Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Join our team to share your love of Gathering Place, expand your knowledge and connect with the community. Volunteers have the opportunity to work alongside Gathering Place staff in many departments. Positions range from greeting visitors in Guest Services to pruning trees with Horticulture. Volunteers also help with concerts, festivals, field trips, education programs and more!
Learn more about our volunteer opportunities below and keep in mind volunteer opportunities change and are updated on our volunteer portal frequently.
Apply today to volunteer HERE.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Guest Service Volunteers exemplify our culture of guest service by welcoming & greeting visitors, answering questions, assisting with park navigation and surveying guests for demographic information. Our ambassadors adopt our cultural values and serve as support for our guest services team to make sure all visitors feel welcome and equipped to enjoy the park to the fullest extent.
Horticulture Volunteers assist Gathering Place Horticulturists in landscape maintenance and functions with tasks including cutbacks, leaf removal, mulching, pruning, weeding, deadheading and other tasks as requested.
Cabinet of Wonder
Cabinet of Wonder Volunteers interact with guests viewing the Cabinet of Wonder installation by Mark Dion in ONEOK Boathouse. Volunteers provide information, answer questions, facilitate activities and ensure guests are safely viewing and interacting with the Cabinet of Wonder. Learn more about the Cabinet of Wonder HERE.
GROW Mobile Library
The GROW (Gather and Read on Wheels) Mobile Library collection houses over 700 books on a variety of topics for different age levels and circulates through the Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) book check-out system. GROW Mobile Library Volunteers check out books to the public, recommend books based on interests, and promote the Talking is Teaching initiatives through interactions with visitors.
This educator/volunteer facilitated program gives visitors a chance to interact, learn and play with a variety of materials relating to themes of Art, Sports and Movement, Nature, Cowboy Culture, Jazz and Improv, and Native American History; all on a mobile cart. Exploration Stations will rotate through themes and supplies and be stationed in a variety of locations throughout Gathering Place. Exploration Station Volunteers will facilitate educational programs and activities to diverse audiences and assist in the setup, cleanup and inventory of supplies and equipment. Be on the lookout for new and engaging activities often!
Docents act as the ultimate source of Gathering Place knowledge for tour guests. Docents embody Gathering Place culture and share the Park’s story from conception through current use. Docents complete an intensive docent training program. Upon completion of Docent Training, Docents lead scheduled general park tours for small groups. Docents must be personable, entertaining and responsive.
Events & Hospitality
Event Volunteers assist with event program facilitation including greeting guests, providing directions, assisting with activity stations and helping staff with simple event set up, management and breakdown of performance and hospitality areas as needed. Types of events include the following:
Character Buddies help guide and assist Gathering Place Characters at various programs and events. Character Buddies must adhere to and maintain mascot integrity at all times.