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Special Events & Exhibits Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with us, but do not have time to commit to volunteering on a regular basis, we have plenty of one-time opportunities where we can use your help! Volunteer application forms for each event can be found on this page two months before the event starts. If you are part of a group who would like to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 720-865-3565 or vol@botanicgardens.org for more information.

2015 Special Event Volunteer Opportunities:

School Program Discovery Days
Plant Discovery Days: April 14-17
Ecosystem Week (Chatfield): May 5-8
Celebrating Wildflowers Week: May 11-15
Fall Plant Discovery Days: Sep. 28 - Oct. 2
School Program Discovery Days emphasize exploration and self-awareness of the focus subject. The Gardens hosts Discovery Days programs for school-aged children that are filled with a variety of volunteer led hands-on activity stations. Volunteers leading Discovery Day activity stations interact with a variety of groups of students for several minutes at a time throughout the shift.
To sign up, please complete this online form.

Spring Plant Sale
York Street
Preview Party May 7, Sale May 8-9
One of the longest-held traditions at the Gardens, this event features a huge variety of plants, as well as the Gardens’ horticulturists, who are onsite to answer questions about gardening. Volunteer opportunities include selling plants, greeting shoppers, helping within different plant divisions, and helping guests with purchases.
To sign up, please complete this online form.

Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at ChatfieldCorn Maze
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Sep. 18 - Nov. 1
Volunteer opportunities every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Our huge Corn Maze assumes a new shape every year at Chatfield to ensure plenty of twists and turns! There are food vendors onsite, a children’s mini-maze and other fun activities on weekends. 
Volunteers are needed for 3-4 hour shifts to help with event activities.

PPumpkin Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfieldumpkin Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11
Pick the perfect pumpkin in our pumpkin patch! There are autumn snacks, arts & crafts, fun rides for kids and lots more for the whole family. The perfect autumn tradition! Volunteers positions include cashiers, pumpkin patch measurers, kids' activity area, pumpkin daycare and more. Volunteer shifts are between 4-6 hours long, depending on the area. 

Dia de los Muertos at Denver Botanic GardensDía de los Muertos 
Sunday, Nov. 1
This ancient Mexican tradition celebrates the souls of those who have departed with traditional music, dance, artists and food.
View elaborate altars on display, decorate sugar skulls, have your face painted and don’t forget to come in costume! 
Volunteers are needed for a 4-5 hour shift to help with themed event activities.
Spanish speaking skills are a plus, but not required.

 Blossoms of Light
York Street
Late Nov. - Jan. 1, 2016
Winter glitters with Blossoms of Light which set the holiday season aglow in this urban winter wonderland! See the Gardens in a brilliant new light and spread holiday cheer as a volunteer.
We need volunteer assistance each evening, from 4:45-9 p.m., to make this popular event a success.

Trail of Lighta at Denver Botanic Gardens at ChatfieldTrail of Lights
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Late Nov. - Jan. 1, 2016
A trail winds through a sparkling forest in the Colorado countryside. As a volunteer, you can be part of making the event special for guests.
Volunteers are needed each evening from 5-9:30 p.m. Indoor and outdoor roles are available.