Plant Sale Volunteer Information

The Spring Plant Sale is WCG's biggest event! In order to host this event, we need more than 250 volunteers. 

There are numerous volunteer areas and shifts to meet your availability. Orientation and training will be provided to you the first 30 minutes of your volunteer shift. You will also receive awesome WCG swg and perks, including entry into our coveted pre-sale that takes place on Friday, May 12 from 7:30-8:30 pm.

Select a volunteer shift or two and sign up today! 

Volunteer Registration

May 12, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Volunteers will assist with unloading delivery plant trucks, arranging and labeling plants, separating potato and onion sets, and making boxes. Volunteers for this shift need to be flexible and willing to help where and when needed. (There might be occasional downtime.) And make sure to bring your lunch!

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May 12, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Volunteers will assist with unloading delivery plant trucks; arranging and labeling plants; separating potato and onion sets; setting up canopies, tables, and signs; and making boxes. Volunteers for this shift need to be flexible and willing to help where and when needed. (There might be occasional downtime.) And make sure to bring your dinner!

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May 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Volunteers will assist with pricing, cashiering, selling annuals, and providing general pre-Plant Sale support like watering plants, assisting with parking, and helping out with our Veggie Valet customer service. Please indicate in the notes of the registration page if there is a certain area or task where you’d like to volunteer.

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May 13, 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Volunteers will assist with pricing, cashiering, selling annuals, and providing general pre-Plant Sale support like watering plants, assisting with parking, and helping out with our Veggie Valet customer service. Please indicate in the notes of the registration page if there is a certain area or task where you’d like to volunteer.

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May 13, 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Volunteers will assist with pricing, cashiering, selling annuals, and providing general pre-Plant Sale support like watering plants, assisting with parking, and helping out with our Veggie Valet customer service. Please indicate in the notes of the registration page if there is a certain area or task where you’d like to volunteer.

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Be Prepared To Volunteer

Where: Rowland Hall, 720 S Guardsman Way (1580 E), SLC

When: Volunteer shifts are between Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13

What to wear and bring: Check the weather report before you leave the house! Dress for the weather and dress in layers. In addition, feel free to wear a hat, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. You will likely be on your feet most of your volunteer shift.

Water and snacks will be available for volunteers; however, please bring a refillable water bottle and any additional food or snacks you might like.

Tasks: Tasks will be assigned to volunteers as we get closer to the event. You will receive an email with specific instructions regarding the volunteer area to which you are assigned. If you want to be assigned to a specific task or volunteer area, please indicate that information on the registration page for that shift or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request that task or area.

Please understand that there might be some downtime during your volunteer shift. Please have patience with us as we regroup, reorganize, and wait for the next wave of volunteer work to arrive.

When you arrive: Please check in at the Volunteer check-in booth. A volunteer coordinator will greet you and provide further instructions. And then stick around the volunteer check-in booth for an orientation.

Orientation & Training: Please be on time for your volunteer shift, check in at the volunteer booth, and then hang out for a minute. You will receive a general event and housekeeping orientation, and then you will move to your assigned area for additional training.

Communication before the Plant Sale: Watch for emails from Wasatch Community Gardens - you may receive follow-up emails from Ben, WCG's Volunteer & Outreach Director, and/or the section-lead with additional information, especially the week leading up to the Plant Sale.

A final reminder email will be sent to all volunteers on Friday, May 12th regarding last minute information; however, please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions in the meantime.

Benefits for volunteering: As a token of our appreciation, you are invited to attend our Pre-Sale Plant Sale on Friday, May 12th, 7:30-8:30pm, Rowland Hall, 720 S Guardsman Way. This is a great way to gain an exclusive look at the extraordinary plants we have to offer at this sale and purchase them before the masses arrive on Saturday. All you need to do is show up Friday night - no verification of your volunteerism is needed. And if you are volunteering with us during that shift, you can either send a proxy in your place or you will have plenty of time to shop around before we close for the night - we promise!

Have fun and make new friends! We greatly appreciate your help and dedication to our organization through this event.

Any questions? Please email WCG's Volunteer & Outreach Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 801-359-2658 ext. 11.

 

 

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