Volunteer Opportunities

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Please be advised that COVID-19 precautions vary depending on the location/partner of each project. Volunteers must agree to adhere to recommended safety protocols.
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Spring-Summer-Fall 2021

Volunteer in Denver Parks & Rec Habitat Gardens

When: Bi-monthly, beginning Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 9:30am-12pm (start/end times may vary)
Where: Denver Parks & Rec Northeast District (locations vary)

Contact: frontrangewildones@gmail.com

Join Wild Ones Front Range Chapter volunteers in planting and maintaining habitat gardens in Denver Parks’ Northeast District. Work alongside city horticulturists and learn about plants native to our region. Wind, birds and animals all assist in seed dispersal; this is a great opportunity to identify which plants are weeds and which plants are keepers.  No gardening experience is necessary; tools and training are provided; shifts are planned spring-fall.

Volunteers planting at the Depot Pocket Prairie

Volunteer at the Depot Pocket Prairie Park

When: Thursdays, spring-fall (5-6:30pm)
Where: Depot Pocket Prairie Park, 601 W. Dartmouth Ave, Englewood, CO

Register to Volunteer: Depot Pocket Prairie Park/Englewood Engaged

Fueled by volunteers, planting at the Depot Pocket Prairie is happening in stages. The plants have been selected for their benefit to pollinators and wildlife, resilience, and beauty. Every Thursday evening, volunteers are welcome to come help with weeding and garden maintenance to support the newly planted pollinator habitat. Whether you can come once, weekly or monthly, all help is welcome. No experience is necessary! This is an opportunity for hands-on learning about native landscape maintenance.

Spring 2021

Peggy Hanson chat’s with an HPEC habitat fair attendee in May, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity: Thornton Fest

When: Saturday, June 5, 2021, time TBD
Where: TBD

Contact: frontrangewildones@gmail.com

Volunteer to share our mission with the community of Thornton! We will be tabling alongside other mission-aligned organizations: Bee Thornton, the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, People and Pollinators Action Network.

EarthLinks is our host for the Denver Pollinator Plant Swap

Pollinator Plant Swap: Denver

When: Sunday, June 6, 2021, 10am-1pm (plant donor/volunteer early access at 9:30am)
Where: EarthLinks 2746 W 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80204

Contact: frontrangewildones@gmail.com
Volunteer: Please provide us with your contact information on this form.

Pollinator Plant Swaps are community-investment, pay-it-forward events; they are free and open to the public. These events make pollinator-friendly plants available to people who might not otherwise have access to them. We will be spotlighting native plants because of their critical role in pollinator conservation. Our aim with these “pay-it-forward” events* is to get ecologically valuable, pesticide-free plants into the yards and gardens (and outdoor pots) of residents in underserved communities with limited access to plants. Native plants will attract native bees, butterflies, moths and birds to neighborhoods lacking in access to nature.

* Attendees do not need to bring plants to participate. For more information on donating plants and volunteering to support this event please visit the event page.

Photo: Louis Plachowski

Volunteer Opportunity: Greater Park Hill Garden Tour

When: Sunday, June 13, 2021, 9am-4pm
Where: Greater Park Hill Neighborhood, Denver

Volunteer: 2-3 hour tabling shifts available
Contact: frontrangewildones@gmail.com

Volunteer to share our mission with the Greater Park Hill community.