Festival of Trees

Volunteer

Volunteers at the FOT

Memorial's Festival of Trees, the premier holiday event in central Illinois, would not be possible without the help of volunteers. Each year, more than 1,000 teens and adults give their time to help ensure the success of the Festival of Trees. You can volunteer by yourself, with your friends or family, or as part of an organization or group.

Volunteers receive a commemorative Festival of Trees pin, refreshments and free admission on the day(s) they volunteer. For the safety of all our guests, volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Volunteer Areas

Station Tasks Requires
Admission Greet visitors. Collect admission. Track attendance. Sitting
Boutique Stock and sell merchandise. Run cash register. Assist visitors. Standing
Candy Cane Express Train Conductor Take tickets. Assist passengers with boarding and unboarding train. Must be at least 18 years old. Standing
Candy Cane Express Train Crossing Guard Lower and raise crossing gates. Standing/Sitting
Candy Cane Express Train Engineer Operate train. Assist passengers with boarding and unboarding train. Must be at least 18 years old. Standing
Candy Cane Express Train Tickets Sell train tickets. Sitting
Centerpiece Silent Auction Coordinate silent bidding of centerpieces. Sitting
Floor Ambassador Assist visitors with questions and directions. Standing/Walking
Gingerbread Cookies Counter Assist and serve customers. Standing
Gingerbread Cookies Decorator Decorate gingerbread cookies. Standing/Sitting
Gingerbread Cookies Tickets Sell gingerbread cookies. Standing/Sitting
Gingerbread Village Silent Auction Coordinate silent bidding of gingerbread structures. Sitting/Standing
Holiday Kitchen Cashier Sell food and beverages. Run cash register. Standing
Holiday Kitchen Dining Area Assist with clean up of dining area. Standing
Holiday Kitchen Drinks Prepare drinks. Standing
Holiday Kitchen Preparation Prepare food. Assist with clean up of kitchen. Standing
Information Desk Assist visitors with questions and People's Choice voting. Sitting
Little Elves' Workshop Crafts Assist children with craft activities. Standing/Sitting
Little Elves' Workshop Potholders Assist children with making a potholder. Standing/Sitting
Little Elves' Workshop Tickets Sell tickets for crafts. Sitting
Snapshots with Santa Cashier Sell photos of& visitors with Santa. Sitting
Snapshots with Santa Photographer Take photos of visitors with Santa. Standing
Snapshots with Santa Printer Print photos of visitors with Santa. Sitting/Standing

For more information, contact the Festival of Trees at 217-788-4301 or email us.