San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department


San Francisco Recreation and Parks welcomes you to come out and volunteer with your friends and family on Friday, October 26, 2018 and have spooky Halloween fun at this year's Scaregrove. Volunteers will engage with large and diverse multigenerational crowds, help youth create fun spooky arts and crafts, help with face painting and much more...

What: Scaregrove

When: Friday, October 26, 2018

Where: Sigmund Stern Grove on 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

Event time: 3:00-9:00 pm *Volunteer assignments will vary between 2-9:30 pm

General Admission: $10.00 per person,  children under 2 years old are free 

Please note: Volunteers must sign-up on-line in order to volunteer and are exempt from entry fee. ***Walk-in volunteers are highly discouraged and will be turned away.

To sign-up as a volunteer, view slots below and register for the one that piques your interest. 

You're encouraged to dress in costume but please keep it PG and family oriented! Some assignments may require you to wear props that will be provided.

Volunteer requirements:

  • All volunteers are required to sign a waiver.  
  • Volunteers under 18 years of age must get their waiver singed by a parent/guardian.
  • Volunteers 13 and under MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT, therefore a waiver is required for the adult as well! Please note that some positions require volunteers to be at least 16 years of age.
  • Teachers/educators bringing their youth group can sign the required waiver on their students behalf if present and onsite throughout the entire volunteer timeframe selected.

For more information about this event or other volunteer events, please contact Rec and Parks' Volunteer Office at 415-831-6884.

Date: 10/26/2018 (Fri.)

Location: Sigmund Stern Grove

Created by:   Jennifer Gee
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (PDT)

Face Painting

Do you like to face paint? Help us get kids in the Halloween spirit with their face painted with various designs. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. Volunteers must be 16 years of age.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (17)  
4 of 17 slots filled
Yvonne Gallot
Sydni Starling
Jose Torres
Maggi Mattert
6:00pm - 9:30pm (17)  
4 of 17 slots filled
Heart in Motion (4)

Face Painting Zombies

Actors in our Haunted House and Graveyard need to get transformed into creepy, scary looking zombies. Our event visitors sometimes want to wear this look at our event, too. We provide all the tools and paint but need your help in painting faces. 16+ only.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (10)  
1 of 10 slots filled
Sean Gonzales
6:00pm - 9:30pm (10)  

Haunted House

It's time to SCARE some folks! To be a Haunted House Actor, you MUST be 15 years of older and go through a quick training, via phone or email before the date of the event. Please contact Mary Kate Molloy, [email protected] for more information.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 5:30pm (30)  
2 of 30 slots filled
Jason Liang
Brian Saha
RPT 380
5:00pm - 8:00pm (30)  
All slots filled
Gustavo Padilla (20)
samantha knowles
Terri Demartini
Lowell Key Club (8)
6:30pm - 9:30pm (30)  
16 of 30 slots filled
Jesse Cheung
Volunteering with Change SF.
Austin Ramirez
Volunteering with Change SF.
Wendon Luu
Volunteering with Change SF.
Andy Quan
Volunteering with Change SF.
Jasper Luong
Leading Change SF
Ryan Tsai
Thai Lu
Sheena Coenen
Caitlin Chen
Philip Hadley
I missed out last year, but I would love to continue my yearly tradition of Scaregrove’s Haunted House.
robert costello
Anthony Khieu
Eileen Bridgewater
Elsa Leung (3)
Elsa Leung

Behind the Stage

Not letting people walk or pass through behind the stage. Directing people in the right direction.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (6)  
2 of 6 slots filled
Linda Lam
Michael Jones
6:00pm - 9:30pm (6)  
1 of 6 slots filled
Dashiell Ferrero

Games / Lines / Closing

Operating children games, manage lines to games and rides. Assist in closing procedures; moving equipment and supplies to their designed areas.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (16)  
9 of 16 slots filled
Carmen Chan
Judith Purpura (2)
Nicholas Hadiaris (15) also
Gerald Tobing
Karen Tan
Isaac Haack
Jose Fabian Miranda
Jack Moore
Elizabeth Nelson
6:00pm - 9:30pm (16)  
4 of 16 slots filled
Jonathan Ng
Volunteering with Change SF. Unable to move too much due to crutches.
Nicole Szeto
16 years old
Kelly Lee
16 and ready to work!
Isabel Kwan
8:00pm - 10:00pm (16)  

Road Shuttles

Assisting shuttle passengers, ensuring safety of pedestrians on shuttle roads, directing shuttle turnaround, and greeting patrons.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (8)  
1 of 8 slots filled
Alexis Leal
6:00pm - 9:30pm (8)  


Volunteers will assist in in taking guests, line control, handing out tickets/goodies and directing guests at the Vale Street and 19th Street Admission Area.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Cristina Jackson
I'm 14 years old
Shelby Low
Michael Jones
6:00pm - 9:30pm (4)  

Arts & Crafts

Assist with crafts. Must be friendly and in festive spirit-encouraged to dress in costume. A 5-minute orientation will be given prior to each shift.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (10)  
All slots filled
Vivian Lee
Lena Gallot
Sarah Schilling
Paola Dominguez
Jessica Mendez
Kimberly Soria
Rey Kabiri
Andrew Mendoza
Brian Saha
Switching from Haunted House to Arts & Crafts
Cassandra Parkman
6:00pm - 9:30pm (10)  
8 of 10 slots filled
Heart in Motion (5)
Vito Tassinari
Amy La
Jessica Chan

Costume Characters

Wave, greet, high-5 participants and take pictures at the event. Must be enthusiastic and friendly, each character will have a guide. Guides will assist with line control when necessary and switch off with costume character every hour.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (5)  
1 of 5 slots filled
Brittany Wong
6:00pm - 9:30pm (5)  
2 of 5 slots filled
Nina Burks
Abigail Pena

Entertainment & Stage Directing Team

Assist with set-up & clean-up of decorations and work behind the scenes to ensure entertainers have a safe and smooth transition from the dressing room to the stage by guarding the dressing rooms & monitoring the horse crossing.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
3:00pm - 5:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
James carrasco
Susan Leurey
5:00pm - 7:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
cindy newth
Fiona Zhang
7:00pm - 9:30pm (2)  

Kids Haunted House

Assist in interactive trail. Volunteers are required to dress in costume (age appropriate and not too scary for youth under 8). Volunteers will "Play Act" and should be enthusiastic and friendly. If you are a shy person, this will not be fun for you.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (15)  
6:00pm - 9:30pm (15)  
All slots filled
Heart in Motion (13)
Sheila Anastas (2)

Tots Discovery Lab

Volunteers will help lead hands on interactive children's activities.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (5)  
All slots filled
Alyssa Ireland
Samantha Ruiz
Tommy Nguyen
jessica Garcia
Vanessa Olmos
6:00pm - 9:30pm (5)  

Chill Zone

Greet Patrons. Help families to be seated. Clean and remove trash from tables

10/26/2018 (Fri)
2:00pm - 6:30pm (2)  
6:00pm - 9:30pm (2)  

Haunted Ally

Assist in interactive trail. Volunteers are required to dress in costume (age appropriate and not too scary for youth under 8). Volunteers will "Play Act" and should be enthusiastic and friendly. If you are a shy person, this will not be fun for you.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
5:00pm - 7:30pm (6)  
6:00pm - 9:30pm (6)  
4 of 6 slots filled
Cole W (2)
Amelie Bullard
Zach Crandall


Help take photos to capture the memories of Scaregrove.

10/26/2018 (Fri)
3:00pm - 9:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Ben Illili
Kevin Kellerher
Emily Trinh

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