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

Seasonal Positions

Work on professional development while learning to teach youth and grow food!

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 our Operations & Development Director at 435.259.2326 or via email.

YGP Seasonal Positions

Our seasonal positions 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 Instructors

Youth Program Instructor, Youth Garden ProjectNow hiring Spring & Summer Youth Programs Instructors for the 2019 season!

Positions Open: 2
Dates of Term: February 27th – August 16th, 2019

We are looking for individuals that are interested in working as educators in a hands-on, outdoor setting within a variety of educational programs. In the spring, we have two After-School Programs, Garden Classroom Field Trips, an 8th grade Environmental Science Elective class that visits weekly, and a week-long Spring Break Camp—all of which will be taught primarily by two interns with aid from the Youth Programs Director. During the summer, four interns facilitate our nine-week Summer Camp designing and implementing the activity plans for this program.

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Farm Apprenticeship

 

Now hiring for a Farm Apprentice for the 2019 season!

Positions Open: 1
Dates of Term: February 6th – November 22nd, 2019

The Farm Apprentice will have the opportunity to practice organic techniques and skills while working with the Farm Director in managing a combined production and education farm. This is an advanced-level apprenticeship designed to provide mentorship and leadership experience for an individual interested in pursuing a career in agriculture.

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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

Full Time Openings

Seasonal Positions

Community Programs Coordinator VISTA
December 3rd, 2018 – December 3rd , 2019
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