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Volunteering


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.

2014 Volunteer Trainings: 

Volunteer Opportunities Overview 
This will be an overview of all the volunteering possibilities. 
March 13, 2014, 11:30 am- 12:30 pm, 6:30-7:30 pm
Utah House Classroom

Field Trip Guide Volunteer Training
This training will be for those interested in assisting with the great field trip program held at the USU Botanical Center. 
March 20, 2014, 12:00-2:00 pm 
Utah House Classroom

Baby Animal Days Volunteer Training
May 1, 2014, 6:00pm-7:00pm
May 6, 2014, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Utah House Classroom

Benefits 

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

Qualifications 

  • Enthusiastic about learning (training provided) 
  • Friendliness 
  • Dedicated 

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. 
  • 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: 
Britney Hunter 
(801) 919-1271
brit.hunter@usu.edu 

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
      jayne.mulford@usu.edu 

Community Group Opportunities 

  • Food Pantry Garden: Join in on providing the local food bank with local produce by helping maintain the Food Pantry Garden. For more information, click here.
     
  • 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
      debra.thompson@usu.edu

Scout Volunteer Opportunities 

  • For more information about community group volunteering, contact:

Shawn Olsen
(801) 451-3402 
shawn.olsen@usu.edu