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Arnold Arboretum

Docent Program


Expand your knowledge of the Arboretum and share your passion for plants with others. As an Arnold Arboretum docent, you will be trained to lead tours for adults, both for the general public and special interest groups.

Staff Contact

For more information, contact Sheryl White, Visitor Education Assistant, at 617.384.5251 or fill out and submit the volunteer application.  We will contact you when the next available training program is scheduled.


The Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Directions are available.

Responsibilities and Time Commitment

Required Skills & Interests


The docent program is a partnership: you provide your time, commitment, and enthusiasm and the Arnold Arboretum provides rich resources and experienced staff. It is a wonderful opportunity for self-growth and for reaching out to Arboretum visitors to communicate the importance of plants in our lives.

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