Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Red Butte Garden volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom.

Personal Information

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however we will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

Education and Employment Information


All skill levels and all people are welcome at Red Butte Garden! Consider using the following section to tell us more about yourself.

Emergency Contact

Opportunities Interest

Copy and paste the following link to learn more about our volunteer shifts, and use that information to indicate the days and times you are available to volunteer.

Some of our current openings include:

Private Events: Events include weddings, memorials, and corporate events. 

First Impressions Gardens: This is a regular horticulture position in our entrance gardens and Four Seasons garden working in the dirt (weeding, planting, pruning, etc.) on either Tues. or Wed. mornings from 9:00am-noon. 

Summer Camps: Volunteers assist in teaching children entering grades K-6 during our Summer Camp season about the wonderful world of plants and animals.

Availability: June through August, Monday through Friday, most openings between 8:45am to Noon 

Docent Positions: For volunteers who are passionate about a specific area of the garden and would like to be stationed to share your knowledge about the garden and that specific area.

This is not a comprehensive list of opportunities, and our openings shift throughout the year/seasons! We will provide all accepted volunteers with more information about openings as they become available. Please use the link above to see a larger range of positions throughout the year.

Please indicate potential areas of interest below.


We may have limited availability during the evening and weekends. If you do not want to move ahead with your volunteer application if we do not have regular evening or weekend horticulture opportunities at the moment, please indicate in the comment field below.

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Background Check

Read the following carefully before proceeding

As an applicant for a volunteer position with Red Butte Garden, I realize that a thorough background check is conducted upon acceptance as a volunteer. I understand that Red Butte Garden will submit my name to the University of Utah Human Resources Department to complete this process, and that I must verify my date of birth and social security number. Once accepted as a volunteer I understand that there will be a $25.00 fee to help cover costs of the background check, training, etc.