Garden of Lights Sign up and Job Descriptions

Sign up to volunteer at Heathcote’s Garden of lights. Chose the button for the date you want to volunteer and it will take you directly to our online sign up then select the job you would prefer to do. Want to join us for more than one night, of course you do because it is so much fun! Just select another date after signing up for your first evening of volunteering and add your self to the additional day(s). We can’t wait to welcome you here for the fun! Sharing the garden of lights experience with others through volunteering is a great way to spend an evening or two over the holidays.

Our Garden of Lights event typically runs from late November to the end of December. Sign-up sheets will be released as we approach Garden of Lights 2022.

For more information email:

Or call: 772-464-4672

Brief descriptions of many of the volunteer opportunities for Garden of Lights:

Admissions & Counters

Responsible for collecting cash or credit card admission fees at the two entrance gates to the event. Must be comfortable handling money, making change and processing credit card sales. Since Heathcote has transition to optional online tickets sales many admissions will just require verification of digital ticket.


Keep guests on the path and out of the lights and water, facilitate movement throughout the garden, answer questions and manage props in their area.

Gift Shop

Volunteers will be at the cash register to check out guest’s purchases or will be floating through the gift shop and assisting guests with purchases. Must be comfortable handling money and credit card transactions. Requires standing, walking and knowledge of gift shop procedures. Training provided throughout the year and while volunteering.

Heathcote Bear

The Heathcote Bear is an opportunity for guests to take “selfie” photos. Be available to take guests’ photographs with their equipment if requested. Keep guests in an orderly line near the Bear as warranted by traffic volume. Must be comfortable using cameras and cell phones. Requires standing.


Volunteers will direct cars to appropriate parking areas and direct guests to the entrance of the event. Requires standing and walking. (Sketch of appropriate parking will be available.)


Guests will have the opportunity to make SMORES (A marshmallow is toasted and put between graham crackers with a piece of chocolate.) Volunteers must be comfortable handling transactions. Transactions will be cash only. Standing and moving around is required.


Assist wherever needed such as filling in for no shows, relief of others for a break, etc. Standing and moving around is required.

Garden Ambassadors

Provide information for memberships, volunteers, classes, upcoming events, raffles etc.

Volunteer Sign in/Hospitality

Assist with volunteer sign-in and guide volunteers to their designated areas. Relieve volunteers and vendors for short breaks. Not responsible for taking money in vendor booths.