Volunteer with the Friends

How can you help?  Join the Friends and get involved

  • Volunteering is rewarding and fun
  • There is no greater gift than the gift of time
  • Share some of your time with us by joining one of our groups
  • Enjoy the friendship and sense of achievement with voluntary work
  • Don't have the time at the moment? Support us by becoming a member 

Who can volunteer?

  • Volunteers include people from all walks of life 
  • We welcome retirees, students, parents, and professionals 
  • The majority of our volunteering roles are currently for people aged 18 years and over

Ways You can Join in and Help

There are many opportunities for you to become more closely involved with the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. More than 150 of our members volunteer with us.

  •     People with skills in preparing/writing Grant applications

  •     The Events Committee is currently looking for people with bright ideas

  •     Catering for and running events - we are looking for a catering coordinator for events

  •     Special Events and Botanical Art Exhibitions
        - Curator required for next Natural History Art Exhibition September 2019
  •     Plant Sales Help at the next Plant Sale in set up and sales - Autumn 2019
  •     Hands on growing with our Growing Friends 
        - Waiting list applies at the moment

  •     Hands on gardening with our Helping Hands Groups
        - work in the RBGV, Melbourne Gardens or around the Plant Craft Cottage

  •     Use your office skills at Gate Lodge 
        - Volunteers with computer and office skills welcome - opening at the moment

  •     Join a craft group or help out at the Cottage - flyer (below)
        - Be a host during opening hours - join our fun roster
     at the Cottage    

How to get started?

  • The Friends welcome all offers of help  
  • If you would like to help email us at friends@rbgmelb.org.au or telephone our office at Gate Lodge on (03) 9650 6398, and ask to be put in touch with our Volunteers' Coordinator
  • Download and complete the form (below) and return to our office at friends@rbgmelb.org.au (or post to c/- Gate Lodge, 100 Birdwood Ave, Melbourne 3004)
  • Volunteers do need to be members of the Friends, so if you would like to volunteer and are not a member, it is easy to join us today