Could you offer at least a half a day a week? Would you like to be a volunteer at Birmingham Botanical Gardens?

Volunteers play a very important role in caring for the Gardens and we offer a very warm welcome. We currently have about 55 people coming in to different departments of the Gardens on a regular basis.

Volunteers are allocated to a Departmental Manager and are given guidance throughout.

Gardening volunteers help out with daily horticultural maintenance, including, weeding, sweeping, lawn edging and dead-heading. It would especially, although not exclusively, suit someone who is already a keen gardener or would like to do work experience towards a career in horticulture.

If you are interested in any of the volunteer vacancies listed below, please fill out an application form:

Online Application Forms

Education Volunteer Application
for volunteer vacancies in the Education Department
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

Postal Application Forms

Please return your completed form to the Gardens marked for the attention of the relevant Departmental Manager together with your supporting evidence and CV.

General Volunteer Application Form
Education Volunteer Application Form
Education Volunteer Role Description
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.

All workers on site are required to wear safety boots and as a charity the Botanical Gardens regrets that it does not have the resources to supply these, so all interested organisations would be required to provide these for each employee to wear on the day.

For further details, contact Reception on: 0121 454 1860

Department Vacancies available Departmental manager
Education Education Volunteer Application Form
James Jarvis 0121 450 5093
Education Education Volunteer Role Description
James Jarvis 0121 450 5093
Indoor Gardening Not at present - please check again later in the year Wayne Williams wayne@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
Outdoor Gardening Not at present - please check again later in the year Giulio Veronese giulio@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
Shop & Plant Part-time vacancies available: Description
Reception & Office Part-time vacancies available: Description
Kim Hill kim@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
Trustees Vacancies available
James Wheeler 0121 454 1860
Maintenance Maintenance / cleaning job description
Malcolm Taylor 0121 454 1860
Aviaries Vacancy for bird lover who doesn't mind hard work and getting messy Malcolm Taylor 0121 454 1860
Friends' Group Vacancies available to help with organising events Rosemary Radford 0121 454 1860
Library Vacancy for Library Assistant
Patricia Turner patricia@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
Library Vacancy for Volunteer Librarian
Patricia Turner patricia@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk