Retail Store Volunteer Opportunities

The Native Seeds/SEARCH Retail Store is seeking enthusiastic desert gardeners with  strong customer service skills to volunteer one day per week at our Campbell Avenue  location. We have a unique store filled with seeds, books, gardening supplies, indigenous  art, local heritage foods, and more! This is a great opportunity to learn about seed  conservation and to support our nonprofit work within the community.

The ideal candidate thrives in a customer service environment, is comfortable sharing  information on our programs and membership, and will also participate in plant sales and  special events. They will possess an interest in arid-adapted crops, Sonoran Desert  wildflowers and will enjoy answering customer’s gardening questions.

Training will be provided for an overview of our mission, educational goals, community  outreach programs, and Native Seeds/SEARCH products.    Requirements:

  • Strong customer service background (retail experience a plus!)
  • Enthusiasm for making sales and sharing membership information
  • 5-6 hour shifts, minimum of 1 day per week (or more if interested) 
  • Able to stand for most of the shift 
  • Able to lift 25 pounds
  • 6-month commitment desired for regularly scheduled days
  • Background check required


  • Receive a 20% discount on most retail items
  • Receive a personal tour of the NS/S seed bank and gardens
  • Learn about our seed collection and seed saving techniques
  • Attend educational workshops at no charge, based on availability
  • Learn about Indigenous arts and crafts of the Southwest
  • Enjoy our annual volunteer appreciation luncheon 

To apply:

  • Please send a resume and cover letter to ​