Volunteer Opportunities: Special Events

Connect People with Nature …

Holden sponsors several major special events each year, each requiring volunteer help. These events produce revenue and a growing interest for Holden and depend on the volunteers to ensure their success. Volunteers may also take on leadership roles in planning these events.

  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings
  • Meet people with similar interests
  • Learn something new
Plant Sale Volunteer

 

Opportunity

Time of Year

Preparation

Commitment

Description

Tree Tale Tellers

(inside)

March and April, days and times vary

Training (2 hrs) in February

2 hrs on weekdays Travel to local libraries and read from an assortment of books about Arbor Day and trees

Lantern Court Private Event Support

Spring

Summer

Fall

  • Lantern Court Training
  • Ability to stand up to 4 hrs

Min. of 3 evening or weekend shifts (2-4 hr each) per season

Share points of interests with guests and assist staff during private events at Lantern Court

Arbor Day Celebration

(outside)

Friday - Sunday, April 24-26, 2015

Day of Event Orientation 1 weekend shift Assist with set-up/clean-up, facilitate family crafts and activities and tree seedling give-away, assist with parking

Spring Plant Sale

(outside)

Friday – Sunday,

May 15-17, 2015

Day of Event Orientation

1 weekend shift

Assist with set-up/clean-up, plant vendors, parking, plant pick-up and holding area, customer service and raffle ticket sales

David G. Leach Research Station Open House

(Madison, Ohio)

(outside)

May, every other year

Training (2 hrs)

4 hrs per weekend

Lead tours, greet visitors, answer questions, direct guest to tour staging area

direct cars as they enter and leave to appropriate parking spaces.

Bouquets

Wine Tasting

(outside)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Day of Event Orientation

1 weekend shift

(Saturday)

Assist with set-up/clean-up, decorations, parking, registration and customer service

Woodland 5K Race and Fun Run/Walk

(outside)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Day of Event Orientation

1 weekend shift

(Sunday)

Assist with set-up/clean-up, registrations, water station and customer service

Summer Benefit

(outside)

Saturday, July 11, 2015 Day of Event Orientation

1 weekend evening

(Saturday)

Assist with set-up/clean-up, decorations, beverage service, silent auction and live auction

Goblins in the Garden

(outside)

Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2014

Day of Event Orientation

1 weekend shift

Assist with set-up/clean-up, decorations, assist with wagon rides, crafts, treat or treat trail,  parking, serve refreshments

Gifts From the Heart of Nature

(inside)

Nov. 15, 2014 through Jan. 5, 2015

Day of Event Orientation

1 weekend shift

Assist with set-up/clean-up for preview party. Assist vendors in setting up merchandise. Wrap gifts on the weekends.

Pancake Breakfast

(inside)

Friday – Sunday, March 20-22, 2015

Day of Event Orientation

1 weekend shift

Assist with set-up/clean-up, reservations and breakfast food service