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.
Volunteer at YGP
Individuals and groups can volunteer at YGP in several ways.
Work on professional development while learning to teach youth and grow food!
Full Time Employment
Join our Team! Year round employment, benefits, and 401k opportunities.
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 our Operations & Development Director 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!
Youth Programs Instructor
2018 Youth Programs Instructor Internships have been filled! Check back in November for 2019 opportunities!
We 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. During the summer, four interns facilitate our nine week Summer Camp designing and implementing the lesson plans for this program. In the fall, we have an After-School Program, Garden Classroom Field Trips, 8th grade Environmental Science Elective class that visits weekly —all of which will be taught primarily by two interns with aid from the Youth Programs Director.
6 Month Farm Internship
2018 Farm Internships have been filled. Check back in November for 2019 opportunities!
Farm Interns will have the opportunity to learn organic gardening techniques and skills while working in a combined production and education garden. This 6-month Farm Internship runs mid-May to mid-November and will include everything from starting seeds to preserving the mid-summer bounty!
Full Season Farm Internship
The 2018 Full Season Farm Internship has been filled. Check back in November for 2019 opportunities.
Experience an entire growing season at the Youth Garden Project with the 9-month Farm Internship! Farm 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.
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
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
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
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
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