Volunteer working in the Shofu-en Japanese Garden, trimming a pine tree


Volunteers are essential to fulfilling the Gardens' mission of connecting people with plants. Every year, more than 2,000 volunteers donate their time in every area of the Gardens.

Volunteer Experiences


Ongoing: Adult Volunteer Programs


Short term/episodic: Special Events

  • One-­time opportunities
  • Diverse range of volunteer roles at special events


Youth: Teen Volunteer Programs

  • Opportunities for students between the ages of 13-17
  • Summer Teen Volunteer Program
  • Gardens Teen Leaders Program
  • Junior Counselor Program


Corporate & Community Groups


Post­-9/11 veterans



Contact Us

For more information, send email to vol@botanicgardens.org or call 720-­865-­3609.



Community Service

Denver Botanic Gardens does not have any court-ordered community service opportunities available. Please visit Spark the Change – Colorado for open opportunities.

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