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.

Ready to embark on this exciting journey with us?

Joining the Birmingham Botanical Gardens volunteer team is easy, just fill out the General Volunteer Questionnaire below to register your interest and a member of our team will get back to you.

Online Application Forms

General Volunteer Application
for all other Departments
If you do this you will still have to post or e-mail in any supporting evidence or CV


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.

Please note that all gardening volunteers must bring and wear their own safety boots (steel toe cap) when working at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

For further details, contact Reception on: 0121 454 1860

Department Vacancies available Departmental manager
Horticulture Glasshouse and Nursery Volunteer - Download the role description:
Director of Horticulture
Horticulture Gardens and Arboretum Volunteer - Download the role description:
Director of Horticulture
Horticulture Plant Records Volunteer - Download the role description:
Director of Horticulture
Horticulture Weekend Gardener Volunteer - Download the role description:
Director of Horticulture
Horticulture Alpine and Rock Garden Volunteer - Download the role description:
Director of Horticulture
Events Events Programme Volunteer- Download the role description:
Events Coordinator