Volunteer

As a volunteer for Wasatch Community Gardens, you can help accomplish our mission of empowering people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food. Volunteering with WCG is an opportunity to join with WCG staff and other volunteers to achieve a shared vision; gain knowledge, skills, and experience; and act as a steward of the resources with which we have all been entrusted.

For questions about volunteer opportunities, completing the application, or tracking your volunteer hours, please contact our Community Relations and Volunteer Director, Laura Leach, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 801.359.2658 x11.

Volunteer Opportunities

School Garden Crews

This is a great volunteer event for ANYONE that wants to get involved with Wasatch Community Gardens and experience, hands-on, our core values of Community, Sharing and Stewardship. Come prepared to pull weeds, maybe harvest, to prepare the garden for the fast approaching new school year. If you are interested in helping at any of these crews, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or for more information.

Special Project

August 1, 8am - 10am: Escalante Elementary

This morning volunteer school garden crew will help to maintain the largest of our three school gardens.

Small but Mighthy School Garden Crew

Our bi-weekly volunteer garden crew is working through August 9 to help maintain the largest of our three school gardens.

 

July 26, 6pm to 8pm: Escalante Elementary

August 9, 6pm - 8pm: Escalante Elementary

 

This evening bi-weekly volunteer garden crew will reconvene in September for the fall semester, rotating through three of our school gardens. 

 

September 6, 5.30pm - 7.30pm: Riley Elementary

September 20, 5.30pm - 7.30pm: Escalante Elementary

October 4, *5.30pm - 7.30pm : Mountain View Elementary

October 18, *5.30pm - 7.30pm: Riley Elementary

November 1, *5.30pm - 7.30pm: Escalante Elementary

†November 15, *5.30pm - 7.30pm: Mountain View Elementary

 

*Please note, as the days shorten, we may change the start/end time.

†Please note, this date may be canceled if winter arrives early!

 

GREEN TEAM Farm 

GREEN TEAM Farm is a 1.3acre urban farm in the heart of the Depot District. It is home to a garden-based job training program that aims to simultaneously revitalize an underutilized urban area while providing opportunities for women who are facing homelessness. If you are interested in helping at the GREEN TEAM Farm, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or for more information.

Garden Crews

Work alongside GREEN TEAM Farm director, James, and the job-trainees.  Tasks include: weeding, mulching, watering, general gardening.

Thursdays, 8.30am - 11.30am: GREEN TEAM Farm, 622 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Compost Club

Nerd out with the GREEN TEAM Farm Compost Club: learn how to make, mix and sift this black gold, and search for nematodes and other microscopic beneficials. Tasks include: compost turning, sifting and analysis under the microscope.

Mondays, 2pm - 4pm: GREEN TEAM Farm, 622 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

pdfYouth Garden Assistant

pdfChicken Crew

pdfGarden Crews

pdfOffice Work

pdfSpecial Events

Tomato Sandwich Party

September 9, 10am - 2.30pm (Event is open to the public from 11am to 2pm)

This free event combines freshly harvested heirloom tomatoes with pesto in a delicious sandwich, live music and family-friendly festivities. Volunteer tasks include: helping to set up for the event, washing or slicing hundreds of pounds of heirloom tomatoes, slicing fresh crusty bread, smearing pesto and assembling sandwiches for hundreds of people, counting sandwiches served, answering questions about Wasatch Community Gardens, and how to grow and eat tomatoes. 

To volunteer at this fun event, please complete the application, below, and check the "Special Events" box, and note TSP in the "Comments" box. For returning volunteers, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.

Volunteer Application

Apply here

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientations

To find out about the next volunteer orientation and RSVP for your space, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Community Relations and Volunteer Director, or call her at 801.359.2658 x11.