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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 – September/October). Must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.
Program Summary:

Assist Parks & Open Space plant ecologists in maintaining the Native Seed Garden. Your efforts will help increase the amount of seed available for use in ecological restoration.

Volunteers regularly visit the garden for weeding, monitoring seed development, and reporting any needed maintenance such as irrigation repair, and major herbivory.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Visit the garden for group weeding sessions at least twice per month
  • Willingness to scout seed development and promptly report observation
  • Willingness to work alone or with a group
  • Volunteers may only collect seed after first getting approval from staff
  • Enjoy working in the outdoors
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 noxious and invasive weed species
  • Familiarity with Colorado ecosystems and flora
  • Must be in good physical shape, and be able to squat or kneel for an extended period of time
  • Abide by all open space rules and regulations, and set an example for other park visitors
  • Preferred education in biology, ecology, natural sciences
Training Dates and Information:
  • Attend a training session April 16.
  • Commit to at least one season of stewardship (April – September/October)
  • Help maintain the garden at least twice per month

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.