Let your hands be a force of nature – volunteer

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Volunteers at The Holden Arboretum are a precious resource that make our programs and services possible. Volunteers bring their energy, knowledge and style to Holden and make each guest's visit to Holden fresh and unique.


Holden has 3,600 acres of volunteer opportunities to explore. Whether in our gardens, our natural areas, our visitor center or our offices, there is a way for you to give back to your community, meet people with similar interests, learn new skills and have fun! Our orientation and training provides new volunteers with the tools to be successful, and on-going social and educational opportunities keep it fresh.


To begin your volunteer adventure at Holden, apply online or give us a call at the number below.


Look forward to meeting you!


Robin Ott

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 440.602.8003

E-mail: rott@holdenarb.org


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On-going Volunteer Opportunities for Adults

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Youth & Teen Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer News

Check out featured volunteer opportunities.

Read the latest edition of the Holden Leaf Press, our volunteer newsletter.

Volunteer Open House

Wednesday, April 15

3 - 6:30pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden


Learn more about volunteer opportunities at The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden. Prospective volunteers can learn about current opportunities, meet volunteers and staff from both organizations and get started with a group interview. Free parking for attendees with pre-registration.