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.