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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

Lauren Malanga
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Tohono Chul
7366 N Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704

For more information, contact Lauren directly at 742-6455 x 235 or
lmalanga@tohonochul.org
or click here to review FAQs.

Volunteer Handbook

DOCENT PROGRAM

Join us for a Prospective Docent Coffee

10 a.m. | Wednesday, September 14 | Desert Discovery Education Center

We are now accepting applications for the ’16-’17 Docent Class. Our docents are trained, volunteer interpreters excited by the rewarding challenge of illustrating the complex interrelationships between the plants, animals, and peoples of our desert home. The “urban desert” they interpret is Tohono Chul, a 49-acre island in the midst of rapidly expanding Northwest Tucson. Visitors to the gardens come away enriched by a greater understanding and appreciation of our region – docents help make that visitor experience a unique one.

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 2016–2017 Docent Class beginning October 4th. Docents in training are expected to attend all classes; no more than two excused absences will be accepted.
A Prospective Docent Coffee Coffee is scheduled for September 14 at 10 a.m. To learn more about becoming a docent, please join us and meet Docent Trainer, Tom McDonald. RSVP to Lauren Malanga at 520.742.6455 ext. 235 or
lmalanga@tohonochul.org
. Already know you are interested? Fill out an application and mail to:
Lauren Malanga
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Tohono Chul
7366 N Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704
Docent Application