Want to lend a hand? Pacific Bonsai Museum is always looking for volunteers to help us connect visitors to the living art of bonsai. Areas of volunteering include bonsai work, events, grounds maintenance, administrative help, and docenting. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Museum at volunteer@pacificbonsaimuseum.org.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have an interest in art, bonsai, trees, and/or being outdoors, and do you have a few spare hours for a worthy cause? Come volunteer with Pacific Bonsai Museum, connecting people to nature through the living art of bonsai. 

Volunteers Need for Outreach Events to Help Spread the Love of Tiny Trees!
We will be at the following events and could use your help! If interested in participating, please email Janie Bube as soon as possible. 


Branch Out (Weyerhaeuser HQ, Federal Way)
Details coming soon
  • Tuesday, September  24
    • 10:00am – 6pm
  • Thursday, September  26
    • 10:00am – 6pm
  • Friday, September  27
    • 10:00am – 6pm
  • Sunday, September 29
    • 10:00am – 6pm

If you can only come for a part of the time, let us know. 


Thank you for your willingness to support the Pacific Bonsai Museum! 

    Museum Docents

    If you have 4 to 8 hours a month and want to share your passion for bonsai with others, consider joining our team of Volunteer Docents.

    Our Docents help people connect with nature, lead small group tours, and talk with in-person Museum visitors from all walks of life, from all over the world.

    As a docent, you will receive specialized training and you will have ongoing opportunities to learn about art, bonsai, the collection, teaching, and learning.

    All you need to bring is dependability, professionalism, excellent verbal communication skills, a commitment to anti-racism and inclusivity, plus an enthusiasm for bonsai, nature, teaching, and listening. These positions are best suited for those who are 18+ years of age.

    Contact Janie Bube if you have any questions and/or would like to apply. THANK YOU.

    We are grateful for our team of Lead Docents who facilitate group tours and share their love of bonsai with our visitors:


    Adrian Bedoya

    Shannon Carboy

    Elsa Durham

    Lacy Frye

    Gary Gemar

    Lisa Henry

    Richard Kestenbaum

    Suiling Lin

    Byron Mucke

    J. Overton

    Ginger Rhodes

    Will Schnicke

    Jennie Serrano

    Cory Sutton

    Iris Tio-Matos

    Vern Van Houten

    Randy Willett

    Shirlee Yeager

    Bonsai Care

    Bonsai volunteers have prior bonsai experience and love all aspects of bonsai care. We need the most help with tasks such as weeding and general clean up.

    Fill Out the Bonsai Volunteer Questionnaire

    Grounds Maintenance (ON-going)

    Love getting your hands dirty and working outdoors? Pacific Bonsai Museum has extensive trails, garden beds and outdoor displays that need regular care.

    Contact us


    Administrative volunteers help us with an array of office-related tasks from marketing and event prep to file keeping and database maintenance.

    Office Volunteer Description

    Apply to be an Office Volunteer