"Perserve, Protect, Enhance and Educate"

Botanical Society of ZooMontana

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Volunteer Resource Center


Here's the work detail for today, tomorrow, this week, this month or this season. We also have included pertinent information to make your volunteer work flow easier and organized. Any communications or contacts can be found below. Have fun !

weather permitting


weather permitting

Mulch and compost

weather permitting

A great time to weed


Work has begun for the 2018 season VOLUNTEER NOW 

Sensory Garden: Volunteers needed for seasonal clean-up and composting. All days available

Dottie's Garden: Work will continue...weatherpermitting. All days.

Eagle Garden: New exciting garden on the way

The Botanical Society is a non-profit and volunteer group that maintains the gardens at Zoo Montana. There currently is no one on staff at the zoo that works or maintains the gardens. As a result, volunteer times can be flexible but it is anticipated that we work the following time frames...

As a gardener you get the itch every Spring to start growing. That's how the volunteers work at the zoo. When the weather starts to break in March the work begins. We will have regular updates on this page of what jobs need to be tackled. Usually in November with the first snow we begin the clean-up and wind down for the season.

The volunteers work together every Monday morning from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Flexibility is the key here. We all have hectic life schedules and we don't expect you to be at the zoo every Monday. A volunteer has the freedom to work any day as long as it conforms to Zoo hours of operation.

*Average number of weeks volunteering 36.

*There are 10-15 volunteers working regularly.

*One volunteer working only on Mondays puts in an average of 142 volunteer hours, most volunteers surpass that number !

*By recording your work hours at the zoo office after each shift, the zoo can apply for grants based on volunteer hours.

COMMUNICATIONS - Facebook - E-Mail - Contact Form - Phone

Questions, concerns, thoughts or comments can be posted here


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Direct e-mail:

[email protected]

Call the Zoo:

406 - 652 - 8100

( random garden staff at the zoo most days just leave a msg. )

Check or make plans with other volunteers to spend a day at the zoo

because you'll make lots of friends !


Feel free to contact the volunteer coordinator:

Lea Ann


 or fill out the form at left