“Volunteering: It’s the best thing I do for myself.” — Margaret Johnson, Shangri La volunteer

We love our volunteers! Come and share the excitement of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. Whether you love working with children, have a green thumb or just want to meet new people, we have a wonderful place just for you. You can even choose where you want to work and how often.

Benefits for Volunteers:

Free admission to Shangri La
Free Individual Membership to STARK Cultural Venues with thirty hours of service
Free Shangri La shirt
Discount at the Garden Store, The Museum Store and The Star and Crescent Moon Cafe
Invitations to exclusive events
Pre-notice of events happening at all STARK Cultural Venues
Interpretive and educational program opportunities
Yearly and ongoing rewards & recognition


Volunteer Opportunities:


Children’s Garden Guide
Volunteer Teacher (Docent)
Bird Keeper
Outpost Guide
Bayou Guide (Boat Driver)
Outpost Tour Interpreter
Theater Attendant
NDC/Lab Exhibit Interpreter
Exhibit Hall Interpreter
Garden Guide

Visitor Services

Garden Greeter
Volunteer Services


Garden Grower (Production Greenhouse)
Horticulture Helper – Shangri La Garden
Horticulture Helper – Epiphyte/Display Houses

More Information

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact

Katie Krantz
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
P. O. Box 1044
Orange, TX  77631-1044
409.670.0234  fax:  409.670.9341