Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Denver Botanic Gardens' annual Glow at the Gardens™ event! Please note, this event takes place at the Gardens’ York Street location at 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206.

Volunteer shifts are available to individuals who are 16 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. (PLEASE NOTE: All cashier positions are open to individuals who are 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER only.)

All volunteers must be friendly, outgoing, and willing to help visitors with questions. You must be willing and able to be outdoors in all weather conditions, as this is an outdoor event and happens rain or shine. Flexibility is also essential, as last-minute changes in volunteer assignments may be required depending on the needs of the event and any night-of volunteer cancellations or no-shows.

To sign up for a volunteer shift, complete the application below. To submit your application, please check the I AGREE box and click the CONTINUE button at the bottom of the page. Remember, when you sign up to volunteer, you are confirmed and we depend on you to fulfill your commitment.

Event Information:

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 with event prep, setup of festive decorations, or during the event with themed activities.

If you have any questions about volunteering at this event, please contact Volunteer Services at 720-865-3609 or

Thank you for your help! We look forward to working with you.

PLEASE NOTE: Denver Botanic Gardens events do not qualify as court-ordered community service.

Name and address

Demographic Information

This information is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

How did you hear about us?

Emergency Contact Information

Please provide information for a person we can contact on your behalf in case of an emergency.

Account Password

When registering for Glow at the Gardens, you will be given an account for Volgistics, our online scheduling system, where you will be able to view and change your schedule. Please create a password for your account below.

Sign up for shifts

Select the dates, times, and positions for which you want to volunteer. You will be added to the schedule for the shift(s) you select here, so please make sure you are able to make the shift(s) you select.

Volunteer Agreement

I certify that the information provided in this volunteer application is true and correct and has been given voluntarily. I understand that this information may be disclosed to any party with legal interest and I release Denver Botanic Gardens from any liability whatsoever for supplying such information. Volunteer placement is a selective process and not all applicants are accepted into the program. Denver Botanic Gardens reserves the right to place volunteers in an area best suited to the applicant's skills and the needs of the organization. No volunteer position is guaranteed and positions may be terminated at the Gardens' sole discretion.

I understand that I will not be paid for my services as a volunteer and I will adhere to volunteer program guidelines stated in the volunteer handbook.

Volunteer Waiver and Release

Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for an injury or accident that may occur during my participation as a volunteer in any activity or event. I understand by checking the "I Agree" box below that I assume full responsibility for any injury or accident that may occur during my participation as a volunteer, at either the York Street or Chatfield location, and I hereby release and hold harmless and covenant not to file suit against Denver Botanic Gardens, employees and any affiliated individuals (releaseses) associated with my participation from any loss, liability or claims I may have arising out of my participation, including personal injury or damage suffered by me or others, whether caused by falls, contact with participants, conditions of the facility, negligence of the releaseses or otherwise. If I do not agree to these terms, I understand that I am not allowed to participate in the volunteer program.

Media Release

I hereby give permission for my images, captured during regular and special Denver Botanic Gardens activities through video, photo or other depictions, to be used in all forms of media and in all manners, for advertising, trade, or any other lawful purpose. I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including copy that may be created in connection therewith. I also waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.

I agree to hold harmless Denver Botanic Gardens from any claims for damage, libel, slander or invasion of privacy.