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Boise Urban Garden School

Garden Support

Groups or individuals are invited to help BUGS garden staff maintain our beautiful education garden. Activities may involve weeding, planting, building planter beds, spreading bark mulch, or other special projects. 

Garden volunteer shifts are weekday mornings -- volunteers can sign up for one shift or many! 

There will also be work party shifts the following dates:

Thursday, July 6th 8:00am-11:00am

Wednesday, August 23rd 6:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday, August 24th 8:00am-11:00am


Volunteers must review the City of Boise Volunteer Handbook to participate.

Summer Education Steward

Assist Boise Urban Garden School staff with summer camp activities. No teaching or recreation experience necessary.

Help manage groups in a variety of science-based lessons and activities; assist education staff with various tasks.

Sign up for one shift or many! Outdoor Summer Camp shifts are 8:30-11:30 Monday-Thursday in the garden; Cooking Camp shifts are 8:30-12:30 Monday-Friday in the kitchen.  


Volunteers must review the City of Boise Volunteer Handbook to participate.

Teen Opportunities

Teens 16+ are welcome to volunteer for any garden volunteer opportunity. In addition, for the first time this year we are offering a Teens in the Garden internship Thursdays and Fridays all summer. 

Volunteers must review the City of Boise Volunteer Handbook to participate.

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Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center

Behind-the-Scenes Projects and Support

Individuals are invited to help with lesson preparation and basic behind the scenes tasks in an effort to help us prepare for school groups, events and programming. Gather supplies for lessons, organize or re-shelf library books, prepare craft supplies, etc.

Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

Education Steward

Assist center staff in the classroom with large school or daycare groups. No teaching experience necessary. 

Help manage large groups, leading pre-determined activities and assisting the educator with various tasks tasks during a lesson. 

Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. depending on the reservation schedule. 

Event/Program Assistant

Assist center staff at various events either on-site or off-site locations with various educational activities and/or crafts. 

Mainly the third Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the third Friday of each month, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m, and various other dates TBD. 

Landscaping and Facility Project Support

Groups or individuals are invited to help the Boise WaterShed with projects to beautify, maintain, or improve our outdoor River Campus, classrooms, interactive trail or other area that may need some work.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Special Projects or Events

Participate in special group programs or events.

Green Teens (teen summer volunteer program), WaterShed Wednesdays, Watershed Watch! (citizen water monitoring day).

Wednesdays during June, July, & mid-August 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., other dates TBD.

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Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center

Service Projects

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Zoo Boise

General Interests


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