Volunteer sign up begins on September 9, 2013.
Thank you for considering a volunteer position with the Polar Express! Each December we rely on the spirit of hundreds of volunteers to create the magic for over 3,600 passengers who visit our ‘North Pole.’ Pick the volunteer position which best suits you. We have two shifts each day. You may choose to work one shift or all day. Registration is required. The shift times are specified on the registration forms - see link below.
We need elves! Our largest group of Polar Express volunteers is the adorable elves.As an elf you will be stationed in the North Pole (Union Station). Your job is to welcome passengers, especially the children, to the North Pole. As the train pulls into the station, the group of elves will form a large V configuration OUTSIDE the station entrance, reaching from the first train car to the last train car and stretching as it narrows to the entrance of the station. We encourage you to hoot, holler, shout, clap, make noise and show wild enthusiasm when the train arrives! As the families and children walk by you, kneel down and whisper Merry Christmas and be sure and use the names of the smallest children (each child will be wearing a name tag).
Behind the scenes: We have several opportunities to volunteer behind the scenes. You can decorate the station and trains the week prior to the event. At the event, you may be assigned to help with parking or clean up. If you prefer a behind the scenes role, please note in your comments on the volunteer registration. Shift times may be slightly different than elf shifts.
All volunteers are required to register to participate and will be assigned as elves unless otherwise specified.
Photos: Steve Mease