What types of positions are available?
Volunteer opportunities are available in a variety of areas: Gardening, Education, Events, Administration, and more! The current list of open positions can be found here.
What days of the week or times can I volunteer?
Scheduling and time commitments vary by position. Please see the current list of open positions for more information.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Most positions require volunteers to be at least 16 years of age. Some positions permit those under age 16 to volunteer accompanied by an adult.
How do I join the program?Please complete a volunteer application. A volunteer coordinator will contact you upon receipt to conduct a background check and schedule an orientation session.
Can I join the volunteer program to fulfill court-ordered community service?
Volunteer opportunities are not available for fulfillment of court-ordered community service.
I have other questions. Who can I contact?
For questions or to learn more, please contact contact the Volunteer Department at (303) 797-8565 ext. 306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center generously contribute thousands of service hours in a variety of areas, ensuring the ability to provide enjoyable, educational, and memorable experiences for all visitors.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Field Trip Greeters
We are seeking additional Field Trip Greeters to join our education team! Do you have a passion for working with kids? Do you want to be part of a program that inspires appreciation, understanding and stewardship of the natural world among school age children? Greeters primarily assist staff by welcoming groups to the gardens, providing information regarding trip logistics and facilitating the distribution, collection and inventorying of program materials.
*Please note that these positions are stationed in a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces and outdoor attire is required. Training will be provided.
Regular Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers play a vital role in our success. Becoming a Recurring Volunteer is an investment of your time, energy and heart. At Hudson Gardens and Event Center, we believe it is the skills, talents and dedication of our volunteers that set us apart from other gardens. From gardeners to field trips and special event assistants, we have a number of volunteer positions to fit a variety of interests and skills. See what works for you.
We will begin recruiting for the 2019 season soon! View descriptions and qualifications for recurring volunteer opportunities here.
*Please note that volunteer positions are not applicable toward court-ordered community service.
Special Event/One-time Volunteer Opportunities
Love Hudson Gardens and want to give back but don’t have the time to volunteer on a regular basis? Not a problem. If you are unable to make a recurring volunteer commitment but would like to be contacted for special events and other one-time volunteer opportunities, let us know:
Hudson Gardens volunteers receive as much as they give. In addition to spending time in a beautiful and restorative outdoor setting, volunteers gain knowledge and expertise in subjects such as horticulture, environmental education, public relations, and event management. Volunteers also receive special access to educational opportunities and Gift Shop discounts, while enjoying meaningful interactions with visitors and staff.