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Volunteering for Garden and Landscape Expo

February 06 - February 09, 2020 | Alliant Energy Center in Madison

Garden and Landscape Expo is a community educational event and fundraiser hosted by PBS Wisconsin and the UW-Extension Horticulture Team. This three-day event celebrates the latest trends in gardening and landscaping with more than one hundred free educational seminars and demonstrations.

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Benefits of Volunteering

Registered volunteers will receive a complimentary one-day admission ticket and parking pass (valid on the date of your job assignment). There will be plenty of time before of after your shift to take in a host of free educational offerings and check out the latest products and services in the exhibitor mall! 

Garden and Landscape Expo Jobs

Volunteer support is vital to bringing this important educational event to the community. How can you help? Put your talents to work by selling tickets, greeting visitors, assisting presenters, or serving as an information guide. 

Seated Jobs

Exhibitor Check-In: Greet exhibitors, hand out ingress packets and direct them to their assigned booth location on the exhibition hall floor.

Great Wisconsin Quilt Show Booth: At Garden and Landscape Expo promote The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, answer general questions about the show, hand out literature and encourage visitors to participate in the prize drawing.

Handstamper: Provide hand stamps to visitors that would like to re-enter the show and answer general event questions.

Raffle Sales & Info Desk: Give directions and answer questions about Garden and Landscape Expo using information sheets we provide. Sell raffle tickets.

Volunteer Check-In: Greet volunteers, hand them their name badges and direct them to training and orientation in the volunteer lounge.

Non Seated Jobs

The jobs listed below involve standing or walking.

Art Exhibit Attendant: Welcome visitors to the art exhibits, monitor art that is on display and answer general event questions.

Demo Assistant: Help set up stage presentations, monitor seating, distribute handouts, check sound levels, take attendance and assist with clean up as needed.

Exhibitor Entrance Attendant: Monitor traffic flow near the back doors of the Exhibition Hall. Ensure that visitors have valid exhibitor or volunteer passes, answer basic show questions and provide directions to the locations of events and show facilities.

Expo Photo Wall: Welcome attendees to Garden and Landscape Expo and encourage them to take a photo with their smartphone in front of the photo wall.

Floater: Volunteers will be given a job assignment to fill openings due to cancellations, unfilled positions and other staffing needs.

Greeter: Welcome visitors to Garden and Landscape Expo. Direct attendees to entry gates, ticket booths, classrooms, demos and exhibitor booths. Hand out programs and answer basic questions about the show.

Greeter at Nature Cat's Backyard: Welcome visitors to the kid-friendly area of Garden and Landscape Expo. Hand out Nature Cat's Passport and answer basic questions about the show.

Photography Competition Exhibit Attendant: Monitor the photography competition area on the show floor. At the end of the show, assist in returning photographs to their owners.

Presenter Lounge Attendant: Warmly welcome presenters to Garden Expo in upstairs lounge (board room). Answer basic questions about the show, offer presenters a place to store their items, offer beverages to presenters and keep lounge area tidy.

Seminar Assistant: Welcome guests, adjust lighting levels, keep presenters on schedule, distribute handouts and evaluation forms, make announcements, take attendance, manage traffic flow and assist where needed.

Ticket Sales: Greet attendees and sell tickets in the front or back lobby of the Exhibition Hall. Answer basic questions and direct visitors to seminars, exhibitor booths, food stations and Alliant Energy Center amenities.

Garden and Landscape Expo Location

Feb. 7-9 in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713.

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Garden and Landscape Expo FAQ

Download our Information Sheet for additional details about volunteering at Garden and Landscape Expo.

What is the minimum age to volunteer?

The minimum age to volunteer at Garden and Landscape Expo is 16.

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