Join Us!

We welcome community members and visitors of all ages to get involved at the Youth Garden Project. Volunteers and Interns are crucial to our organization. Learn more about how you can be involved below.

Be Involved by Volunteering

Volunteer at YGP

Individuals and groups can volunteer at YGP in several ways.

Be Involved by Interning


We are currently hiring garden and program interns for Spring 2017.

Employment at Youth Garden Project

Full Time Employment

Join our Team! Year round employment, benefits, and 401k opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Signup

Interested in lending a hand in growing food, kids and community? Individuals and groups can volunteer in several ways:

  • Attend a Weed ‘n’ Feed
  • Help harvest for the Farmers’ Market or our CSA program
  • Complete community service hours
  • Help with our educational programs
  • Teach a workshop
  • Spend a day working alongside a YGP gardener, and more!

To ensure that volunteers receive meaningful work it is important that you contact us to schedule a time and the way you’d like to help. Contact Kate at 435.259.2326 or via email.

Youth Garden Project Internships

Our Internships provide individuals with an abundance of learning opportunities in the areas of sustainable agriculture and outdoor education. Join us to learn, grow, and become a part of the YGP and Moab communities!

6 Month Program Internship

Youth Garden Project InternshipsWe are looking for an individual that is interested in working as an educator in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of educational programs. In the spring, we have an After-School Program, Garden Classroom Field Trips, Middle and High School classes that conduct experiments, and a one week Spring Break Camp—all of which will be taught primarily by two interns with aid from the Program Manager. During the summer, four interns facilitate our nine week Summer Camp designing and implementing the lesson plans for this program.

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6 Month Garden Internship


This position is full for 2017, check back for Summer/Fall opportunities this March!

Garden interns will have the opportunity to learn organic gardening techniques and skills while working in a combined production and education garden. This 6-month Garden Internship is March-August and will include everything from starting seeds to preserving the mid-summer bounty!

Full Season Garden Internship

This position is full for 2017, check back in March for a 6-month Summer/Fall opportunity!

Experience an entire growing season at the Youth Garden Project with the 9-month Garden Internship! Garden interns have the opportunity to learn organic gardening techniques and skills while working in a combined production and education garden. The 9-month Internship allows individuals to participate in the entire growing season from the first seeds that go into the garden in the spring to harvesting the last tomato in the fall.

Summer/Fall of 2017 Internships

Our Summer/Fall Internship opportunities will be posted the beginning of March. Please check back soon for more details.

Youth Garden Project Internships

Intern Experiences

Hear what past interns have to say about their time working at the Youth Garden Project.

The Youth Garden can teach you about growing food, educating our youth and making great friends, but above it all, it allows you to experience the process of creating a strong, place-based community from those who live it. Dylan Johnston

Garden Intern, 2012

My experience at YGP helped me to discover my passion for environmental education. While in the Peace Corps, I have used YGP lesson plan ideas and gardening skills, and I can confidently say that my YGP internship made me a more successful Peace Corps Volunteer. When I finish the Peace Corps in May 2016, I will get my Master’s in Education with an Environmental Education focus. Jihan Grettenberger

Program Intern, 2013

Since leaving YGP in August 2013, I moved into environmental education. I am currently working as the Assistant Director at the Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center in northeastern Georgia.  I used my YGP gardening skills to implement a teaching garden. Sarah Britton

Garden Intern, 2013

I’ve learned a lot from my time here: how to teach in an outdoor setting, how to interact with students of all ages, various gardening and cooking skills. But the most important lesson I’ve learned from the Youth Garden Project is how to make a community. Katie Struth

Program Intern, 2016

Current Job Openings

Job Opening: Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of this dynamic organization. This is a full-time, year-round position requiring someone who exhibits strong fundraising, financial management, marketing, and communication skills.

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Job Opening: Garden Manager

The Garden Manager will provide leadership of the garden, interns, volunteers, and distribution & preservation of produce. This is a full-time, year-round, key staff position, requiring someone who exhibits leadership, takes initiative, and works well both collaboratively and independently.


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