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
  • Interested in volunteering regularly

 Volunteer Interest Form

Short-Term Volunteering Opportunities

Please send an email to volunteercoordinator@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 from home to:

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

View your Volunteer Profile

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.

Sign In & Out when Volunteering

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

Visit Us

8909 W. 179th St.,
Overland Park, KS 66013
The Arboretum is open Wednesday through Monday. Temporary operating hours are 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays

Under normal circumstances, the Arboretum is open seven days a week.
Oct. 1-April 9: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
April 10-Sept. 30: 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
(Fourth Saturday of June: closes at Noon)
Dec. 25 - Closed

Free for members of Friends of the Arboretum
$3.00 Adult
$1.00 Child 6-12
Free 5 years and younger
No admission charge on Tuesdays.