The Gardens offer new opportunities to get involved with the community, meet new people, and learn more about gardening in our mountain environment. Volunteers and members support the continued excellence of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens through their hard work and financial support. Below are just a few of the volunteer activities that support this great community asset.
For more information on getting involved at the gardens please contact Volunteer Coordinator Jeri Powles via email at [email protected] or call us at the Education Center (970) 476-0103.
The Schoolhouse Gift Shop (June through Labor Day) Volunteer a few hours each week in our Schoolhouse Gift Shop, a historic 1922 one-room school now maintained as a museum. Greet visitors and sell garden/wildflower books and gift items. Learn about the early history of the Vail Valley. The shop is open 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. every day.
Volunteer opportunities in our ‘Alpine Treasures Gift Shop’ (year round) in Vail Village. Please call for more information.
Database & Office Work
Botanic Gardens database input, plant labeling, library cataloging, newsletter publication, preparation of bulk mailings, response to phone/mail inquiries.
Membership Outreach (year round) Help to expand our membership by hosting or organizing neighborhood gatherings to present information about Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, its programs, and educational opportunities.