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Docents are an engaging and dedicated group of volunteers who interpret our beautiful Gardens 24-acre site and help visitors connect with plants. You can see them guiding tours, roving our grounds, facilitating garden-specific content and sharing the history of the Gardens, artistic, horticultural and architectural information. Are a lifelong learner? Are you passionate about art and nature? Then the Docent Program might be the perfect fit for you! Contact our Volunteer Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in booking a private tour for your group with one of our docents? Contact email@example.com.Qualifications:Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; ability to comfortably engage visitors in their surroundings; stamina to spend up to two hours standing and walking in the gardens.Schedule:Upon completion of training, Garden Docents are required to commit to a minimum of two programs/shifts per month.
School Program Facilitator
Volunteers will lead small groups of 10-12 students in specific activities, while facilitating the process of discovery.Qualifications:Enjoy working with children; interest in plants; comfortable multi-tasking; patient.Schedule:Each program occurs on a specific weekday morning during specific seasons. Volunteers are expected to commit to guiding at least two programs per month during the months that the program is offered.
“I have become a Denver Botanic Gardens addict. I just cannot get enough of the wonderful people, the fun and the education I receive in one of the most spectacular settings I know. I call my time at the Gardens “therapy for my spirit and soul."- Lynn, Volunteer
"As a result of my volunteer experience, I grew my professional skill set and made a major career change that has allowed me to combine volunteerism, service and professional growth into an executive position with a national service organization."- Bevin, Volunteer
"I am so glad a friend told me about the Gardens volunteer program. There are so many different program opportunities to choose from. I have learned so much and enjoy the interaction with staff and garden visitors."- Julaine, Volunteer