City of Boise Hosts Community Volunteer Opportunities on June 25 in Honor of Larry Gebert Day

June 16, 2022

In honor of local meteorologist and community philanthropist Larry Gebert, the City of Boise’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of volunteer opportunities on Saturday, June 25. Mayor Lauren McLean signed a proclamation earlier this year naming June 25, Gebert’s birthday, Larry Gebert Day in the City of Boise. It is a day for acts of service both big and small.

“Larry Gebert spent his life and career helping those in need in our community,” said Mayor McLean. "Let's do our part to make sure Larry's legacy of giving continues for generations to come.”

Community members can sign up to take part in a City of Boise hosted volunteer project on Larry Gebert Day. Opportunities on Saturday, June 25 include:

Zoo Boise

Help Zoo Boise with landscaping and maintenance work from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate)

Register to Volunteer

group wearing Boise Kind shirts shoveling pile of dirt at Zoo Boise

Morris Hill Cemetery

Join Boise Parks and Recreation and the Daughters of the American Revolution for a “Monumental Challenge” to clean over 1,100 veteran grave markers in the Silent Camp and Field of Honor sections of Morris Hill Cemetery from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Register to Volunteer

group at cemetery cleaning around tombstones

Boise Urban Garden School

Participate in a garden work party at Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) to spread mulch and keep weeds at bay from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Register to Volunteer

two men raking gravel near bushes at Boise Urban Garden School

Click the links above to fill out an application and sign-up to volunteer. Please note, spots are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is required to participate. In most cases, necessary tools or materials will be provided. Additional project information will be shared with registered volunteers ahead of June 25.

Contact: Parks and Recreation Media Relations

(208) 608-7600 |

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