Call for Volunteers: Join Us at Birmingham Botanical Gardens! 

Are you passionate about nature, plants, and the great outdoors? Do you believe in the power of green spaces to inspire, educate, and uplift communities? If so, we invite you to become a part of our vibrant volunteer team at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

At Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we are dedicated to preserving and showcasing the beauty of nature while providing an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city. Our diverse collection of breathtaking gardens, serene landscapes, and captivating exhibitions attracts visitors from all walks of life. But we can’t do it alone – we need your help to continue enriching the lives of our visitors and maintaining our beloved gardens.

Why Volunteer with Us?

Make a Difference: By joining our team, you’ll actively contribute to the conservation and preservation of a diverse range of plant species while promoting environmental sustainability.

Learn and Grow: Gain valuable knowledge about horticulture, gardening techniques, or gain valuable retail, events and customer service skills.

Connect with Nature: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of our Gardens and find solace in their peaceful atmosphere. Experience the therapeutic benefits of being surrounded by nature and improve your wellbeing.

Share your Passion: Inspire others with your love for plants and the natural world. Engage with visitors of all ages, schools, and community groups, and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the environment.

Be Part of a Community: Join a team of like-minded individuals who share your enthusiasm for nature. Make new friendships, collaborate on exciting projects, and become part of the change here at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Want to find out more?

There are various roles across the charity that you can get involved with; supporting the Horticulture team with gardening tasks to being a helping hand on our welcome desk and plant and gift shop, helping us with our events and workshops, or event behind the scenes in our marketing, finance, fundraising and learning teams. There are so many opportunities to get involved and support the Gardens so please send us an email outlining the volunteer experience you are looking for and we will get back to you to discuss how we can work together: volunteering@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk

Corporate Volunteering

Are you part of a group or business?

Would you like to spend a day with your colleagues out of the office, getting your hands dirty?

Perhaps our corporate volunteering days could be for you?

We have a variety of manual tasks around the gardens that need to happen throughout the year to keep our visitors happy. These tasks provide a great opportunity for work colleagues to come together as a team and create a practical project in beautiful surroundings – very different to a normal day at the office! Recent groups include Npower, KPMG and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Strengthen Team Bonds: Your staff will work together in a unique environment outside of the office. Working together on meaningful projects helps build trust, camaraderie, collaboration, and stronger, more cooperative teams.

Environmental Stewardship: By supporting the Gardens through volunteering or sponsorship, organisations demonstrate their commitment to environmental conservation and protection, and CSR related goals. The Gardens serve as a living example of biodiversity preservation and is an important natural resource for Birmingham.

Community Engagement: Volunteering at the Gardens offers opportunities for individuals to connect and give back to the local community in meaningful ways, fostering stronger bonds and enhancing social cohesion.

Wellness & Wellbeing: Access to green spaces has been linked to improved mental and physical well-being. Supporting the Gardens champions initiatives that promote public health, wellness, and quality of life for individuals and communities, reinforcing their commitment to employee well-being and social responsibility.

Education and Outreach: The Gardens’ educational programme is a vital resource that promotes environmental awareness, botanical science, and horticultural practices. By supporting these initiatives, organisations can contribute to educational outreach and research efforts, fostering a culture of learning and knowledge-sharing within the community.

Cultural Preservation: The Gardens play a significant role in preserving cultural heritage and historical landmarks, such as the Grade II* listed landscape. By supporting the maintenance and preservation of these cultural assets, organisations contribute to the enrichment and conservation of local heritage and cultural identity.

For further details, contact bookings@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk


Thank you for supporting the Gardens!