• Volunteer Application

March 22-24, 2019 – Come Celebrate the Joy of Orchids with Us At the Earl Warren Showgrounds

Volunteer Opportunities

Perhaps you’ve had an urge to “learn more about the exotic world of orchids.” Or maybe you would enjoy playing host and enhancing our visitors’ experience. Perhaps you’re a “behind-the-scenes” type person who wants to lend a hand. Whatever your motivation, 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 22-24, 2019, marks our 74th anniversary – held at the World Famous Earl Warren Showgrounds Exhibit Hall, located in Santa Barbara at Highway 101 and Las Posits 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

Volunteer Form

  • Let us know your availability by filling out and submitting the form below. If you have any issues with the form, please just email us at info@sborchidshow.com. Thanks!

  • Days Available

    Below, please select the class and section you would like to enter. Also, please select NA for Not Applicable in any class you do not wish to enter.

  • Friday March 9:
  • Saturday March 10:
  • Sunday March 11:
  • * = required

  • Comments/Area of Interest
    Volunteer area of interest, any comments or questions for the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show staff:
  • Please enter a value between 3 and 3.
  • Please click on the submit button once and then wait for the information to be submitted. Thank You!

    We will email you prior to the show to confirm your availability and assignments.