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    The Utah State University Botanical Center is dedicated to building a more sustainable Utah through community education. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other community-minded individuals, make new friends, and help support an important educational resource.

    Volunteer Benefits

    • Meet fun and interesting people
    • Increase your knowledge
    • Contribute to the community
    • Variety of volunteer schedules


    • Enthusiasm for learning (training provided)
    • Friendliness
    • Dedication

    Adult Volunteer Opportunities

    Tour Guides: Learn the ins and outs of the Utah House, surrounding water-wise landscape, and/or wetland areas and share your knowledge with others.

    Field Trip Leaders and Assistants: Tuesday - Friday mornings during April, May and September. Help K-6 students learn about plants, energy, wildlife and wetlands. Contact Jane Mulford to volunteer.

    Wings & Water Fourth Grade Naturalist Guides: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the months of April, May, September, and October. Conduct fieldtrips for 4th graders from around the Wasatch Front. Teach topics like water, plants, animals, and soil to help students gain appreciation for the Great Salt Lake wetlands. Contact Janel Tidwell to volunteer. Learn More

    Landscape Assistants: Tuesday mornings, April through fall, learn from our garden expert while helping out in the water-wise landscape.

    Special Event Volunteers: Help with USU Botanical Center's special events including Baby Animal Days in May, the Farmers Market all summer and Pumpkin Palooza in October.

    • For adult volunteer application, click here
    • For Master Gardener information, contact: Sheriden Hansen ( 435) 919-1335 or Stacie Stone (435) 919-1323

    Youth Volunteer Opportunities

    Camp Counselors: Youth between the ages of 13-18 for children's educational summer camps.

    • For youth volunteer counselor application, click here
    • For more information about youth volunteering, contact: Jayne Mulford (801) 919-1265 or jayne.mulford@usu.edu

    Community Group Opportunities

    Food Demonstration Garden: Join in on providing the local food bank with local produce by helping maintain the Food Demonstration Garden.

    Pond Cleaning: To ensure that our ponds ecosystem is at its best, we work to control garbage and pollutants surrounding the ponds.

    • For more information about community group volunteering, contact: Debra Thompson (435) 919-1266 or debra.thompson@usu.edu

    Scout Volunteer Opportunities

    • For more information about community group volunteering, contact: Shawn Olsen (801) 451-3402 or shawn.olsen@usu.edu