Special Events Volunteer

If you want to volunteer but don’t have time to commit on a regular basis, we have plenty of one-time opportunities for you.

2020 Opportunities at York Street

Glow at the Gardens 
Oct. 19-23 
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.

Día de los Muertos 
Saturday, Nov. 7 
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
Nightly: Nov. 27 – Jan. 3
This family-favorite holiday tradition transforms the Gardens into a winter wonderland with glittering lights. Volunteers help guests check-in and provide wayfinding.

2020 Opportunities at Chatfield Farms 

Corn Maze
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: Sept. 18 – Oct. 31
Our huge Corn Maze assumes a new shape every year at Chatfield Farms to ensure plenty of twists and turns. Volunteers are needed to assist with admission at the corn maze entrance.

Pumpkin Festival 
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11
Join us for this classic autumn event featuring arts & crafts vendors, kids’ activities, a multi-acre pumpkin patch and much more. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals as well as groups and cover a wide range of duties. From pumpkin measuring to assisting with kid’s activities, Pumpkin Festival would not be possible without the help of hundreds of volunteers!

Santa’s Village 
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: Nov. 27 – Dec. 13
Nightly: Dec. 18-24 
The spirit of the season shines as Chatfield Farms is transformed into the North Pole at Santa’s Village. Volunteers help facilitate children’s crafts, photos with Santa and other family-friendly activities.

Contact Us

  • Volunteer application forms for any event needing additional volunteers can be found linked from this page two months before the event starts.
  • If you are part of a group that would like to volunteer, contact our volunteer coordinator at 720-865-3537 or send email to vol@botanicgardens.org

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