Arlene Ferris, BS

Director of Volunteer Services
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33156 USA
Phone 305/667-1651
Fax  305/661-8953, ext. 3314


B.S., Miami University, Ohio, 1969


1986 to present – Director of Volunteer Services, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.  Provide the administrative structure and leadership to obtain and facilitate volunteer involvement in support of Fairchild’s mission.

1975 to 1986 – Held a variety of positions including proofreader, assistant teacher, secretary and travel agent.  Obtained paralegal certificate in 1986.  Courses and workshops in volunteer management. 

Publications and Professional Associations

Numerous articles for Fairchild publications recognizing the work and contributions of the volunteers. 

Author of two articles for APGA publications. 

Member of APGA Volunteerism Committee. 

Presentations given at conferences include Utilizing Volunteers in Fund-Raising.