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Get Your Hands Dirty at The Gardens!

Volunteers are critical to the mission of the Gardens on Spring Creek to improve lives and foster environmental stewardship through horticulture. The Gardens relies on more than 10,000 volunteer hours donated by volunteers annually.

Current Volunteers:  Click here to access the new Engage program.  Having trouble using Engage? Click here for the Engage Help Guide. 

Contact Us:  For questions about volunteering, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Hannah Krikorian, at hkrikorian@fcgov.com or 970.416.2482.

Ongoing Gardens Volunteer Opportunities
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The Gardens on Spring Creek Volunteer Program aims to enrich lives of volunteers and community members through our beautiful, curated gardens and outstanding education programs and events; create a financially sustainable workforce; and educate volunteers and guests about environmental stewardship through gardening. 

Requirements for joining our Gardens Volunteer Program:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers ages 14 - 17 can join us as a teen volunteer.
  • Submit an application.
  • Complete a background check.  Only required for opportunities working with at-risk populations such as children or elderly and / or with sensitive information.
  • Attend an onsite volunteer orientation.

Current Opportunities#

Gardens Volunteer

Our Gardens volunteers perform gardening tasks through our 12 acres of gardens and greenhouses and assist with special events.  Click here to learn more.

Click Here to Complete a Gardens Volunteer Application

Butterfly House Volunteer

Volunteering in our Butterfly House is both educational and rewarding!  Butterfly House volunteers are responsible for maintaining USDA containment standards, helping to ensure excellent guest experience and enhance guest takeaways through interpretation and education.  Click here to learn more.

Click Here to Complete a Butterfly House Volunteer Application

Education Volunteer

Gardens education volunteers help us fulfill our mission to enrich the lives of people and foster environmental stewardship through horticulture. Volunteers can work in a variety of programs year-round including group tours, story times, camps, outreach, adult education and more!  A criminal background check is required for volunteers in a position working with vulnerable populations. Tasks and responsibilities vary, training is provided and all volunteers are welcome!  Click here to learn more!

Click Here to Complete an Education Volunteer Application

One-Day Volunteer Opportunities
Go to: https://engage.fcgov.com/D/GOSC

Can't commit to an ongoing volunteer role?  Not to worry!  We have many opportunities for groups and individuals to volunteer at The Gardens on a less regular basis.

Join us by volunteering at an upcoming special event!  No application is necessary, but you will need to create a free Engage account to sign up for shifts.

Click Here to View Available Opportunities

Teen Volunteer Programs

These volunteer opportunities are designed for teens between the ages of 14 and 17 who are passionate about gardening, plants, animals or the environment.

Build your college resume and gain valuable experience through these opportunities specifically geared toward teenagers.

Current Opportunities#

Teen Butterfly House Volunteer

Volunteering in our Butterfly House is both educational and rewarding!  Butterfly House volunteers are responsible for maintaining USDA containment standards, helping to ensure excellent guest experience and enhance guest takeaways through interpretation and education.

Click Here to Complete an Application

Project Hort

Project Hort, short for horticulture, is a full summer stewardship and volunteer program for teens entering sixth through 12th grade who are passionate about gardening, plants, animals and the environment.

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Corporate and Community Groups
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We love hosting both corporate and community groups for volunteer projects at The Gardens from April - December.

To assist us in matching your group to an appropriate volunteer project, please complete our Group Volunteer request form below. We will reach out within two weeks.

Click Here to Request a Group Volunteer Project