Volunteer with the Gardens!

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 Engagement Coordinator Jeri Powles via email at  jeri@bettyfordalpinegardens.org or call us at the Education Center (970) 476-0103.


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Reception Desk (year round) – Education Center. Meet and Greet visitors in the Education Center. In summer orientate the visitor and provide maps and information. In winter assist with snowshoes and orientate visitor to activities in center. Available daily for mornings or afternoons. This is a current need. Please call to schedule.




Gardening(May through October) Work in the Gardens on Monday and/or Thursday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and noon. Volunteers meet at the tool cabin at the top of the Gardens. No previous garden experience necessary, this is a great learning opportunity. Volunteer training is offered in May and throughout the summer.



Garden Docents (June through Labor Day) Guide visitors through the Gardens on scheduled Monday, Thursday and/or Saturday morning tours at 10:30 a.m. or for special group tours. Learn the history of the Gardens as well as more about the plant collection and our mountain environment. We are in need of more docents for summer 2017.





Special Events (year round) Some events offer fund raising opportunities, while others are purely educational. All provide excellent PR for the Gardens and new ideas are always welcome. Some specific examples include Intimate Evenings, Workshops, Chefs in The Gardens and Bluegrass in The Gardens.



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. 




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VOLUNTEERS OLD AND NEW! – Please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form!

We are looking for volunteers for our Butterfly Launch on May 17th – Click HERE to sign up.

Our first Garden Volunteer day is May 10th, 9am-12pm – we hope to see you there, donuts & coffee will be served!

You can now view need & sign-up by scrolling trough our calendar below!

Kathy Doyle, for your time spent planning our member engagement events!

Barbara Palermo, for your countless hours spent in the Gift Shop throughout the Winter!

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 Please fill out our
Volunteer Interest Form before signing up.

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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens participates in the Useful Public Service Program with Eagle County. If you have been referred to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens to complete your court ordered community service hours please fill out the following information and you will be contacted should we have a need.

While most of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens needs are in the Spring, Summer and Fall months we do occasionally have opportunities to help out in the Winter.

CLICK HERE to fill out Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Community Service Interest Form.

If you have additional questions after filling out this form please reach out to Lorrie Panfil (970)476-0103 x3 or Nick Courtens (970)476-0103×4. [/wpspoiler]


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