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Volunteer

  Hours/Location

Hours

  • Open every day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open late (until 8 p.m.) every Wednesday (May-October)
  • Last paid entry is one hour prior to closing

Admission

Includes the Butterfly House
  • Adult: $11
  • Adult 65+/Military: $9
  • Child (2-17 yrs.): $8
  • Student w/ID: $8
  • Members are free

Contact/Location

Hours

  • Open every day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Open late (until 8 p.m.) every Wednesday (May-October)
  • Last paid entry is one hour prior to closing

Admission

Includes the Butterfly House
  • Adult: $11
  • Adult 65+/Military: $9
  • Child (2-17 yrs.): $8
  • Student w/ID: $8
  • Members are free

Contact/Location

gardener with dirty hands and smile

Making a Difference at The Gardens

Volunteers are critical to the mission of the Gardens on Spring Creek to improve lives and foster environmental stewardship through horticulture. Make a difference and join our community of volunteers to garden, staff special events, help with administrative tasks and educate tomorrow’s leaders!

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Are you a New Volunteer? Join Here!

We love our volunteers and want you to join us! To get started, please fill out and submit a Volunteer Application and schedule your orientation.  

New Volunteer: COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION

Opportunities

Administrative

Volunteers help with a variety of tasks such as data entry, answering phones, and guest services.

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 has opportunities for volunteers to help maintain and improve its beautiful spaces. Gardening generally occurs between 8 a.m.- Noon, 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 Lauren Dewey, Volunteer Coordinator at (970)416-2482 or bGRld2V5QGZjZ292LmNvbQ==

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, Bike to Work Day, Fort Collins Nursery Open House, Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants Conference, City of Fort Collins Xeriscape Garden Party, and corporate giving fairs.

Property Maintenance

Help keep our gardens beautiful and in good repair. Occasionally we have jobs that require a handy person 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, and make them a success! Our special events include High Plains Landscape Workshop, Blossoms and Butterflies, Spring Plant Sale, NoCo Urban Homestead Tour, Garden a’Fare tours, 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 is required for volunteers in a position of trust. Training provided.

One-Day 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