Ongoing Volunteer Positions
Education is a core value of our vision: to be a world-class botanic garden that is community oriented, educational, experiential and sustainable. Help The Gardens on Spring Creek reach its vision and create a sustainable future by joining its education program team. Adults, children, and families all visit The Gardens for diverse programs and tours. There are opportunities to lead and assist on tours, public programs, private parties, and more. Volunteers can choose which programs they volunteer for based on their comfort level with different age groups. Background checks are required for volunteers working with youth, as they are in a position of trust.
Whether you are a seasoned horticulturist or a budding beginner, The Gardens on Spring Creek is always in need of volunteers to help maintain and improve its beautiful spaces. Volunteers have the opportunity to garden on their own schedule or with a group. Social gardening generally occurs from 8-11 a.m. Monday through Friday. There are also other opportunities for Horticulture Volunteers including: greenhouse gardening, construction projects, landscape design, special events preparation, and more.
Are you are excited about volunteering for The Gardens on Spring Creek, but find your efforts would best be utilized inside? Come help by greeting guests at the front desk, staffing the gift shop as a greeter, performing clerical work (such as data entry), assisting with rentals, and more. The Friends of the Gardens on Spring Creek, a non-profit support group, also has volunteer opportunities available.
Special Events Ambassador
Are you passionate about meeting people? How about making the gardens sustainable for the long-term? Then you may be a great fit for our Special Events volunteer team. Be a part of The Garden's signature special events including Mother's Day Plant Sale, Garden a'Fare, Nature's Harvest Fest, Halloween Enchanted Gardens, Gardens of Lights and more. Volunteer roles include welcoming and orienting visitors, replenishing station materials, orienting instructors, vendors, and special guests, manning activity stations, taking pictures, distributing posters and other marketing materials pre-event, and much more.
Internships and Service Learning Opportunities tied to school curriculum are also available. Contact Ann Achilli, The Gardens on Spring Creek Volunteer Coordinator, at 970-416-2486 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about internships or any other volunteer opportunities.
One-Day Volunteer Opportunities
We can accommodate volunteer groups year round! Call for information as projects may vary based upon season and weather. Past volunteer opportunities have included planting, pruning, weeding, mulching, construction, harvesting, cutting/deadheading flowers, special event preparation, and more.
Contact the Gardens on Spring Creek at 970-416-2486 for more information or if you are interested in any of these opportunities.
2145 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
May 1–Sept. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.
noon–5 p.m. Sun.
Oct. 1–Apr. 30
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat.