Planting the Wetland Garden Volunteer at the UDBG

Come join the UDBG’s volunteer corps! There’s a place for people with all kinds of talent, skills, and interests. Volunteers play a crucial role in all UDBG activities. Volunteering at UDBG is a great way to interact with fellow plant lovers in pleasant surroundings and to expand your gardening knowledge.

Look over the list below of volunteer opportunities to decide what interests you. Then fill out our online application form or you may download and print an application (pdf). Complete the downloadable application form and mail it to UDBG Volunteer Coordinator, 152 Townsend Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

If you have questions volunteering, please contact Valann Budischak, Volunteer Coordinator, (302) 831-4188 or e-mail at

Volunteer Opportunities Planting the Lepidoptera Trail and sowing seeds for the Trial Garden

Garden Projects/Maintenance

Assist in maintaining the gardens. Volunteers will participate in plant and garden maintenance, and project installation.

Nursery and Greenhouse Maintenance
Propagate plants from seeds and cuttings, and help grow plants in the nursery & greenhouse.

Office Administration
Work with staff to enter info into databases, assist with the newsletter, mailings, and special event preparation.

Plant Research & Record Keeping
Assist staff in maintenance of plant database. Volunteers will research plant names, produce plant labels, and create plant picture labels.

Plant Sales
Assist in the coordination and staffing of the annual plant sales.

Special Events
Staff information and registration tables at lectures, host art shows, hand out program and support materials, and more.


University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153