volunteer at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield is a working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County. Facilities include nature trails, a wildlife observation area, display gardens, educational exhibits, a historical farm, a 19th century one-room schoolhouse, working beehives and picnic areas.

Be sure to check out the Special Events volunteer page for opportunities to volunteer for the Pumpkin Festival and the Corn Maze in September and October.

Here are some current volunteer opportunities at Chatfield:

  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Grower Assistant

    CSA volunteers assist in planting, maintaining, harvesting, washing and distributing the vegetables and herbs grown in the gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

    Qualifications:
    Passion for gardening and an interest in local food production and farming; ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions; physical ability to tolerate standing, bending, kneeling and light lifting.
    Schedule:
    One day a week, May through the end of October
  • Garden Docent - Guide and Hildebrand Ranch House

    Gardens Docents at the Chatfield location provide an educational and interpretative experience for visitors throughout the many areas of the Gardens’ site by sharing the history of the Gardens, horticultural and wildlife-related information.

    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.
  • Information Specialist - Visitor Center

    Provide a warm welcome, courteous service and current information to all visitors at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

    Qualifications:
    Superior customer service and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills; enthusiasm for Denver Botanic Gardens.
    Schedule:
    Upon completion of training, Information Specialists are required to commit to a minimum of two shifts per month.