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Volunteer Opportunity

Native Seed Garden Steward

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Parks & Open Space
Category: Open Space, Environment, and Gardening
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: Commit to at least one season of stewardship (April – October). Must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.
Program Summary:

Volunteers assist Parks and Open Space plant ecologists in maintaining the Native Seed Garden, a native seed increase effort for use in ecological restoration. Volunteers regularly visit the garden for weeding and general maintenance, seed collection, occasional plant harvest, and other duties as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Visit the garden for group weeding / maintenance sessions on Wednesday mornings
    • Typically, from 8am – 11am; times may vary depending on season and weather
    • Join group sessions at least twice per month or as assigned by coordinator
  • Adhere to all COVID 19 protocols according to Public Health officials
    • Including (but not limited to) wearing a face covering and maintaining a 6ft social distance from others
Native seed garden
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, or accompanied by an adult
  • Must have personal transportation
  • Ability to identify common, noxious and invasive weed species following training from volunteer coordinator
  • Must be in good physical shape, with ability to bend, squat or kneel for an extended period
  • Abide by all open space rules and regulations, and set an example for other park visitors
Training Dates and Information:
  • Attend a training session in spring
  • Commit to at least one season of stewardship (April – October; depending on weather)
  • Help maintain the garden at least twice per month or as assigned by coordinator

Carrie Cimo

Application Process:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Apply Now

Applications are accepted through Discover Boulder County, Parks & Open Space’s volunteer management system. If you’re new to the system, you’ll need to create an account. But it’s easy and we only use your contact information to communicate about events you register for. We will never sell or give your information to a third party.

If you are an existing Parks & Open Space volunteer, please let Carrie Cimo know that you would like to apply for the volunteer opportunity.