Ongoing Volunteer Positions

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Gardens on Spring Creek. There are many different ways to get involved with your community botanic garden. Volunteers support operations in almost every area and are an integral part of our team.

Administrative: Volunteers help with a variety of tasks such as data entry, answering phones, guest services, grant writing, and editing.

Adult Programs: Are you interested in adult education? We offer many educational activities and classes for adults. Volunteers have the opportunity to help introduce classes or teach a class if you have a particular area of expertise, become a tour guide and assist with cooking classes.

Gardening: 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. Gardening generally occurs between 8-11 am, Monday through Friday. Gardening tasks may include weeding, transplanting, seeding, mulching, turning soil, deadheading as well as harvesting fruits and vegetables.

Internships: Every year we offer internship opportunities in horticulture, youth education and marketing and fundraising. If you are interested contact Ann Achilli, Volunteer and Membership Coordinator at (970)416-2482 or

Outreach: Our supporters are our best ambassadors! Volunteers help staff information booths and lead activities at outreach events in northern Colorado. Some past events include the High Plains Landscape Workshop, Earth Day Fort Collins, Bike to Work Day, Fort Collins Nursery Open House, Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference and corporate giving fairs.

Property Maintenance: Help keep our gardens beautiful and in good repair. Occasionally we have jobs that require a handyman for general repairs, tool upkeep, pond maintenance, and fence work as a few examples of past volunteer opportunities. These jobs will vary depending on The Gardens’ needs.

Special Events: Every year hundreds of volunteers help staff our special events. There are a lot of opportunities to help throughout the year. Our special events include High Plains Landscape Workshop, Spring Plant Sale, Urban Homestead Tour, Garden a’Fare, Nature’s Harvest Fest, Halloween Enchanted Garden and Garden of Lights. Volunteer roles include set up, welcoming and orienting visitors, cashier’s assistant, watering plants, assisting customers at our plant sale, staffing activity stations, photography, distributing marketing materials and much more.

Youth Programs: Education is a core value of our vision. Help us fulfill our vision and create a sustainable future by joining our education team. We host a variety of activities for children up to 11 years old. There are many opportunities to help with school field trips, camps, birthday parties, Read and Seed, and the Discovery Zone. If you like to work with children, this is the program for you! Criminal background check required for volunteers in a position of trust. Training provided.

One-Day Volunteer Opportunities
We welcome group and individual volunteers that would like to contribute to The Gardens for one time projects. Call for more information as projects will vary based upon the season and the weather. Past volunteer opportunities include general garden clean up, mulching, planting, weeding, construction, harvesting, assisting with special events and more.

Contact The Gardens on Spring Creek at (970)416-2486 for more information.

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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.
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