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! Individuals can sign up using the forms below. 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.

2014 Special Events

Spring Plant Sale
May 6-10, 2014
Volunteer opportunities each day

One of the longest-held traditions at the Gardens, this event features a huge variety of plants, plus the Gardens’ horticulturists are onsite to answer questions about gardening. Volunteer opportunities include selling plants, greeting shoppers, and helping guests with purchases.
To volunteer for Spring Plant Sale: Fill out our online form

School Program Discovery Days
April 14-18, York Street: Plant Discovery Days
May 6-9, Chatfield: Ecosystem Exploration
May 13-16, York Street: Celebrating Wildflowers Week

School Programs emphasize discovery, exploration and self-awareness of a subject. On select weeks throughout the school year, 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 day.
To volunteer for Discovery Days: Fill out our online form

Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at ChatfieldCorn Maze
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
September 19 - November 1, 2014

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.
To volunteer for Corn Maze: Fill out our online form

PPumpkin Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfieldumpkin Festival
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Friday-Sunday, October 10-12, 2014

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.
To volunteer for Pumpkin Festival: Fill out our online form

Dia de los Muertos at Denver Botanic GardensDía de los Muertos
Saturday, November 1, 2014

This ancient Mexican tradition celebrates the souls of those who have departed with traditional music, dance, artists and food. View elaborate alters 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 event activities. To help with this event, please email vol@botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3565 for more info. Spanish speaking skills are a plus!

Blossoms of Light
York Street
December 5, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Over a million glittering lights set the holiday season aglow in this urban winter wonderland! See the Gardens in a brilliant new light, enjoy hot drinks and fresh roasted nuts and celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Volunteers are needed each evening for a five hour shift, 4:45-9:45 p.m. To help with this event, please email vol@botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3565 for more info.

Trail of Lighta at Denver Botanic Gardens at ChatfieldTrail of Lights
Chatfield
December 5, 2014 - January 1, 2015

A sparkling forest path winds its way through the Colorado countryside. Enjoy a holiday hayride on select evenings, warm up at the toasty fire pit with a hot beverage and enjoy a peaceful, shimmering evening along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Volunteers are needed each evening for a five hour shift, 4:45-9:45 p.m. To help with this event, please email vol@botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3565 for more info.

  • “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