Volunteer 2017-08-02T16:53:52+00:00


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Volunteer Information Center, where you
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Who? Volunteers are an essential part of Tohono Chul, participating in almost every facet of programming and administration.
What? Volunteer opportunities at Tohono Chul are as diverse as our active volunteer community — Retail sales in our Museum Shops and Greenhouse, plant propagation and grounds maintenance, greeting in the Exhibit House and involvement with art exhibitions, clerical support in administration, special events, or train to be a Docent interpreter.
When? Daily schedules are flexible; commit to a regular weekly shift or be available as a substitute — seasonal residents are welcome!

Why? To celebrate the desert, to find fulfillment in public service in the name of cultural and environmental preservation and to provide visitors to the Park with a welcoming and enriching experience!

Become A Volunteer

How? Volunteer applications are always accepted. Click Here to complete and submit an application online. Please note, you will not be able to save and return to this application – once you begin filling in the application, you will have to complete and submit it. Or, Click here to print an application, complete it and mail it to…

Volunteer Application


Jo Falls
Director of Education & Guest Services
Tohono Chul
7366 N Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704

For more information, contact Jo Falls directly at 742-6455 x 228 or
jfalls@tohonochul.org or click here to review FAQs.

Volunteer Handbook



Prospecting For Docents

10 a.m. | Wednesday, September 13 | Desert Discovery Education Center #2

Do you think the Sonoran Desert is one of the most fascinating places on earth? Do like words like “engage,” “enrich,” and “enlighten?” Do you like talking to people you don’t know? And, do you relish the idea of going back to the classroom? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you just might have what it takes to be a Tohono Chul docent! We’ll give you the tools that will prepare you to share the nature, art and culture of the Sonoran Desert with visitors from around the world. A Prospective Docent Coffee will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 10am. Our next 18-week docent training program begins October 4. If you’re interested, contact Jo Falls, Director of Education at 742-6455 x 228 or jfalls@tohonochul.org. Additional information and an application form is available on our website here!

More Info Here 


Who? Docents are trained volunteers excited by the rewarding challenge of interpreting the complex relationships between the plants, animals and peoples of the Sonoran Desert for garden visitors.
What? Start by attending classes in desert ecology, geology, and interpretive techniques, as well as archaeology, native peoples and the history and mission of Tohono Chul. Upon graduation, service opportunities range from on-site tours to community outreach.
When? Wednesdays from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. beginning the first week in October and lasting 18 weeks.
Why? So that visitors to the Park leave enriched by a greater understanding and appreciation of what it means to live with the desert.
How? Applications are now being accepted for the 2017–2018 Docent Class beginning October 4. Docents in training are expected to attend all classes; no more than two excused absences will be accepted.
A Prospective Docent Meeting is scheduled for September 13 at 10 a.m. To learn more about becoming a docent, please join us and meet Docent Trainer, Tom McDonald. RSVP to Jo Falls at 520.742.6455 ext. 228 or
jfalls@tohonochul.org. Already know you are interested? Fill out an application and mail to:
Jo Falls
Director of Education & Guest Services
Tohono Chul
7366 N Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704
Docent Application