Help our Gardens grow!

Volunteers are the foundation of everything we do.

There are numerous opportunities for every level of talent, interest and ability – administrative, outreach, social media, hostess, special project, garden gift shop as well as many other areas where your special talents and experience will be warmly welcomed and utilized.

In 2016, our amazing volunteers and groups logged 17,922 hours. Thank you!

If you’d like to volunteer as an individual or as a group please download the Volunteer Application below. You can also find more volunteering information on the county’s website. If you have any questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator at 713.274.4160.

Become a docent!

Mercer Docents share the magic and history of Mercer Botanic Garden with hundreds of school children and adults every year.

We are always seeking new volunteers to join us for upcoming tours as well as other exciting garden activities and events taking place in the Gardens.   All our docents are given special training, so experience in gardening or teaching is not necessary, just a love for “Houston’s Best Kept Secret” is required.

Become an Ambassador!

Throughout the year, numerous opportunities arise for The Mercer Society to take our love for our Gardens to the community through home shows, television talk shows, and community festivals.

You can be our representative spreading the joy of the Gardens and recruiting new members and fellow volunteers along the way.
For more information call, 713-274-4166 or download a volunteer application here.