Interested in volunteering at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden? Please complete this application form to get started. Once completed, click the continue button at the bottom.

Basic Information

Introduce yourself! Please fill out your name and contact information below.


*Volunteers must be 14 years of age. Between the ages of 14-18, they must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their volunteer shift.

Emergency Contact Information

Please list the name and contact information of one emergency contact below.


Please list the names and contact information of two professional or personal references below.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer. Please note that, due to current staff limitations, we currently only accept horticulture volunteers on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday mornings, during our growing season from April until October.

Areas of Interest

Please check the volunteer tasks that interest you below. Don't see your dream volunteer position listed? No problem! Please describe it in the space provided.

Personal Background

Please tell us a little about yourself! Do you have any prior volunteer experience? Do you have any special skills you hope to use in your volunteer work? How did you learn about the PBG Volunteer Program? Are you a member of PBG?

Professional Background

Please list your current employer (or past employer, if retired). Does your employer have a matching gift program?

PA State Clearances and Criminal History

The state of PA requires all volunteers to have a CY113 clearance, SPA-164A, and FBI fingerprinting. Do you have these? If not, are you willing to obtain them? Have you ever been convicted of a crime? (Not including traffic or parking violations). If so, please list the nature of your conviction in the space provided. (A conviction will not necessarily be a bar to volunteering. Factors such as age at the time of offense, nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account).

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email. But, we would hate to bug you! Let us know you're email preferences below. You can also change them at any time in the future.

I Agree

I understand that this form is just the first step to becoming a Pittsburgh Botanic Garden volunteer. To complete the process, I agree to the following:

-An informal interview and Garden tour with a staff member
-Obtaining/renewing all necessary state clearances
-Attending a volunteer orientation
-Attending any training sessions pertinent to my volunteer position
-Signing up for shifts and informing staff if I am unable to keep my schedule