2017 Opportunities at York Street

Children’s Education Events 
Plant Discovery Days: April 10-14 and May 1-5
Scout Exploration Days: April 29
Help visiting students learn about plants through hands-on activities. Volunteers facilitate activity stations and lead students in learning about the wide world of plants.
To sign up: Complete our online form

Spring Plant Sale
May 11-13
One of the longest-held traditions at the Gardens, this event features a huge variety of plants, as well as the Gardens’ horticulturists who are onsite to answer questions about gardening. Volunteer opportunities include selling plants, cashiering, greeting shoppers and helping guests with purchases in different plant divisions.
To sign up: Complete our online form

Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
Sept. 23 & 24
Hundreds of bulbs and Grown at the Gardens plants are offered, along with expert advice from our horticulturists. Volunteer opportunities include selling plants, greeting shoppers and helping guests with purchases.

Glow at the Gardens
Oct. 18, 19, 25 & 26
Glow at the Gardens lights up the night with hundreds of glowing jack-o’-lanterns and pumpkin displays. Volunteers assist with setup of festive decorations, supervising activities, selling merchandise and welcoming guests.

Día de los Muertos
Nov. 4
This ancient Mexican tradition celebrates the souls of those who have departed. Volunteers assist with workshops and activities involving sugar skulls, paper flowers, traditional face painting and more.

Blossoms of Light
Nov. 24 – Jan. 1, volunteer opportunities nightly
This family-favorite holiday tradition transforms the Gardens into a winter wonderland with glittering lights. Volunteers help guests check-in and provide wayfinding.

2017 Opportunities at Chatfield Farms

Lavender Festival
July 15
The festival includes lavender demonstrations, farm tours, music and kids activities.

Corn Maze 
Sept. 15 – Oct. 29, various dates
Our huge Corn Maze assumes a new shape every year at Chatfield Farms to ensure plenty of twists and turns. Volunteers are needed to take admission tickets, help check wristbands, facilitate fun family activities and more.

Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 13, 14 & 15, volunteer opportunities each day
Join us for this classic autumn event. There are snacks, arts & crafts, fun rides for kids and more. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals or groups and include pumpkin patch cashiers, pumpkin measurers, children’s activity assistants and more.

Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: Nov. 24 – Dec. 24
Join us for a new holiday experience at Chatfield Farms. Positions include greeting guests at the Hildebrand Ranch house and assisting with the photo booth.