Friends of the Botanic Park is a group of volunteers of the Yampa River Botanic Park who collectively help to sustain the gardens and the association by maintaining world-class display gardens, improving the visitor experience, and raising the funds needed to support the organization through fun and innovative programs and events. Orientation and training are provided for all volunteers. The following are the different roles you may play to help, and you can choose more than one!
There will be a Friends of the Botanic Park orientation in May 2023 with an opportunity to meet the Park’s staff, board members, and other volunteers and to learn more about volunteer opportunities. Please follow the Park’s social media accounts for more information and the calendar of events for the orientation date and time once it is determined.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Lead Horticulturist help with general gardening tasks including planting, pruning, seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil conditioning, watering, pest control, and weed control. Interested volunteers may assist with plant labels and plant inventory.
Special Event Volunteers
Assists with special programs and events including the Spring Plant Sale, Passport Through the Botanic Park, Music on the Green, the Annual Bulb & Peony Benefit. Volunteers may choose one or more events.
Welcomes visitors at the Park’s entrance to assist with wayfinding, general information, and dynamic conversation. A really great opportunity for a social butterfly!
Guided Tour Guides
Tour guides lead visitors on tours throughout the Park highlighting the Park’s history, individual gardens, plants of interest, wildlife, sculpture, and general information.
Social Gardening meets Wednesdays at 9 am. Tools are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and water. Meet at the shed. If you would like to volunteer in the gardens, sign up HERE
Please email Sandi Molen, Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com for more information.