Volunteer Interpretation

Garden Interpretation Volunteers work with people and educate them about plants and the Garden.
Opportunities include: Garden Guides, School Programs, Summer Camp, and TWIGs (Teen Volunteers & Interns)

Garden Guides

Volunteers share their love and knowledge of plants and Red Butte Garden with others by leading private and public tours (walking and tram), answering visitor questions, hosting programs, or acting as an ambassador for the Garden throughout the community. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Required training available in March. Garden Guides must be able to comfortably walk/hike the Garden and work in a variety of weather conditions.
Available: Year-round.


Red Butte Garden provides the community with an outstanding resource for environmental education through lectures, classes, workshops, school field trips, kids classes, camps, festivals, tours, and outreach events. If you like people, enjoy plants and nature, and can communicate well, you may enjoy being an education volunteer. All education volunteer positions require training.

School Programs

School Program Volunteers explore Red Butte Garden’s 100-acre outdoor classroom while sharing their knowledge of plants and animals with children. Volunteers lead weekly two-hour field classes through the Garden for a unique and exciting learning experience that highlights topics found in the science core curriculum of their grade level. Volunteers must be age 20 years or older. School Program volunteers need to be able to comfortably walk/hike the Garden and work in a variety of weather conditions.
Available: March to June and August to October, Monday – Thursday mornings and early afternoons. Commitment of two shifts per week is preferred, with one being acceptable.
Training: Training is required and provided each March and August.

Youth Programs/Summer Camp

Youth Program volunteers work with Red Butte Garden education staff to create interactive, educational experiences for children 4-12 at the Garden. Lead enthusiastic children through the Garden with programs such as Garden Adventure Classes, Summer Camps, Birthday Parties, and celebrations such as Arbor Day and Winter Solstice. Volunteers must be age 14 years or older. Youth Programs volunteers need to be comfortable working with children in an exciting environment.
Available: Year-round.
For Summer Camps, sign up for one day a week, a week at a time, or more!
Training: Hands on training.

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