Volunteers play a critical role in helping the Idaho Botanical Garden grow. A dedicated group of volunteers work closely with our small staff to present a wide range of activities to the community.


Volunteers utilize their skills and knowledge to assist in a variety of ways; and there are many exciting opportunities to explore new interests and meet new people. Volunteers contribute to the Garden’s mission of cultivating, educating, and celebrating by helping with special events, participating in Garden projects from grounds maintenance to operations, and assisting with the education program in a variety of roles. Additionally, Garden visitor services volunteers assist with various office projects. The Garden welcomes volunteers of all ages including children with parents to school groups to corporate groups. Please join our Garden team and volunteer today.

Sign up and schedule yourself to volunteer using Volgistics!

What is Volgistics:

We have a new online scheduling system, Volgistics, that is a very convenient, web based data base. It enables you to create a volunteer profile, sign up online using your e-mail and a password you choose,  look at volunteer openings, schedule yourself, and receive instructions and reminders.

How to register as a Volunteer on Vogistics:

  • Fill out a volunteer application on our website
  • Wait to receive notification that your application has been accepted
  • Log on to volgistics using your e-mail and a password you create

How to use Volgistics to schedule yourself for volunteer openings:

  • Login to the system below using your e-mail and a password you choose.
  • Click on My Schedule on the top of your volunteer page. Scroll down until you get the calendar view. Click on the month you want to look at. Click on “help wanted” to see the available assignments on the specific dates.
  • Sign up for your favorite volunteer duty!
  • You will receive e-mail or text instructions and reminders
  • We provide training on site!


IBG Volgistics Volunteer Login:

Note: You must have filled out a volunteer application (below) and been accepted in order for your login to be activated. Once accepted, you will be able to view and sign up for volunteer openings in the My Schedule tab.

IBG Volunteer Photo Gallery


Sign up to receive the Volunteer Cheer e-newsletter for volunteer updates

Volunteer Application

See Volunteer Opportunities

See IBG Volunteers in Action!

IBG Ambassador Volunteer Program - volunteers needed!

The new IBG Garden Ambassador Volunteer promotes Garden programs, events, and provides information about the benefits of membership and volunteering at the Garden. The volunteer leads one hour introductory tours of the Garden for new members and new volunteers. The tours will be available on a Friday evening and a Saturday morning once a month. The Garden Ambassador represents the Garden at community events sharing information at a Garden membership/resource table. If interested please attend a training session for leading tours at the Garden Thursday, June 11 at 6pm.  We will meet at the administrative office and the training session will last about 1.5 to 2 hours.

Training session:

6.11.15 – 6pm to 7:30 or 8 pm – Garden Ambassador guided tour training

Tour dates:

6.20.15 – 10am to 11am – introductory membership/volunteer tour

7.17.15 – 6pm to 7pm – introductory membership/volunteer tour

7.25.15 – 10am to 11am – introductory membership/volunteer tour

8.8.15 – 10am to 11am – introductory membership/volunteer tour

8.14.15 – 6pm to 7pm – introductory membership/volunteer tour

Please contact Karen or Elizabeth,elizabeth@idahobotanicalgarden.org, for further information or to rsvp for the training.