Enjoy the trail when you volunteer for Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular! There will be a nightly orientation for volunteers. All volunteers will receive one free ticket for every shift worker. Volunteers that sign for the last week of the event will receive a t-shirt in addition to a ticket and meal. Food and drink will be available for volunteers as well. Come as an individual or with a group! Below are a few of the ways you can assist us:


Friendly, outgoing people needed to assist patrons during the event. Ambassadors are the face of Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular, and will assist patrons in finding the concessions, restrooms, ATM, Box Office, backstage tours, Red Cross, etc.

Ambassadors can expect to do a lot of walking! We need problem solvers with customer service experience who can multi-task and stay calm in a busy environment. Previous event experience is a huge help. Must be able to communicate clearly with patrons.

Trail Docents

Trail Docents are stationed along the trail to offer assistance and remind patrons of the rules (ie, photos are fine, but please don’t use a flash). Docents will receive a brief orientation to assist them in answering patron questions about the event. Some Docents will be expected to be able to assist patrons as needed on the steeper parts of the trail. Docents will be working on the trail, which is a low light environment.

Mascot Escorts

Mascot Escorts ensure the safety of the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular Mascot due to low visibility and uneven surfaces throughout various areas of the event.

Exit Guides

Exit Guides stand at end of trail and thanks guests for coming, invite them to sign guest book and take a survey, and distribute gift bags on select nights.


For more information please call 368-5865 or email jols@louisvilleky.gov to get involved.



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