Directors.
3 steps to become a volunteer
- Become a Garden Member
- Complete Docent/Volunteer Application. CLICK HERE to open the pdf application. Fill it out and drop it by the Garden Gift Shoppe or email it to the email address near the top of the form.
- Once contacted by a Docent Representative, complete docent/volunteer training (two, four-hour sessions) and safety training
Docents represent a dedicated and knowledgeable group who have attained a higher level of training in The Garden’s programs. Docents attend a two-day Orientation Training and fulfill exclusive Docent Trainee requirements.
Docent/volunteer training classes of two 4-hour sessions are typically offered in January, April, July and October. To find dates for the next training, click HERE to go to the classes and events calendar.
2 more steps to become a DOCENT!
- Fulfill the Docent Trainee requirements
- Perform 48 hours of volunteer service per year
Log Docent/Volunteer Hours
Click here to log your docent/volunteer hours. We appreciate all you do to make The Garden look beautiful! See you at The Garden!
Meet the Docents!
Banksia Plant near the Bird & Butterfly Garden
High water & high labor vs. low water & low labor
Orchid Tree next to facilities building
Water run-off vs. Native plant erosion control