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.

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) – 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.      

Gardening(May through October) Work in the Gardens on Monday and/or Thursday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and noon. No need to sign up. 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 2019.        

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 evening speaker series, workshops, Chefs in The Gardens and donor events.    

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, for your time spent planning our member engagement events!

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

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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