It takes a lot of amazing volunteers to put on this show!


We spend most of November putting up lights and setting out the displays, and then it takes a lot of people to light the candles on the event nights. We would love to have you join us. Some people have even made it a family event to volunteer together. If you might be interested in any of the jobs below, please contact our Volunteer Coordinators at 913.890.1756 or email

Review all volunteer opportunities, and then email us!



As a small thank you, those volunteers that purchase tickets to attend the Luminary Walk will get a "Pick Your Time" pass that allows them to enter at any time they choose.

Thank you to Westlake ACE Hardware, FNBO, and Sarin Energy Solutions for being the presenting sponsors of the 23rd Annual Luminary Walk.


Set Up Days

We will be putting up lights, creating displays, preparing candle holders, decorating trees, etc,  on the following days in November:

  • 10/31, Tue 9:00-3:00 (lunch is provided)
  • 11/4, Sat 9:00-12:00
  • 11/6, Mon 9:00-3:00 (lunch is provided)
  • 11/8, Wed 9:00-12:00
  • 11/9, Thu  9:00-3:00 (lunch is provided)
  • 11/11, Sat 9:00-12:00
  • 11/13, Mon 9:00-3:00 (lunch is provided)
  • 11/16, Thu 9:00-3:00 (lunch is provided)
  • 11/17, Fri 9:00-3:00 (lunch is provided)
  • 11/20, Mon 9:00-3:00 (lunch is provided)


Event Nights

The Luminary Walk will be Nov. 24 & 25, Dec. 1 & 2, 7-10,15 & 16 this year, plus two Adults-Only Candlelight Stroll nights on Thursdays, Nov. 30 & Dec. 14.

We need help each night with the jobs listed below.  Breaks will be given during the evening and we'll be serving a hot buffet dinner to all volunteers.  This is a great way to see the Luminary Walk for free and great jobs for teens needing service hours!

  • Candle Lighter 3:30-5:00   Light the candles in the luminaries and place in wire holders along the route. (Fun job for families with kids 7 or above).
  • Candle Re-Lighter 5:30 - 9:30   Patrol the route to re-light or replace candles. (Fun job for families).
  • Selfie Photographer 4:30-9:00  Stationed at a Family Selfie photo op spot to take pictures using guests’ phones.
  • Santa's Helper  4:30-9:00. Help manage line, interact with guests.


Re-Set Days

Burnt luminaries have to be collected and new ones put out. These jobs are great for kids 7 & above, too! Enjoy a walk through the Arboretum picking up and replacing luminaries on these days:

  • 11/25, Sat 1:00-4:00
  • 12/1, Fri 1:00-4:00
  • 12/2, Sat 1:00-4:00
  • 12/8, Fri 1:00-4:00
  • 12/9, Sat 1:00-4:00
  • 12/15, Fri 1:00-4:00
  • 12/16, Sat 1:00-4:00
Take Down Days
  • 12/18, Mon 9:00-12:00
  • 1/3, Wed 9:00-3:00 (lunch is provided)
  • 1/4, Thu 9:00-3:00  (lunch is provided)
  • 1/6, Sat  9:00-12:00


Review all volunteer opportunities, and then email us at or call 913.890.1756 for your choice of assignment.