Horticulture Volunteers work with our talented staff to ensure that our plant collections thrive.
This is an amazing opportunity for anyone eager to get their hands in the soil and learn from the experts. These volunteers can expect to work with our Horticulture team to maintain our grounds by planting, weeding, pruning, and helping with other basic operations.
Welcome to all experience levels
Regular weekly shifts on weekdays 9a to 12p
Special Events Volunteers help us keep the celebration going.
This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who loves our lively events. Volunteers assist with event preparation and take down, greeting guests, monitoring concert events, and serving refreshments. We hope to see you at our our next event!
Volunteers are needed for:
Concerts (like Outlaw Field and Great Garden Escape)
Seasonal Celebrations (like Fall Harvest and Winter Garden aGlow)
Community Events (like Bug Day and our annual Plant Sale)
Special Events Volunteer
Garden Ambassador’s connect our guests with the Garden.
If you enjoy engaging with your community, this is the job for you. These volunteers provide short tours of the garden and show off IBG's rich plant collections and history. Ambassadors also represent the Garden at community events by providing information about membership, programs, and events at our outreach tables.
Garden Ambassador’s are trained in April
Ambassador tours occur on Thursday and Saturday mornings
Information Station volunteers keep the Garden welcoming and positive.
This is a great opportunity for folks who love to be in the know and work as part of a team. You will meet visitors and answer questions about the garden: from basic historical facts and plant information to Garden membership and special events. These volunteers also sell refreshments in our
Information Station and provide golf cart rides to visitors with mobility needs.
Two shifts, two volunteers per day: 10a to 1p, 1p to 4p
Training and shifts open in March
Information Station Volunteer
Education Volunteers help make our amazing STEM education programming possible.
If you’re interested in supporting hands-on horticultural education, this is the job for you. Education volunteers help set up our programs, check in attendees, assist instructors, and lock up after educational classes. Education volunteers also promote the Garden by participating in educational outreach events.
Education programming occurs year-round
How to Volunteer
1. Sign in
After you fill out the volunteer application you will receive a notification that your application has been accepted. Log on to Volgistics using your email and a password you create. Check out news and messages on the home page!
2. Sign up
Sign up using the schedule page located on your Volgistics profile. The monthly calendar view shows available shifts and includes any shifts you’ve already signed up for. Click on specific dates for more details. Click on the “Schedule Me” button to sign up for your favorite volunteer duty.
3. Show up
Once you've scheduled a shift, check your volunteer home page and message boards for specific instructions including assignment descriptions, volunteer check in, parking, duties, and qualifications. We can’t wait to see you in the garden!
Benefits of Volunteering
The time, talent, and passion of our volunteers make our mission at the Garden possible. We welcome all folks who are interested in educating, cultivating, or celebrating in the Treasure Valley to join our team of dedicated volunteers.
Volunteering opportunities are available year round! Come help us keep the Garden thriving through every season!
Regular and one-time shifts available
Individual, group, student and corporate opportunities available!
Learn about the best horticultural practices for our region
Celebrate with new friends
Impact your community
Be a part of our dynamic team
Got questions about volunteering? Shoot us a message and we will get back to you soon!
I love the opportunity to be a part of the greater Boise community and feel like I've contributed to our corner of the world.
– Garden Volunteer
As a Garden Volunteer, I get a sense of Community, sense of purpose through contribution, and enjoy learning about regional horticulture
– Garden Volunteer
The best part of volunteering is giving back to others the love and appreciation of our wonderful natural world.
– Garden Volunteer