As a Volunteer

Volunteers are a valued and integral part of us. They enrich and enhance the life of the Gardens and play a vital role in supporting the Gardens.

We understand everyone has different skill-sets and aspirations, hence varied positions are available for the volunteer spirit in you.

Tour Guiding

The Gardens runs free tours for the public every weekend. Each weekend, different thematic tours are conducted by our enthusiastic volunteer guides. Give yourself a chance to learn and share with others.

Plant Records

Volunteers are sought to do data entry to build up the plant information database. For this, we would require volunteers to help out during office hours. Volunteers also have the option of doing field surveys, which include stocktaking and photo taking. This can be done during the Gardens' opening hours. Volunteers will gain a working knowledge of plant records management in a botanic institution and get very familiar with plant names and characteristics.


Volunteers will have the opportunity to maintain an area in the Gardens. Presently, volunteers are working in our Plant Resource Centre.

As a Gardening Volunteer, you will be involved in preparing the ground, sowing of seeds, pruning, weeding, fertilising and composting to identifying the various plants and labelling them.

Available on 3rd Saturday of every month


Volunteers can contribute at the Herbarium by repairing and mounting herbarium specimens. This involves stitching of specimens onto boards.



Volunteer Recognition

Upon completing 10 hours of volunteer work, we will issue you with a Volunteer Pass and you will be entitled to the following benefits for a year:

  • Invitation to an annual Volunteer Tea hosted by the Director of the Gardens
  • Subscription to Gardenwise, bi-annual newsletter of the Gardens
  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Invitation to the SBG Speakers' Series
  • Invitation to special events and previews
  • Discounts at the Gardens' concessionaire outlets


Volunteer Application

To sign up as a volunteer,  contact us here.

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