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Teen & Family Program

Summer is a wonderful season in Colorado, however a three month break from school can quickly become boring without engaging activities. If you know someone between the age of 9-17 who is social, curious and likes to learn about plants and science, they should check out the cool Denver Botanic Gardens volunteer programs at York Street!

Volunteering at Denver Botanic Gardens

Summer Teen Volunteer Program

Teens who are looking for a fun and engaging opportunity to volunteer outdoors this summer need not look any further! Our Summer Teen Volunteer program is for students 13-17 years old who want to educate and interact with children and families. The Gardens is looking for teens to volunteer from June-August in the Mordecai Children’s Garden. Teens will help as Guides, Activity Assistants, Garden Helpers and with Summer Camps. Teens will be required to attend three interactive training sessions prior to volunteering and will be asked to complete at least 50 hours of volunteer service during the summer.

If you are interested in applying to or learning more about this program, please come to our information session on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1-2 p.m. An online application will be made available to those who attend the info session.

To sign up for the information session (or if you have questions about this program), please contact the Volunteer Services Department at 720-865-3565 or vol@botanicgardens.org

Family Volunteer Program

The Family Volunteer Program is a fantastic way for families with children between the ages of 9-12 to get outdoors and share the joy of gardening. Adults and children have the opportunity to work in the Mordecai Children’s Garden with an expert horticulturist. While tending to the garden, they will learn about general maintenance, plants, and the environment through planting, weeding and watering.

Program applications begin in April. For more information and questions, please contact the Volunteer Services Department at 720-865-3537 or vol@botanicgardens.org for more information.