Become a volunteer


Friends of the Waite Arboretum Volunteers


Friends of the Waite Arboretum has a keen group of volunteers who work in the Arboretum, the rose gardens, the gardens around Urrbrae House, and the Garden of Discovery on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9.15am – 12.30pm with morning tea at 11am. Feel free to come along and share a morning tea with the volunteers.


Arboretum Guides


Some Friends of the Waite Arboretum are Arboretum Guides and take the public on tours of the Arboretum

  • On the first Sunday of each month
  • Booked walks
  • Specialty walks
  • Special occasions walks. 

For volunteering on Tuesdays, Fridays and or on other available times, please contact Erica Boyle, Arboretum Officer, Monday to Friday 9am – 2pm on 8313 7405 or by e-mail: or


Friends can participate in:


  • Contributing to quarterly newsletters
  • Data collection
  • Gardening, planting, weeding, watering, pruning
  • Helping with mail outs
  • Maintenance of garden seats, preparation of flyers, brochures and self-guided walks
  • Propagation of native grasses
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Staff exhibitions
  • Taking guided walks
  • And many other interesting tasks.