There are many ways students can get involved with the UCF Arboretum. Through involvement, students will learn new skills, work outside in nature, gain valuable hands-on experience, play in the dirt, learn about plants and experience some of Central Florida’s unique ecosystems. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience, regardless of major.


Volunteer Opportunities

Help the UCF Arboretum run the community garden, manage and restore campus green space, assist in campus landscapes, learn how to give tours, and more. Volunteers help plant, prune, propagate, weed, water, maintain trails, pick up litter, pull out invasive plants, etc. We also approve Service Learning hours and LEAD Scholars hours. We love volunteers who bring their unique and individual talents!

Be sure to bring a water bottle, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen and wear closed-toe shoes and old clothes you can get dirty.

If you have questions, email or call 407-823-3583.


Academic Courses and Research

UCF offers some courses revolving around the natural lands and biology. Check them out below.



Work Study Opportunities

Have you been allotted a work-study scholarship from the Federal Government? Come work for the UCF Arboretum! Email us with your resume, class schedule and work-study allotment to set up an interview. If you have not been allotted Federal Aid, speak with Financial Aid to see if you qualify. Check our social media for any current openings.


Internships and Independent Studies Opportunities

Need some experience in the Environmental field? Send us your resume and a copy of your unofficial degree audit from myUCF to set up an interview. If you qualify we can bring you on as an intern or issue class credits towards an independent study.