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 the volunteer application below
  • 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 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 the volunteer application (above) and be 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


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See IBG Volunteers in Action!

IBG Ambassador Volunteer Program - volunteers needed!

IBG Garden Ambassador Volunteers introduce new members and new volunteers to the wonders of the Garden. The volunteers lead one hour introductory tours through the Garden providing information about the Garden’s mission, history, grounds, programs and events. The tours are offered at 10 a.m. one Thursday and one Saturday morning a month.  These dedicated volunteers also represent the Garden at community events sharing information at a Garden membership/resource table.

Interested in joining our Ambassador team? We will provide information and a training session Thursday, April 27 at 10 a.m.. We will meet at the IBG administrative office. The training session will last about 1.5 to 2 hours.  Information about signing up for volunteer shifts will be available at the training.

2017 Tour dates:

Thursdays  on the 1st and 3rd of the month
May 4
May 18
June 1
June 15
July 6
July 20
Aug 3
Aug 17
Sept 7
Sept 21

Saturdays on the 2nd and 4th of the month

May 13
June 10
July 8
Aug 12
Aug 26
Sept 9
Sept 23

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