to help Friends of the Arboretum continue presenting the annual Holiday Luminary Walk at the Arboretum

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

We are very grateful for our volunteers, so each one will get a “Skip the Line” voucher at the end of their shift.  This voucher will allow the volunteer and their family, coming to view the Luminary Walk on purchased tickets, to use a separate entrance when they arrive.  Purchased tickets are required because this is a fundraiser, after all!

To present the annual Luminary Walk at the Arboretum, volunteers 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 are interested in any of the tasks below, email our Volunteer Coordinators or call  913.685.3604.

Set Up

Putting up lights, creating displays, preparing candleholders, decorating trees, etc. during the month of November.

Event Nights

  • Candle Lighters – 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Candle Re-lighters – 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.:  Walk the route and re-light or replace candles.
  • Parking – 4:00 - 8:30 p.m.:  Guide arriving guests to open parking spots.
  • Path Ambassadors – 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.:  Stationed in strategic locations to guide visitors and give directions.

Mornings After

(Saturdays and Sundays)

Clean up and re-set – 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Pick up and replace luminaries.