Thank you for volunteering!

Volunteer Information Center, where you can manage your volunteer experience online.


Contact Kasey Fry at volunteer@tohonochul.org or 742-6455 x 241 with any questions.

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 gardens with a welcoming and enriching experience!

Become A Volunteer

How? Volunteer applications are always accepted.

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, print an application, complete it and mail it to…

Kasey Fry
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Tohono Chul
7366 N Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704

For more information, contact Kasey Fry directly at 742-6455 x 241 or volunteer@tohonochul.org



Congratulations 2021-2022 Docent Graduates!

Want to know more? There will be a Prospective Docent Coffee on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 10 AM hosted at Tohono Chul. To RSVP or if you have questions, contact Stephen Spikes at docent@tohonochul.org or 742-6455 x 235.

Already know you are interested? Fill out an application below.

Docent applications are accepted year-round and processed July through October for the next class. Please feel free to complete an application today and Stephen will be in touch about the next steps for your applications. Once you begin filling in the application, you will have to complete and submit it. You will not be able to save it and return to complete it at a later date.

Or, print an application, complete it and mail it to…

Stephen Spikes
Interpretive Programs Manager
Tohono Chul
7366 N Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704


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 Tohono Chul guests.

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, volunteer opportunities range from on-site tours to community outreach.

When? Wednesdays from 9 AM – 4 PM beginning the first week in October and lasting until the end of February. No classes Thanksgiving week, Christmas week, and New Year’s Week.

Why? So that visitors to Tohono Chul 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 2022–2023 Docent Class beginning October 5. Docents in training are expected to attend all classes; no more than two excused absences will be accepted. The training fee is $150 and includes a Tohono Chul membership.

Tohono Chul is a partner of the Arizona Master Naturalist Association | Pima County Chapter