Thank you for volunteering!

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


Contact Stephen Spikes at sspikes@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 Park 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…

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

For more information, contact Stephen Spikes directly at 742-6455 x 241 or sspikes@tohonochul.org



Please note: Tohono Chul’s Docent Class is on sabbatical for a year. Our next class will start October 2021. Docent applications will be accepted starting March 2021.

Please feel free to contact Stephen Spikes at sspikes@tohonochul.org or 742-6455 x 235 with any questions.

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 19 weeks.

Why? So that visitors to Tohono Chul leave enriched by a greater understanding and appreciation of what it means to live with the desert.

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