Volunteer with Friends of the Botanic Park

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! 


Gardeners

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.

Social Gardening is every Wednesday at 9 am. Meet at the Shed and Sign in.

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.

Garden Greeters

Welcomes visitors at the Park’s entrance to assist with wayfinding, general information, and dynamic conversation.  A really great opportunity for a social butterfly!

Greeter Training will be:

Thursday, May 23 at 1 pm

Tuesday, May 28 at 11 am

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. 

Tour Guide Training will be:

Sunday, May 26 at 10 am

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.

Please email Sandi Molen, Volunteer Coordinator at smolen@steamboatsprings.net for more information.