Cause Areas


Sat Nov 19, 2016 05:15 PM - Fri Dec 30, 2016 09:15 PM


500 Wildlife PkwyColumbia, SC 29210


Help Riverbanks Zoo and Garden celebrate the holiday season by volunteering for Lights Before Christmas. This year’s event runs from Saturday, November 19 th through Friday, December 30th.

We are recruiting 4 volunteers for each night during Lights to act as Santa’s Helpers, wear our Snowy the Snow Person inflatable suit, or to be Snowy’ s buddy. Volunteers will assist with greeting guests, crowd control, taking photographs, and keeping our guests in the holiday spirit.

Volunteers will be asked to work from 5:20pm to 9:20pm nightly.

Volunteers will receive 4 hours of community service credit and 1 free Zoo pass for each night they work. Nights will be booked on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate.

If you would like to volunteer please email me at thughes@riverbanks.org and let me know the date that best suits your schedule and how many people will be participating. Once I ensure your date is available I will respond back with the 2016 Lights application and Instruction sheet. Space is limited and this event fills fast!

Thank you so much for your interest in this event; we couldn’t do what we do without the help of our community.


Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Time of service is from 5:20pm to 9:20pm nightly.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate.

Report this opportunity

Report this opportunity

Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.