Volunteer at the Arboretum

Welcome to the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens volunteer page where prospective volunteers can sign up to become a volunteer and current volunteers can sign up for assignments, update contact information, and much more.  Friends of the Arboretum and Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens staff depend on volunteers to make the Arboretum the vibrant and beautiful destination it has become in metropolitan Kansas City. Volunteers do not need prior knowledge, only a desire to learn. Volunteer training sessions are held often.


How to Volunteer

Long-Term Volunteering Opportunities

Please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form if you are 18 or older and interested in volunteering regularly.



Short-Term Volunteering Opportunities

Please send an email to kim.alvarez@opkansas.org if you are:

  • Under 18 years old
  • Interested in earning high school/college class credit
  • Interested in volunteering for a single event
  • Interested in volunteering with a group

Check the calendar for the next New Volunteer Orientation. These informative sessions are held several times each year.


Current Volunteers

Access Volunteer Profile & Sign up for Assignments

  • Update contact information
  • Receive news and updates from the Volunteer Coordinators
  • Sign up or edit your volunteer assignments
  • Change password



Sign in While Volunteering at Arboretum

Volunteers will be required to sign in and sign out when performing volunteer services.  (Requires a four digit pass-code.)

  • Check in and out when volunteering.
  • Sign up for additional volunteer opportunities.
  • Travel time will automatically be calculated.


If you have questions, contact the volunteer coordinator at 913-685-3604 or by email.