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. 179 St.,
Overland Park, KS 66013
The Arboretum is currently open during regular operating hours, but the Visitor's Center is closed. The Visitor's Center restrooms are accessible from the outside. Beverages are available at the exterior window of the Garden Café.

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

Admission:
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.