Over 2,000 volunteers are needed to host the Morton Pumpkin Festival!  

We have several opportunities for groups from local businesses and organizations to fill shifts at our Pumpkin Festival food venues. Individuals and families are also encouraged to join in the fun!

In addition to offering an exciting volunteer experience, each volunteer who helps out receives Pumpkin Bucks as a token of our thanks.  Pumpkin Bucks can be redeemed for food and drinks at any of our Pumpkin Festival food venues:  the Pumpkin Grill, Pumpkin Sweet Shop and Pumpkin Drive Thru.

Volunteers must be 10 years or older. Children ages 8 - 9 may volunteer with an adult supervisor.

Click here to go to Volunteer Local, view a list of volunteer opportunities and sign up to help at this year's Morton Pumpkin Festival!

If you can help out as a cashier, click here to view a list opportunities and sign up.

Pumpkin Bucks

As our special “thank you” to our volunteers, the Morton Pumpkin Festival provides Pumpkin Bucks that can be used at our food venues including the Pumpkin Grille, Pumpkin Sweet Shoppe, and Pumpkin-To-Go. They cannot be used to purchase merchandise.

Pumpkin Bucks are allocated based on the following categories:

Volunteers - Volunteers who help at various events and activities may be given a $2 Pumpkin Buck by their event or venue Chairman.

Shift Volunteers – Volunteers who complete a full food venue or store shift of 3 hours or longer receive a $5 Pumpkin Buck.

Special Volunteers – Volunteers who serve in more difficult roles, including Grillers and Cashiers, and complete a full shift of 3 hours or longer receive $9 in Pumpkin Bucks.

Pumpkin Bucks must be used by their expiration date.  No change is given for unused Pumpkin Bucks.