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Small Gardens, Big Change Mentors

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City of Boulder, Volunteer Cooperative

  • 10 people are interested

Have a green thumb and experience germinating seeds? We’re looking for gardeners to support self-isolating older adults to grow native plants from seed using a kit provided to the seniors by Small Gardens, Big Change. These seedlings will be collected in the fall and planted by the community to expand pollinator habitat.

You do not need to be a master gardener to help-- horticulturists from Colorado State University and the Butterfly Pavilion will provide guidance throughout the process. Partners will make weekly virtual contact with the older adult participants and assist them with ongoing communication and engagement.

The pilot phase of this program will run through Sept. 30 and funding is currently being raised to expand the program over the winter to install thousands more plants in the spring.

Learn more about the program on the Small Gardens, Big Changes webpage: https://bouldercolorado.gov/planning/small-gardens-big-change-2

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About City of Boulder, Volunteer Cooperative


1777 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support a community of service. Our vision is an integrated network of resources and opportunities to strengthen community stewardship.


The City of Boulder’s Volunteer Cooperative is composed of volunteer coordinators and staff from all city departments who work with community volunteers. We work together to enhance community engagement, increase collaboration and ensure the highest quality volunteer experience possible.



Mon Jul 06, 2020 - Wed Sep 30, 2020


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Elder care
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • Mentors will check in with their partners for approximately 30 minutes weekly. Mentors can work with up to ten seniors, depending on their availability.

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