Volunteer at Chautauqua

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Chautauqua Volunteer! 

As a National Historic Landmark with a vibrant history, we rely on the generosity and expertise of volunteers to help us fulfill our mission of preserving, perpetuating and improving the historic site and spirit of Chautauqua through cultural, educational, social and recreational experiences.

Please explore our various volunteering opportunities by filling out an application in the area(s) that appeal to you!

Gardens & Greens

The Colorado Chautauqua site includes over 26 acres with more than 500 trees and hundreds of plant varieties. Maintaining our beautiful, historic landscape requires careful and constant attention.

Join a dedicated group of plant and tree enthusiasts to work with our skilled horticulturist and seasonal grounds staff to ensure a healthy, sustainable landscape! We welcome both experienced gardeners and those who love being in cultured green spaces and want to learn more. If you’re interested in joining our Gardens & Greens volunteer team, please fill out an application!

Visitor Experiences

Chautauqua offers a variety of opportunities to make our visitor and guest experience even more memorable.If you love meeting people from around the world and would like to help us share the history and spirit of Chautauqua, please consider joining our Visitor Experiences Volunteer Team.

As a member of this team, you may play the role of docent or ambassador, sharing the history and spirit of our National Historic Landmark and the beauty of the surrounding area, through group hikes, history tours, a variety of retreats and field trips. 

Want to join us? Please fill out our Visitor Experiences Volunteer Team Application!

Corporate & Group

Corporate and group volunteering can be a win-win for you and for Chautauqua!

If you have an interest in setting up volunteer opportunities for your employees or your group with us, please fill out our application.Our Volunteer Program Manager will then reach out to discuss options for dates and activities that could benefit your company or group and our non-profit organization!

Admin & Professional Services

Periodically, we need people with time and talent to share, including those with administrative, accounting, fundraising, translation, and project management expertise.

Please check back to see what opportunities are available for helping the Colorado Chautauqua provide educational, social and recreational opportunities for our guests and the broader community!

Concerts & Events

Concert & Event Volunteering is currently closed!

Chautauqua offers a wide variety of concerts, films, dance performances, speakers, forums and free community events and festivals throughout the year. Our Concerts & Events Volunteers are integral to helping us provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for our guests. Volunteer activities include greeting patrons, ushering, answering questions, assisting with set up and break down and general customer service.

Recruiting for our Concerts & Events Team occurs annually in March. The application process for 2023 is now closed. Please feel free to explore other volunteering opportunities at Chautauqua.

For questions or more information, please contact Jeane Noe Woods, Chautauqua Volunteer Program Manager, at [email protected]

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