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Volunteers at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center generously contribute thousands of service hours in a variety of areas, ensuring the ability to provide enjoyable, educational, and memorable experiences for all visitors.


Special Event Opportunity: A Hudson Christmas

We are currently seeking volunteers for our annual holiday light show, A Hudson Christmas! Help us bring this magical family experience to thousands of visitors this season as they enjoy lights, glowing displays and visits with Santa. 


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Volunteers are needed on the following dates from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm:

Friday, November 23 - Saturday, November 24
Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2
Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9
Friday, December 14 - Sunday, December 31*
*Closed Christmas Day (12/25)


Have extra time? Sign up for multiple shifts! Volunteers that work three or more shifts will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to the show.

Sign up to volunteer for A Hudson Christmas!


Please note that these positions are stationed in a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces and outdoor attire is required.

Regular Volunteer Opportunities

From gardeners to field trip and special event assistants, a variety of positions are available to match your interests and talents. Most regular volunteer positions typically run from April through November.


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All volunteer positions for 2018 have been filled. Sign up to be notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities: 


Ongoing Special Event Volunteer Opportunities


Please note that volunteer positions are not applicable toward court-ordered community service.

Volunteer Perks

Hudson Gardens volunteers receive as much as they give. In addition to spending time in a beautiful and restorative outdoor setting, volunteers gain knowledge and expertise in subjects such as horticulture, environmental education, public relations, and event management. Volunteers also receive special access to educational opportunities and Gift Shop discounts, while enjoying meaningful interactions with visitors and staff.