Earth Day Celebration on the Greenway!


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Sat Apr 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


288 Dairy Barn LaneFort Mill, SC 29715


POSITION TITLE: Earth Day Volunteer

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Earth Day is a big day for us and we need our volunteers to help make it a success! Over 3,000 guests will visit the Greenway on Earth Day and we need all hands on deck. Interested in helping to plan the event? Join our committee! Email Caitlin at to inquire.

Here are all available positions on Earth Day:

1. PARKING ATTENDANT: Help us greet our guests and be the face of the Greenway as folks come in to Earth Day! Parking attendants will help direct cars to utilize the space in our parking areas. Each shift requires at least three volunteers; you will also have staff helping as well. You can sign up for multiple shifts if you'd like!

SHIFTS: 7:00am-10:00am (help exhibitors as well as guests), 10:00am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-2:30pm

2. KIDS ZONE: Love working with kids? Come help us out in the Kids Zone! All our afterschool FLYERS sites will be there, as well as our preschool. Each site will have a fun, hands-on activity focused around recycling and reusing items in a creative way! Some past projects have included homemade toothpaste and paper bead necklaces. Help with a craft, interact with families and help us tell the Greenway's story!

SHIFTS: 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-2:00pm

3. CREEK CROSSERS: One of the most interesting volunteer positions on Earth Day. You will need some waders (which we can provide, let us know!)or water shoes of your choice. We will have wagon rides coming down to the creek. This is a popular activity for families, but crossing the swinging bridge with a stroller can be difficult. You'll be there to help families across by carrying the stroller (not their child!) across the creek for them. You will also help ensure the safety of the children who play in the creek (no rock throwing, that kind of thing!)

SHIFTS: 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-2:00pm

4. LEAD-LINE HORSE RIDES: One of the most popular activities we have at Earth Day! Help young children ride a horse for the first time or the hundredth. Volunteers will assist by leading horses, walking alongside children on horseback and by helping put helmets on children.

SHIFTS: 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-2:00pm

5. DRINK SALES: Help raise money for the Greenway by selling our thirsty guests cold sodas and water. (no alcohol served on Earth Day) We'll need help selling drinks out of the Coke Trailer all day. Bonus is that you'll get a free drink while you work!

SHIFTS: 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-2:00pm

6. AMPITHEATER VOLUNTEERS: We will have a lot of fun activities happening around the Comporium Amphitheater and we'll need help making sure things go smoothly. Help us with the opening ceremony, the Recycled Runway Competition, the concert or all three!

SHIFTS: 9:30am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-3:00pm

7. TREE COOKIE CRAFTS: As trees fall on the Greenway or when we build new trails, we try our hardest to reuse the tree. In this effort, we create "tree cookie" cutouts that kids and adults alike can use for necklaces or drink coasters. We use the Greenway logo branding iron to permanently leave our mark. Volunteers help oversee this process.

SHIFTS: 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm

8. CABIN DOCENTS (Graham Cabin & Nature Center): Full of history, we like to open up our historic cabins and venues to the public on Earth Day. Without our volunteers this wouldn't be possible. We are thankful for volunteers who are willing to open the doors and welcome the public in.

SHIFTS: 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm

9. GOLF CART DRIVERS: Assist guests as they arrive with complimentary golf cart rides to the event grounds from the Dairy Barn Parking Lot. Golf cart volunteers must be 16 and older.

SHIFTS: 10am-12pm, 12-2pm

10. CLICKER COUNTER: Help the Greenway count an accurate amount of event guests by using the handheld "clicker counter". This volunteer position is flexible in location but it works best to stay at the entrance or along the event trail.

SHIFTS: 10am-12pm, 12-2pm

PURPOSE: To ensure Earth Day on the Greenway goes smoothly and is enjoyable for all involved.

LOCATION: Anne Springs Close Greenway -- Dairy Barn Entrance and Lake Haigler Entrance - 288 Dairy Barn Lane Fort Mill SC 29715

TIME COMMITMENT: All day event, however, shifts are usually 2 hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must work well with the public and kids.

TRAINING: Day-of direction and staff available. Volunteer Check-In upon arrival.

REPORTS TO: Caitlin Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator

DRESS CODE: Volunteer Shirt, provided


  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Environmental Education
  • Youth Services
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Theater Arts
  • Animal Therapy

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 12
  • Event 10am-2pm, with 2 hour minimum

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