Glow at the Gardens is a luminous, nighttime celebration of America’s favorite gourd. The Gardens dresses up for Halloween with luminaria-lined pathways, spooky lighting displays and hundreds of carved, glowing pumpkins. Volunteers assist throughout October with event prep, pumpkin carving, setup of festive decorations or during the event with themed activities.
Teens 16 years old and up can volunteer on their own. Teens 12-15 years old can volunteer if a parent or guardian volunteers with them as well.
To view all available volunteer opportunities and sign up, go to: http://tinyurl.com/DBGglow.
Volunteer shifts include:
Prep shifts include helping Events staff to prepare for the event (such as unwrapping items, inserting batteries, etc.), decorating a fairy garden or spiderweb tunnel, resetting materials in the middle of the event, or other behind the scenes tasks.
October 7 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:30-4:30 p.m.
October 8 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
October 21 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
October 22, 23 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For these shifts, volunteers carve classic jack-o-lanterns to decorate the event. Volunteer must be willing to walk, bend, work with carving handtools, and gut and carve pumpkins. Must be able to lift 25 pounds and willing to get dirty.
October 19, 20, 21 (a.m. only), 22, 23, 24, 25 (a.m. only)
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1-5 p.m.
Event Afternoon Setup:
Setup shifts include setting out lumanarias, pumpkins, and other event decorations. Volunteers must be willing to walk, bend, and drag rolling cases outdoors in all weather conditions. They must be willing and able to be outdoors in all weather conditions and be able to stand for long periods of time. This is a physically active volunteer role, so please be prepared.
October 21 – 2-6 p.m.
October 22, 23, 24, 25 – 3-6 p.m.
Event Night Activities:
Event night volunteers greet guests as they enter, pass out treats at Trick or Treat Booths throughout the Gardens, support themed-activities, help with photo ops and more.
4:30-10 p.m. or 5-10 p.m.
Contact us at [email protected] or 720-865-3609.