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. Start your holiday season by giving the gift of your time. 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. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

Volunteer Areas

Station Tasks Requires
Admission Greet visitors. Collect admission. Track attendance. Sitting
Candy Cane Express Train Crossing Guard Lower and raise crossing gates. Standing/Sitting
Candy Cane Express Train Engineer Take tickets and assist passengers with boarding and exiting train. Operate train. Must be at least 18 years old. Standing
Candy Cane Express Train Tickets Sell train tickets. Must be at least 18 years old. Sitting
Centerpiece Silent Auction Assist visitors with bidding on 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. Must be at least 18 years old. Standing/Sitting
Gingerbread Village Silent Auction Assist visitors with bidding on gingerbread structures. Sitting/Standing
Holiday Kitchen Cashier Sell food and beverages. Run cash register. Must be at least 18 years old. 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 Assist visitors with questions and People's Choice voting. Must have basic computer skills. 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. Must be at least 18 years old. Sitting
Snapshots with Santa Cashier Sell photos of visitors with Santa. Must be at least 18 years old. Sitting
Snapshots with Santa Photographer Take photos of visitors with Santa. Standing
Snapshots with Santa Printer Print photos of visitors with Santa. Sitting/Standing
Sock Skating Rink Monitor Time skaters and watch to ensure safety Standing/Sitting
Sock Skating Rink Tickets Sell skating rink tickets. Must be at least 18 years old. Sitting
Toy Shop Stock and sell merchandise. Assist shoppers. Standing