Volunteer Benefits

Benefits of Volunteering at Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden volunteers cultivate beauty, community, friendships, and life skills.

Red Butte Garden strives to honor and recognize its volunteers each year by offering the following benefits. Benefits are based on a yearly volunteer calendar which begins November 1 and ends October 31.

Volunteer Benefits

All Volunteers

  • Free admission to the Garden on days they volunteer.
  • Invitations to volunteer gatherings.
  • Additional hour benefits as listed below.
  • Hour Benefits *

  • 30 hours/year ~ Garden-Plus membership to Red Butte Garden and invitation to Volunteer Recognition Event
  • 50 hours/year ~ Above benefits plus complimentary RBG membership upgrade to Family or Circle of Friends level and 20% discount in the Gift Shop at Red Butte Garden
  • 75 hours/year ~ Above benefits plus Red Butte Garden gift and two (2) guest passes to the Garden
  • 100 hours/year ~ Two (2) complimentary tickets to a Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series show (restrictions apply)
  • 150+ hours/year ~ Above benefits plus one (1) gift membership (Family or Circle of Friends level) and one (1) complimentary Red Butte Garden class or workshop (restrictions apply)
  • 300 hours/year ~ Two (2) additional complimentary tickets to a Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series show (restrictions apply)
  • Service Awards

  • 3 years at 40+ hours ~ Bronze Service Pin
  • 5 years at 40+ hours ~ Silver Service Pin
  • 10 years at 40+ hours ~ Gold Service Pin
  • 15 years at 40+ hours ~ Platinum Award and gift
  • 20 years at 40+ hours ~ Diamond Award, Garden Recognition
  • 25 years at 40+ hours ~ Lifetime Award, Lifetime Membership to Red Butte Garden


  • Federal Tax Deductions

    Volunteers can receive tax deductions from the federal government on out-of-pocket, un-reimbursed travel expenses such as parking fees and standard mileage rate (determined annually by the IRS). If volunteers have any questions about how they should file, they should consult a tax professional.
    *Volunteer time logs must be turned into the volunteer coordinator to receive benefits.
    *All benefits are awarded at the end of the year.
    *Those who volunteer for school credit, community service, or other compensation are not eligible for Red Butte Garden volunteer benefits.








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