The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, value the role of volunteers understanding that they are an integral part of the organisation. Over 500 community members volunteer to support this work of this historic and important government organisation.  

The Trust and Foundation & Friends are advocates of best practice in volunteer management, they respect the skills that volunteers have and the support they give to the organisation and the greater community.

Volunteers assist with the scientific, horticultural and conservation work of the Trust and promote the wonderful work of the staff through guided walks and onsite interpretation. Volunteers also enhance the visitor experience by providing information and orientation for visitors.

The Foundation & Friends volunteers raise funds through a diverse range of programs, assist with visitor engagement and promote the work of the Botanic Gardens to its members. Proceeds raised by Foundation & Friends help to support science, horticulture, conservation and education programs across your three Botanic Gardens. To volunteer with Foundation & Friends you need to join as a member. Become a member today.

Corporate Volunteers, through our major sponsors, work with Gardens’ staff on short term projects.

Volunteer Programs

Due to the popularity of our volunteer programs, we have limited vacancies at this present time. Vacancies are listed below.

Volunteer Programs at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Volunteer Programs at Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
Volunteer Programs at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Volunteer Programs with Foundation & Friends