Volunteering Opportunities

Recruitment has opened for the 2016 season


The Botanic Garden has an active volunteer programme running from March to October each year.

Volunteers are helping us to eradicate pernicious weeds, are working with the horticultural staff in areas such as the Rock Garden, Vegetable Collection and Nursery and are supporting us by helping with various administrative tasks.

"Volunteering at the Botanic Garden is not only fun and rewarding but it gives me the opportunity to feel part of the team and to learn from the experts. It's also great knowing you're doing something to help and that all the vegetables that we've so lovingly grown go to people who really appreciate them." Ness Newman, who has been volunteering half a day a week, working on the vegetable beds with Jim Penny of the Gardens Team.

"As a way to support the Garden, I can't recommend volunteering highly enough and hope our experience will encourage others to become involved in a hands-on way too." Ruth Sutherland, weeder

"It was an enjoyable and relaxing experience, nice people to chat to and share garden stories with. Now I'm doing more volunteering. It's not like weeding at home, the surroundings make it worthwhile!" Isabelle Kandler, weeder


If you are interested in volunteering at the Garden please fill out an application form and return it to volunteers@obg.ox.ac.uk