Volunteer Opportunities

We invite you to join the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Volunteer Association. You’ll meet and work with many interesting Volunteers as well as greet thousands of visitors from all over the world.

Introductory meetings take place in January & February followed by Volunteer training Saturdays in March. The 2019 dates are Saturdays, March 2nd, 9th, 16th and (for Docents) a scheduled time on the 23rd for a practice tour. If you have a conflict for one of these dates, we can work with you to get the info.

For those who wish to become more involved in the organization, special events, including our annual Holiday Open House, workshops and committees provide additional volunteer opportunities.

For more information, call the office at 707-524-5445.


Docents take visitors on 40-45 minute tours of the Luther Burbank Home, Greenhouse and portions of the surrounding Gardens. The tour season is April through October, Tuesday through Sunday. Each Docent serves three half-day shifts per month during the tour season. Docents may wish to lead Group Tours, become Garden Interpreters, or serve as Children’s Tour guides as well. Volunteer Now!


Gardeners work “hands-on” in the Gardens under the direction of the garden curator. They work throughout the year on a variety of tasks and projects. Shifts are available Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat mornings and Tues, Thurs & Fri afternoons. Each Gardener is expected to work two 3-hour shifts per month, year-round. Volunteer Now!

Gift Shop:

Each Gift Shop Volunteer serves three half-day shifts per month during the tour season greeting visitors and selling Gift Shop products. The tour season is April through October, Tuesday through Sunday. The Gift Shop features items related to Burbank’s life and work. Many of the products such as prints and posters, cards, books and tee-shirts are designed and produced especially for LBH&G. Volunteer Now!


People interested in helping LBH&G from time to time and in various ways not covered by the established Volunteer categories can apply to become an LBH&G Associate.  This category includes those who wish to work on special projects or committees on a regular or occasional basis. Volunteer Now!