Thank you for your interest in Youth Summer Volunteer positions at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden!

To begin the application process, please review the position descriptions ( to determine if you are interested in one or more roles, then complete this application.

In addition to submitting this application, a work-, volunteer- or school-related reference is required (i.e., not friend or family). See position description for details and provide reference information within this application.

Applications are due on or before SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020. Interviews will be held the first week of April. All who apply will be notified when positions are filled.

Fields marked with an asterisk are required. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom. If you have any questions please contact Susan Cory, Volunteer Coordinator at or 515.323.6293.

Personal Information

What Position(s) Are You Applying For?

Please check all that apply.

Employer / School

Please list any current or past employer(s). Also, please indicate if you plan to work this summer.

Reference Information

A work-, volunteer- or school-related reference is REQUIRED. Do not provide a family member or friend as a reference. Please indicate your connection to your reference in the box below.

Background and Interests

In the comment box below, please answer the following:

1. Why are you interested in this volunteer role? Why do you think you would be good at the role?

2. Tell us about yourself (i.e., favorite class, hobbies, work experience, volunteer experience, etc.)

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By checking "I agree" you are certifying that the information provided in this application is true and complete. You understand that submitting this application form does not automatically register you as a volunteer for the Botanical Garden and that there may be certain qualifications to be met. It also indicates that you acknowledge that you will not be paid for your services as a volunteer at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. You are aware that one of the responsibilities as a volunteer is to record volunteer hours and turn them in on a regular and timely basis and that you may be asked to complete a background check. You also acknowledge that the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden may record, film, photograph, audiotape or videotape your name, image, likeness or volunteer work and grant permission for these to be displayed, published, distributed or exhibited for purpose of and in connection with any material that may be created by the Botanical Garden.