Volunteers provide invaluable support at each of our three annual festivals. Positions require the ability to communicate well and interact easily with people and the desire to work in accordance with the mission statement of Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. Attending training and a volunteer orientation are required.
Work at Family Fun Days on select Saturdays and Sundays, and assist with projects like origami and kamishibai (Japanese story-telling). Volunteer for our Sushi and Stroll evenings, on select summer Friday evenings, or help at our exhibit openings. These positions are available throughout the year.
Also, just for Students, we recruit high school and college students for Summer Tour Plus each summer. Volunteers help prepare materials needed for activities for visiting student groups and work with children as they learn games and create projects. This program is offered Tuesday through Friday, beginning in June and ending in August. The shift is from 9:30am – 1:00pm. We look for students who can volunteer throughout the summer.
Sushi & Stroll
May – September
Sushi and Stroll is a summer walk special event series hosted by The Morikami from May through September. On the 2nd Friday of every month the museum opens at a discounted admission for people to enjoy the gardens at sunset. This is a unique opportunity that many people take advantage of to explore the gardens, savor cuisine from the Cornell Café and sample craft sake. A number of volunteer positions are available; click here to apply online today!
Saturday, October 20, 2018
VOLUNTEER SHIFT – 2:15 pm – 8:00 pm
This iconic local festival is inspired by Japan’s traditional three-day Obon holiday honoring ancestors and will include a breathtaking lantern floating ceremony, taiko drum performances, fireworks display, Japanese folk dancing and more. In addition, Morikami’s lively street celebration, the ennichi street fair, will feature games and crafts for all ages, traditional Japanese festival foods and shopping.