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Veteran Application

Thank you for your interest in the Chatfield Veteran Reintegration Program! Upon submission of your application, it will be sent directly to the program manager of the Chatfield Veteran Reintegration Program. All applications are considered confidential documents and will be treated as such. Please note that all candidates will be assessed equally and that discrimination of any sort is prohibited through the course of the application process and throughout the course of the program. Physical limitations or disability ratings will not exclude individuals from admittance into the program.

Once you complete the application, you can expect the following actions:

  1. Within one week of submitting your application you will be contacted by phone by the program manager for an initial interview and given the opportunity to ask questions, arrange a tour of the physical volunteer site before committing to the program (if desired), discuss the possible volunteer shift dates/times and any other concerns you may have regarding any aspect of the program.
  2. There are a limited number of positions available in the program. All applications will be reviewed and participant selections will be made no later than April 5, 2014. Each candidate will be informed (by email) whether or not they have been accepted into the program by April 10, 2014. If you apply to the program past these due dates, your application will only be considered for that calendar year if there are still volunteer positions available in the program.
  3. Candidates who have been accepted into the program are required to attend a mandatory orientation event at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on May 3, 2014.
Personal and Service Information
Note: Needing special accommodations in any way will not exclude you from consideration.

We realize that you have existing personal and professional commitments and we value your time. In order to best accommodate your schedule, please answer the following questions.

Experience and Availability
or plan on being in school May-October
Agriculture

Agriculture is defined as: The science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and (in varying degrees) the preparation and marketing of the resulting products.

Horticulture

Horticulture is defined as: The art and science of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers or ornamental plants.

Vocational and Recreational Opportunities

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield offers many vocational and recreational opportunities. Please tell us which of the following disciplines you may also be interested in learning and/or participating in.
1=No interest, 5=Very Interested

The art and science of farming is centered on the farmer’s ability to maintain consistency. The quality of the crops, the CSA staff and fellow veteran participants rely on your ability to attend scheduled shifts with a positive attitude. If you are chosen to participate in this program, you will be asked to commit to consistently attend your scheduled shift.

Short-Answer Questions

Thank you for taking the time to complete the following short-answer questions. There are no length requirements for your answers.