Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM


Location: The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Thank you Garden Volunteers!

At the Garden we value our volunteers and understand we could not endure without their dedication. These generous supporters donate thousands of hours a year serving the mission of the Garden.  Every day volunteers are tending the grounds, working alongside researchers, or communicating with visitors.

Lazy Acre logo artworkOn May 20, 2014, SBBG will honor the hard work of these volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. This year attendees will be able to enjoy presentations and activities which highlight local conservation efforts.  All volunteers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a delicious lunch as we recognize and honor the Volunteer of the Year, and the many others who have reached a milestone in their generous commitment to the Garden.  Catering support for our luncheon has generously been provided by Lazy Acres.

If you haven'd done so already, please RSVP to Kathy Castaneda

image of SBBG Volunteer appreciation event in 2012


  • The Garden is fortunate to have over 200 active volunteers (each serving > 30 hours per year)
  • Each volunteer hour donated is valued at $24.00 per hour by the federal government
  • In 2013, the Garden received 12,700 volunteer hours valued at $304,800