Volunteering at the Clark Bonsai Collection


Docents welcome and inform visitors about the art of bonsai

Curatorial Team

The Curatorial Team use their skills to maintain the bonsai

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Garden Guardians maintain and beautify the bonsai garden.

Volunteering-Garden Guardian

Want to learn more about becoming a volunteer?

If you have visited the Clark Bonsai Collection at Shinzen Japanese Garden in Woodward Park, you were probably impressed by its beautiful serene ambiance and the impressive, carefully crafted bonsai. But what you may not have considered is that all of this was created and is maintained by a cadre of dedicated volunteers who tend to the landscaping and structures of the bonsai garden and the health and beauty of the bonsai.

You may have also interacted with a friendly, knowledgeable docent who welcomed you and
answered your questions about the bonsai and the garden.

Whether you enjoy working with your hands. or learning more about Japanese art and culture, especially the art of bonsai and enjoy sharing what you learned with others, you might enjoy becoming a volunteer. We are in serious need of volunteers to keep the garden open to the increasing numbers of visitors Please consider becoming a member of the Clark Bonsai collection Volunteer Family!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Landscaping Tenders
  • Bonsai Tending
  • Host/Docent
  • Gift Shop Sales
  • Organizational Support: Clerical, I.T./Social Media
  • Photography/Videography
  • Event Support

To learn more about volunteer duties, skills, training and commitment, be sure to view the PDF document linked below for further details.

Join us on the regular monthly Third Saturday Volunteer Day 830-1130am for landscape and bonsai tending, host/docent orientation, and a tour of the current exhibition.

Ready to become a volunteer? Fill out the Volunteer Application below.

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