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 NOW 

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
$3.00 Age 13+
$1.00 Age 6-12
Free Age 5 and younger

Always free for members of Friends of the Arboretum.

The Arboretum is open 7 days a week, all year long.

Summer Hours:
April 1 - August 31, the Arboretum will be open:
Early on Wednesdays, 7am-5pm
Late on Thursdays, 9am-8pm

The Arboretum will close at noon on Saturday, June 24.

Holiday Hours:
The Arboretum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
New Year's Day will be open 9am - 2pm

Free Admission Days 2023 - First Tuesday of each month:
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 5
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm