Docent-led tour

Docents for Gardens and Galleries

Make authentic, personal connections with visitors that inspire, educate and entertain.

Requirements to become a Docent:

  • Complete volunteer orientation in addition to hybrid docent training (3 hours per month over 6 months starting August 2022)
  • Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • 30 hours hybrid docent training over nine months
  • Qualifications:
    • Dedication to learning and sharing about the natural world, art, environmentalism
    • Public speaking and interpersonal communication skills
    • Curiosity and flexibility
    • Passionate about working and learning with diverse audiences
  • Volunteer two shifts per month (flexible hours) and attend two meetings per month on Tuesday mornings (eight hours total)
  • Shadow tours and engage with current docents

 

Opportunities at York Street

  • Prescheduled three-hour roving shifts to engage visitors, answer questions and share knowledge
  • Prescheduled one-hour specialty thematic tours such as Tropical Trails, Seasonal Discoveries and Nature-Inspired Design
  • Prescheduled one-hour tours of current exhibitions in Freyer – Newman Center
  • 30-minute drop-in tours
  • Two-hour Science Chats in Science Pyramid or Freyer – Newman Center
  • Two-hour Learning Cart shifts on topics such as Colorado-native plants and aquatics gardens

 

Opportunities at Chatfield Farms

  • Prescheduled three-hour roving shifts to engage visitors, answer questions and share knowledge
  • Prescheduled one-hour specialty thematic tours
  • 30-minute drop-in tours

 

Opportunities at Mount Goliath (June – August)

  • Prescheduled three-hour roving shifts to engage visitors, answer questions and share knowledge

 

Questions? Email tours@botanicgardens.org for more info.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer program, please submit our Volunteer Program Interest Form and our team will be in touch to guide you through the onboarding step requirements.

New Volunteer Interest Form

Questions? Email tours@botanicgardens.org for more info.

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