Volunteer Opportunities


Above: volunteers collect seeds of Hyptis emoryi at Saguaro National Park in the fall of 2015 with Borderlands Restoration and Sky Island Alliance.

We have many seasonal and ongoing volunteer opportunities for residents and visitors to the Patagonia, AZ area and the Madrean Sky Islands. Check out these opportunities below, and contact us at this address or email the listed contact person.


IMAG0720Native Plant Propagation

Every Tuesday morning from 9 am-12 pm the BR Nursery welcomes volunteers from Patagonia, Green Valley, Rio Rico, Tucson, and beyond to participate in our native plant propagation process. If you like being outside and getting your hands dirty then come join us! Email: afclaver@gmail.com


20141021-095922-35962031.jpgNative Seed Cleaning

Join us every Monday morning from 9 am-12 pm to clean collections of wild, native seed for grow-outs and storage, and learn a lot about seed biology and the native plants from which they derive. Of course our conversations aren’t always so serious, come join us to see how much fun we can have! If you want to participate but are more comfortable indoors, this is a great opportunity for you. Learn more about our seeds hereEmail: borderlandsrestoration@gmail.com


IMG_1021Wild Seed Collection

If you live anywhere in the Madrean Sky Islands, are independent, have a good botanical eye, and are detail-oriented, you are well prepared to be a BR seed collector! You do not have to be local to Patagonia, AZ for this opportunity. Enlist as BR Seed Collector and help grow our seed collection! Email weaver.caleb@gmail.com




Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities & Custom Workshops

Check our Facebook page and Calendar (found on the homepage) regularly for upcoming volunteer opportunities, workshops, and more!

Check out the 2014 Volunteer Report to see what our team accomplished in 2014. 2015 Report coming soon!



  • Our Mission

    The mission of Borderlands Restoration is to reconnect wildlife, land, and people in the Arizona/Sonora Borderland region by involving people in restoring the ecosystem on which we depend.

  • Contact

    PO Box 1191
    299 McKeown Ave, Suite #3
    Patagonia, AZ 85624

    (520) 216-4148