Join us! The Idaho Botanical Garden is recruiting volunteers to help us create the special magic of Winter Garden aGlow as volunteers are the main ingredient! Sign up now and get into the holiday spirit.
The Garden lights up the night beginning Thanksgiving Day Nov. 24 through Jan. 1, 2017 including all holidays. We schedule 15 volunteers on quiet nights and up to 30 or more volunteers on the busy weekends and the days preceding Christmas.
Volunteers are needed all days for all shifts!
Volunteer shifts: 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Greeters: greeting and directing guests as garden ambassadors
Admissions: act as cashier assisting staff taking admissions, greeting and directing guests to closest payment window
Ticket takers: tearing and checking tickets at Garden Gate Entrance
Refreshments: preparing hot cocoa and cider, arranging cookies on trays, serving hot cocoa and cider in the Folly
Store Volunteer: assisting staff selling holiday merchandise in the garden cottage store (IBG staff)
Membership Ambassador: promote Garden membership, programs, and events at a table in the Folly
Garden Monitor: stoking and tending the fire barrels, monitoring Garden paths (maybe IBG staff)
General Support and Reliever: transporting cocoa and cider to folly, serving the volunteers refreshments, assist where needed (lots of walking and moving about)
Santa’s Elves (weekends): hand out candy canes and monitor Santa lines
Holiday Express Train Conductor: assist with greeting visitors and crowd control
Contact Karen Christeson, Volunteer Coordinator, with any questions or to sign up for a shift or more today! Once signed up, Karen will send details about check in, parking, and what to expect during each volunteer shift.
We hope to see you in the Garden soon!