• Volunteer Application

March 13-15, 2020 – Be a part of the Orchid Adventure at the Earl Warren Showgrounds

    If you’d like a preview, your virtual tour begins…

    … with Huell Howser’s classic tour of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show and the California Orchid Trail, courtesy of the Chapman College archives.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Learn more about the exotic world of orchids and be a host to enhance our visitors’ experience – we welcome your talent and enthusiasm!

    The SBIOS mission is to share the joy of orchids through experience and education at our annual show in March. Visitors come from all over California and beyond for one of the longest running and premier international orchid shows in the United States. Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, 2020, marks our 75th anniversary – held at the World Famous Earl Warren Showgrounds Exhibit Hall, located in Santa Barbara at Highway 101 and Las Positas Road.

    The three-day Orchid Show highlights bold and beautiful horticultural innovations and feats of evolution represented by more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world. What enhances our visitors’ experience is the warm and welcoming presence of our volunteers!

    This is a unique opportunity to be part of the Show by assisting staff in the following areas:

    • Plant Hotel: store and maintain purchased orchids so visitors can continue shopping and visiting the Show
    • Security: direct visitors and monitor doors and walkways; both sitting and standing positions are available
    • Entry: greet guests, take tickets, stamp hands for re-entry, hand out Show programs

    Let us know your availability by filling out and submitting the form below. You will receive instructions by email prior to the Show. You will also receive our periodic Show e-newsletter. If you have any questions, please email us at info@sborchidshow.com. The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show never sells its email list.

    Volunteer Form 2020

    • Days Available

      Below, please select the date and time you would like to volunteer.

    • Friday March 13:
    • Saturday March 14:
    • Sunday March 15:
    • * = required

    • Volunteer area of interest, comments or questions for the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show staff:
    • Please enter a number from 3 to 3.
    • Please click on the submit button once and wait for your information to be submitted to us.

      We will email you prior to the show to confirm your dates, times and assignments. Thanks so much for being an important part of the 2020 Santa Barbara International Orchid Show!