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.

2022 Adult Ongoing volunteers are no longer being accepted. 

Please check back in February 2023 when our Adult Ongoing volunteer onboarding will resume. If you are interested in volunteering with the Gardens this fall or winter, please visit our special events volunteer page to sign up as a special events volunteer.

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

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