Volunteer Enrichment Committee

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For the most up-to-date information about the Volunteer Enrichment Committee (VEC) Programming, check the Volunteer Lounge VEC bulletin board located in the Staff and Volunteer Lounge.


Volunteer Enrichment Committee Events

The Volunteer Enrichment Committee (VEC) exists to enrich the volunteer experience by providing events that educate, complement volunteer training, maintain morale, and promote community within the Museum's volunteer program. The committee is made up of volunteers who work cooperatively with staff members to plan events for Museum volunteers. Information about VEC events can be found in the Staff and Volunteer Lounge and on the Volunteer Portal.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer Enrichment Committee events (lectures, tours, field trips, etc.) are limited to DMNS volunteers only. Due to the very limited space available, we cannot open them to spouses or other family members.

All field trips require a Field Trip Waiver Form be completed before the date of the trip. Signup sheets for all VEC events and waiver forms (specific for each trip), are found in the Staff & Volunteer Lounge. Below are the dates and times (some tentative) for upcoming events. Please check the bulletin board in the staff and volunteer lounge for updates and to sign-up.


Thursday, April 27
City Park Greenhouse
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Denver City Park
Join us for a special spring-time tour of the City Park Greenhouse. This wonderful tour is enhanced this year by a much larger collection of perennials, and the Alpine Tundra and is more popular than ever. In addition, you will learn about different parks in the city and designs for flowers in each of them.

Friday, April 28
'B' Cycles
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Studio 106 & City Park
Have you ever wondered about those red bikes that we've all seen people riding around town on? Tyler Reeder from Denver B-cycle will answer all your questions about Denver's bike sharing system: What is Denver B-cycle? How much does it cost? How does it work? Then we'll have the chance to hope on a B-cycle and ride it around City Park Lake! Note: Bike riding capabilities are mandatory to attend this fun and unique event. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. You can bring your own helmet or can use a B-cycle helmet.

Wednesday, May 3
Seattle Fish Company
6211 East 42nd Ave
Denver, CO 80216
10:00 - 11:30 am
Since 1918, Seattle Fish Co. has supplied the highest-quality seafood available in the world to restaurants, hotels, caterers, and grocers throughout Denver and the Rocky Mountain area. It is the region's largest supplier of fresh fish. The Seattle Fish Co. has devoted itself to big-picture best practices-from sustainable, responsible sourcing to 24/7 handling and beyond. Join us on this tour to visit them at their newest location. Learn about how they got started, how and where they procure their fish, see their amazing facility, and more.

Wednesday, May 17
Colorado State Capital Building & Dome Tour
10:00 - 11:30 am
We are privileged to offer Museum Volunteers an opportunity to take a tour of the Colorado State Capitol. Not only will you have a private tour of the building, we have been given permission to go to the top of the Dome! This tour is rated medium to strenuous since reaching the Dome requires climbing 99 steps.