Bellevue Botanical Garden


Volunteer at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and join hundreds of individuals and groups that provide 10,000 hours each year supporting the Garden. Volunteers participate in educational programs, special events, horticultural assistance and fundraising—all essential in enriching visitor experience.



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New Volunteer Application

The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has some fun and rewarding opportunities for volunteers. We are looking for both people that would enjoy a Leads position and people that prefer being a team member. Please send an email to if you are interested in any of the following.....

Lead opportunities:
Co-Chair Volunteer Resources: Work as a co-chair of a team to increase the number of volunteers helping at the garden, working with volunteers to ensure that they are involved in the areas in which they are most interested.
Garden d’Lights Greeter team lead: Ensure all greeter timeslots are filled and train greeters in their responsibilities. Will be part of GdL leadership team.
Garden d’Lights Repairs team assist lead: Assist repairs team lead in coordinating GdL repairs team activities throughout the year. Will be part of GdL leadership team



Team member opportunities:
High School Volunteer Coordinator: Contact area high schools and work with them to increase our high school-age volunteers who are looking for places to do Service Hours.
Garden d’Lights Logistics Coordinator: Work closely with City of Bellevue and the Garden d’Lights leads to schedule necessary vendors and ensure all necessary signage is installed. Will be part of GdL leadership team.
Travel Website Monitor: Monitors posts and ratings on public websites (TripAdvisor, Yelp, AAA, etc.) ensuring that negative comments are appropriately responded and summarizing comments for BBGS leadership and staff.
Lectures & Classes Support: Help with setup and take down, refreshments, welcome guests, sell memberships, etc.
AV Equipment Assistant: Assist the AV Equipment Lead to ensure that all AV equipment is set-up and works properly for lectures, classes, workshops and other events at the garden.
Senior Groups Volunteer Coordinator: Contact senior groups in the area to increase attendance at the garden and encourage them to volunteer.
Trillium Store cashiers: Be a cashier and perform other store support functions.
Garden d’Lights installation, creation and take-down: Join the team that creates, maintains and installs the lights displays.

Horticultural Assistance
Work with Garden staff or interns to plant, prune, create and maintain paths, and detail the garden. Tuesday or Thursday mornings, 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

Work with a group of volunteers that concentrates its efforts in the Waterwise Garden, first and third Wednesdays of the month from 1:00–3:00 PM.

Work with the Northwest Perennial Alliance. The Alliance concentrates their efforts in the Garden's Perennial Border.
Work parties are most Thursdays from 10:00 AM–12:00 PM. Email the Alliance or visit

Current volunteers, let us know your interest via our volgistics website, or send an email to our volunteer coordinator and indicate your desire.

You can make a contribution by giving just one or hundreds of hours of your time enhancing this community jewel.


Please visit the Living Lab page for more information. Volunteers assist professional staff teachers and are trained "on the job".


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The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a successful partnership between the City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services and the nonprofit Bellevue Botanical Garden Society.

The Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 452-2750