Special Events Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer helping with Wonderland Express

The Garden sponsors festivals and other large events that require volunteer support to set up, assist visitors, staff activities, and provide programs. All volunteers are encouraged to sign up for specific dates. Special event volunteers choose dates, often on evenings or weekends, to participate monthly or 12 times per year.

The Orchid Show
Commitment: 1/2 day
Time of Year: March
Preparation: Orientation
Activity: Welcome and direct visitors

Antiques, Garden & Design Show
Commitment: 1/2 day
Time of Year: April
Preparation: Orientation
Activity: Greet and direct visitors, and assist at entrance and at lectures

Model Railroad Garden
Commitment: 1/2 day per week
Time of Year: May – October
Preparation: Orientation
Activity: Assist and greet visitors

Summer Evening Concerts
Commitment: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings
Time of Year: June – August
Preparation: Orientation before concert
Activity: Distribute programs, monitor attendance

Roadside Flower Sale
Commitment: 1/2 day
Time of Year: October
Preparation: On-the-job training with others
Activity: Help sell, cashier, and wrap

American Craft Exposition
Commitment: 1/2 day
Time of Year: September
Preparation: Orientation
Activity: Welcome and direct visitors

Bulb Festival
Commitment: 1/2 day
Time of Year: October
Preparation: Orientation
Activity: Package bulbs; set up; and assist sales and cashier lines

HallowFest
Commitment: evening
Time of Year: October
Preparation: Orientation
Activity: Assist with guests and activities

Spooky Pooch Parade
Commitment: 1/2 day
Time of Year: October
Preparation: Orientation
Activity: Welcome and direct visitors and parade participants

Wonderland Express
Commitment: 1/2 day evening programs
Time of Year: November – January
Preparation: Orientation
Activity: Assist with set-up, visitors, and programs