Gardening Expert-Hays House

Hays House

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Position Description

Who You Are: You are a gardening expert. You have a passion for helping others learn and grow. You are willing to help rebuild and plant our garden, and upkeep our greenhouse. You can commit to at least 6 months of volunteering. 

As a volunteer, you will enjoy a service opportunity where Relationships are the foundation, where we are all Committed to the same mission, where Growth is always possible, where we are all treated with and show Compassion, where trust guides us to Transparency and above all, where Joy sustains us.

What You Will Do: The Gardening Expert:

  • Assess our current garden and greenhouse, and help create a plan for upkeep
  • Help youth and staff plant for the year
  • Teach youth about gardening, and how to care for the garden
  • Occasionally assist with the upkeep of the garden and greenhouse

What We Offer Back: Every volunteer contributes to the success of our mission. You can proudly tell your friends and family that every hour you spend serving with us helps provide accessible services to Idaho’s youth who need it most. You’ll also receive an awesome discount in our thrift stores, and serve in a caring and compassionate environment, where we are better together.

Why Unite With Us: The Idaho Youth Ranch is one of the oldest non-profit agencies in the state of Idaho. Volunteers help move our mission forward. We unite for Idaho’s youth by providing accessible programs and services that nurture hope, healing and resilience.


  • 2-4 hour shifts
  • 1-4x a month (depending on volunteer/intern schedule)
  • Commitment for six months, as consistency is important in our programming.

How: In order to volunteer for this opportunity, you will need to:
  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Submit application and resume
  • Submit to Criminal History Unit background check through DHW and pre-service drug/alcohol screening
  • Complete interview
  • Attend orientation
  • Comply with all Idaho Youth Ranch Volunteer Policies and Procedures

Type: Volunteer