Adopt-a-Spot

Help keep the Ogden Nature Center beautiful and preserve a designated adopt-a-spot area by pulling noxious plants and weeds, picking up garbage, and potentially planting and seeding! Adopt-a-spot volunteers are critical in helping to make the property presentable to visitors so that we may further our mission of uniting people with nature and nurturing appreciation and stewardship of the environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Select a plot of land to take care of (plot sizes vary according to ability and interest)
  • Keep plot well cared for, visiting at least every 2-3 weeksEnsure plot looks well-kept for upcoming events (you will be notified well before an event)
  • Tend to plot from April to first snow fall
  • Learn about weeds in your plot (training will be provided)
  • Safely use tools and return them after you are done
  • Communicate with supervisor as to whether you would like to continue your plot into the next season or there are changes in your availability

Direct Supervisor

Volunteer Coordinator; or 801-621-7595

Length of Appointment

April to the first snow fall.

Time Commitment

Shifts and hours are flexible, though you are encouraged to visit at least every 2-3 weeks.

Qualifications

  • Willing to get dirty and have fun!
  • Basic knowledge of plants is a plus
  • Respectful of staff, visitors and other volunteers
  • Dependable

Support

Volunteers will undergo an orientation and receive a volunteer handbook. In addition, mailing committee volunteers will receive job-specific training with their direct supervisor.

Benefits

  • Invitation to volunteer recognition eventsInvitation to activities just for volunteers
  • Rewards for number of hours of service completed (see volunteer handbook)
  • Gain new skills and work with a great team of staff and volunteers
  • Make a difference and have a positive impact on the community!