Highwood Pumpkin Volunteers

Volunteer Positions


All volunteers must bring a signed waiver to Volunteer Check-In in order to participate in Pumpkin Fest. If you are under 18 years of age, the waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. For any questions regarding this waiver, please email info@celebratehighwood.org. *** Download waiver here

Prelude Pumpkin Carving Assistants

We need outgoing and creative individuals to assist at our Prelude to Pumpkin Fest "all-you-can-carve" event at Highwood City Hall from 3:30pm-9pm Monday, October 1st - Thursday, October 4. Responsibilities include making sure there are always carving knives available, helping children bring pumpkins to the tables, if needed, and general clean up of the area. You may be asked to assist with carving so there will be lots of opportunity to utilize your creativity! The success of Pumpkin Fest relies on having enough carved pumpkins to decorate the scaffolding by festival opening.
Volunteer Sign Up for Prelude Pumpkin Carving Assistants

Superhero 5K Run/Walk Course Marshals

We are looking for volunteers to guide our participants safely around the run/walk route while cheering them on and handing out water at the water stations.
Volunteer Sign Up for Superhero 5K Run/Walk Course Marshals


This is a fun position that needs energetic people. Knowledge of bartending is a plus! Must be 21 years of age or older, and we would love volunteers who already have Basset Certification. There will be 3 bars located on the festival grounds. If you want to be assigned to the same location as your friend(s), use the same email address to sign up. Bartending at Pumpkin Fest is a great way to meet new people while having a great time!
Volunteer Sign Up for Bartenders

Merchandise Sales

A fun position that needs folks that are cheerful and outgoing. Responsibilities include selling Pumpkin Fest apparel such as shirts, hats and posters.
Volunteer Sign Up for Merchandise Sales

Entry Gate Attendants

Responsibilities include welcoming our guests, collecting entry fees and answering any questions related to our festival. Must be outgoing and cheerful. This is a great opportunity for those who like to work with people!
Volunteer Sign Up for Entry Gate Attendants

Pumpkin Carving Area Assistants

These areas include a pumpkin pen where pumpkins are stored for carving, and several carving tables. This volunteer will make sure there are always carving knives available, help children bring pumpkins to the tables if needed, and that the tables and area stay clean. Cleaning will be assisted by the ground crews. You may also be asked to help children carve. So you must be a people person.
Volunteer Sign Up forPumpkin Carving Area Assistants

Placing Jack-O-Lanterns on the Wall

Man up the PumpkinsThese individuals must not be afraid of heights. Move carved pumpkins from the ground to the top of the scaffolding. Make sure lights are in the pumpkins. They will also assist with other physical jobs when pumpkins don’t need to be moved. This is a fun job, and photographed quite readily. One of the most important jobs at Pumpkin Fest. Without the pumpkins on the walls, there is no Pumpkin Fest!
Volunteer Sign Up for Placing Jack-O-Lanterns on the Wall