Volunteer with the Gardens!

The Gardens offer opportunities to get involved with the community, meet new people, and learn more about gardening in our mountain environment. Volunteers support the continued excellence of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens through their hard work and dedication. Below are just a few of the volunteer activities that support this great community treasure.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities
Current Volunteers – All Volunteers Must Complete a Volunteer Form before signing up – See below

*Click on the button below to sign up today*

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Reception Desk (year round) – Meet and greet Education Center visitors and orient them to the Gardens. Interact with children and adults in a warm and inviting space with hands on activities. Help with side projects based on your interest. Should it be a slower day, catch up on your own reading or peruse our library while serving your community! This is a current need.      



Gardening (May through October) Enjoy the magnificent surroundings of the gardens, learn more about growing plants in altitude and make remarkable friends. We provide tools, gloves and gardening training.  Dress comfortably for the weather conditions, wear sunscreen and a hat. Be sure to bring a water bottle. 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 sign up necessary. 


Garden Docents (Memorial Day through August) Share the beauty of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens with visitors from around the world. No experience necessary just a great attitude and desire to engage. Docents are a vital part in creating a deeper experience for connecting our visitors with the natural world. Public tours are Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and private tours vary. We are in need of more docents for summer 2019.        


Special Events (year round) Throughout the year we have special events most notably our Butterfly Launch and Chefs in the Gardens. Job descriptions for each event vary. Get in touch with Jeri (jeri@bettyfordalpinegardens.org) to receive updates when these events are coming up or keep an eye on our Signup Genius linked at the top of this page.



Office Work Seed cleaning, plant labeling, library cataloging, organizing, preparation of bulk mailings, response to phone/mail inquiries, donor stewardship calls.         





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. 


Become a Volunteer
Volunteer News
Volunteer appreciation week starts May 13th – we hope to see you there!   You can now view need & sign up under “Volunteer Opportunities” by clicking the SignUpGenius button.

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

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

Susan Narduzzi, for all your help with snowshoe tours and educational assistance!

Community Service (Eagle County Courts) at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
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 Ellen (970)476-0103 x3 or Nick (970)476-0103×4. 

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