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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! 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

Blossoms of Light
York Street
Dec. 5, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015

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.
To volunteer for Blossoms of Light: Fill out our online form

Trail of Lighta at Denver Botanic Gardens at ChatfieldTrail of Lights
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Nov. 28-30 and Dec. 5, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015

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.
To volunteer for Trail of Lights: Fill out our online form

Here are some future volunteer opportunities:

School Program Discovery Days
Will resume again this spring 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.
Please email vol@botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3565 for more info.

Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at ChatfieldCorn Maze
Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Mid-Sept. - Oct., 2015 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. 16-18, 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. 

Dia de los Muertos at Denver Botanic GardensDía de los Muertos 
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

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.