Make the Holidays Special During Twinkle in the 216

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ORGANIZATION: Cleveland Botanical Garden

Winter show
Spread Holiday fun!

The Cleveland Botanical Garden's Twinkle in the 216 will celebrate the historic character of Cleveland’s neighborhoods as they sparkle and shine to add warmth and joy to the cold winter months. The winter show opens Saturday, November 19 th, and runs through Saturday, December 31 st. Volunteers are needed to share the holiday joy with our youngest visitors:

  • Marshmallow Roasting Assistant - Assist guests with roasting marshmallows over the fire pit outside in the Hershey Children’s Garden (may be moved to Geis Terrace if too much snow in the Hershey Children’s Garden). Provide roasting sticks to guest and help everyone get a turn to roast a marshmallow. Dress for working outside. Volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time and be willing to talk to guests and children. Program is cancelled if there is a snowstorm or too cold of temperature.
    Dates and Times: Sundays, November 20 - December 18, 1:30-4:30pm; Saturday, December 3, 1:30-4:30pm; Thursday, December 22, 3:30-7:30pm (Together Time special event)
    Volunteers Needed: 2-3 per shift

  • Craft Assistant - Assist guests with a special craft project, the poinsettia fortune teller, mulling spices or tree cookie ornaments. Supplies will be provided along with instructions and a completed sample. All crafts connect back to plants and the holidays, and volunteers can share the plant information provided with the craft with guests. All crafts take place indoors in the Garden Room on the main level.
    Dates and Times: Multiple shifts throughout the show in late morning, afternoon and some early evenings. Shifts are Tuesday-Sunday.
    Volunteers Needed: 1-2 per shift

Individuals ages 16 and up are welcome to volunteer at A Garden Holiday. Our current COVID-19 safety guidelines requires all volunteers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination. New volunteers to Holden Forests & Gardens will be sent a link to complete our online orientation, quiz and volunteer application upon expressing interest in this opportunity. The online orientation takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and must be completed before you can sign up for one or more volunteer shifts.

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About Cleveland Botanical Garden


11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106, US

Mission Statement

Holden Forests & Gardens connects people with the wonder, beauty, and value of trees and plants, to inspire action for healthy communities.


Holden Forests & Gardens Cleveland Botanical Garden campus is a not-for-profit organization established to promote the knowledge and appreciation of horticulture and gardening. The Cleveland Botanical Garden is committed to: - Providing information, education and training in horticulture, gardening, botany, floral arts, landscape design and horticultural therapy. - Offering to the public, for its use and enjoyment, collections of plants, display gardens, a horticultural library and facilities for meetings, programs and special events. - Promoting community interest and involvement in the beautification of the landscape and conservation of the environment.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Environment


Sat Nov 19, 2022 - Sat Dec 31, 2022


11030 East BoulevardCleveland, OH 44106




  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are 3-4 hours and volunteers can take one or more shifts.
  • Friendly, enjoys working with children and families, likes events. We have an online orientation that new volunteers need to complete before signing up for a shift. Volunteers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

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