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Volunteer Hours


Note: Team descriptions below. Training offered for all jobs.

Note: 12 Service Hours are required per garden plot per each season or gardeners may pay $7.00 per hour. 

Service to our Garden Community 

Join one of our Rose Roots Teams!

Volunteer Hours

Volunteer/Service Hours are required for all gardeners leasing a plot. These may be fulfilled by attending monthly meetings and joining one of the teams below, or individually helping maintain community spaces. Gardeners log their own hours on the honors system Here.


  • 12 hours are required per season per 15 ft square plot 

  • 6 hours required per half and ADA plots

Service Teams

member may join any service team. Roles may overlap and rely on each other across teams. We encourage all members to join at least one team to get the most out of your Rose Roots Gardening experience! Meet fellow gardeners, get service hours, create life long friendships, learn new skills, build community, give back! No experience necessary. 

To join a team email, let us know your interest on the Teams Sign up link above.

Steering Committee (5 elected members, 3 appointed): 

Meets Monthly to plan Rose Roots Course and Vision

President: Laura Bennett

Vice President: Erin Newton

Administrator: Shannon Sawyer

Treasurer: John Malito

Membership: Christie Morin

Operations: Gary Williams, Jim Richards

Special Projects: Patty Sacks

Operations Team: Leads Gary Williams, Jim Richards

This Team keeps Rose Roots infrastructure in working order.


Mow perimeter

Compost Support

Maintain Hoses

Plan work projects to maintain Plot Borders

Plan work projects to maintain common pathways

Maintain signage

Maintain tools and equipment

Stock fuel, purchase supplies, rent equipment

Irrigation City Liaison

Communications Team: Position Open for 2023

This Team gets the word out and advocates for Rose Roots!


Kiosk: Deb Harris

Website Event Updates

Evite: Karissa Devore

Social Media: Amy Ahrent

Newsletters/Articles/Blog: Erin Newton

RR Education/Event Flyers: Deb Harris

Community Postings: Arvada Press, Next Door, HOA Advert: position open

Chalkboard updates at gates: position open

Community Outreach Team: Position Open for 2023

This Team organizes events and trainings and is a liaison with the community


Event Planning

Service Hour Motivating 

Community Engagement/Ambassadors

Training/Education Coordinators

Neighbor Liason (eg. Forever West Farms, Zander Llama Farm, Meiklejohn Elementary)

Members: Judy Newton, Barb Mutnan, Audrey Ivy, Erin Newton, Laura Velapoldi

Membership Integration Team: Christie Morin 

This Team registers and orients new gardeners


New Member Registration: Christie Morin

New Member Orientations: Laura Bennett

New Member Mentorship/Integration: Christie Morin

Service Hours: Carol F

Members:  Laura Bennett, Carol F

Compost Team: Lead Julie Gleason

This Team maintains our compost and trains gardeners


West Compost Bins: positon open

East Compost Bins: position open

Composting Training: Julie Gleason

Food Donation Team: Position Open for 2023

This Team coordinates donation of Rose Roots Produce


Veggie Van Donations

Maintain Goal Sign

Produce weighing and preparation


Track and report totals

Community Spaces Special Projects: Patty Sacks

This Team hosts Work Parties every other Thursday for all gardeners


Leads Thursday Work Parties: Patty Sacks, Julie Lesnick

Community Plot Maintenance (Learn more about community plots Here)

Plans projects for Work Nights

Help gardeners track service hours

Pollinator Garden Maintenance: Katie Meis, Nicole McCrorie and 

Tyler Vankanan

Members: Patty Sacks, Julie Lesnick, Karel Hemler, Kendra Eliason, Bonnee Basso, Erin Newton, Judy Newton, Gary Williams, Jim Richards, Laura Bennett, Barb Hinnencamp, Trish Resner, Danae Davison, Laura Velapoldi, Margaret Jacot, Jody Rowlands, Katie Meis, Ted Eliason

Rose Roots Youth Team-Lead: Cate Camacho

This Team plans activities and events for Young people.


Maintain Children's Garden, sandbox, Rock Adventure Plot

Plan Youth Activities and Events

Natalie-Youth Lead

Westside Landscaping Team - Patty Sacks

This Team will implement a $3000 grant we earned to plant trees


-Design work plan, schedule, rent equipment, implementation timeline

-Survey, Stake, Layout and grade site to west side of Rose Roots

-Purchase, plant and water ground cover and trees.

Quadrant Teams - Christie Morin
(see details on Work Crew Page Here)

This Team will help engage members in their Quadrant to foster a team effort in maintenance while earning service hours


NW Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration: Shelby Choka

NE Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration:  Christie Morin

SW Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration: Dan Graumiller

SE Quad: Area Maintenance and Member Integration: Position Open 2023 

Service Jobs
Service Hours

Serve your Garden Community

Children in the Garden

What are Service Hours?

Registration for a plot requires a commitment of 12 service hours, or work in community spaces since we are a 100% volunteer organization.

Gardening Tools

How do I track my hours?

Record your Service Hours Here or on a notebook in the West Barn. You may also email us Here. Hours should be fulfilled before the end of the garden season on Oct 31st.


How do I sign up?

Sign up Here to join a team or email us Here if you have questions or have trouble accessing the Google Sign Up Form.

Working in the Garden

Can I donate hours?

If you know of any gardeners experiencing hardship, contact us Here to donate hours, or record them on the outside the West Barn to the right of the doors. 


"As you get older, you will discover you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

--Audrey Hepburn

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