Community Service Workers

The Ogden Nature Center has service opportunities for those needing school or court-ordered hours. Our staff is sometimes scheduled with programming and making sure that the Nature Center is running, so if you need a ton of hours in a short amount of time, we may not be right for you!

*We do NOT accept anyone for community service who has committed any type of felony, violent crimes or crimes against minors, prostitution, any offense against a family or sexual offense or a felony offense of wildlife laws. Any other violations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you would like to complete your community service hours at the Ogden Nature Center, follow the steps below:

  • Reach out to or call 801-621-7595, and let us know your name, how many hours you need, and by what date, to make sure we can currently accommodate your needs! Please wait for steps 3-4 until you have confirmed we currently have availability!
  • You must provide written documentation from the court, probation officer and/or your attorney stating the number of hours required and by what date, as well as the specifics of your offense. This can be sent to
  • Once we get back to you, you can start working on filling out the Volunteer Application Form, Review the Volunteer Handbook, Watch the Volunteer Orientation Video, Take a short quiz 
  • All volunteers over the age of 18 are required to undergo a background check prior to starting service, which will be sent after you complete the online quiz.

Age Restrictions

School or court-ordered community service individuals under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times while they are completing hours at the Ogden Nature Center. Volunteers 14 or older do not have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during their shift.