Halloween House & Trick-or-Treat Event


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Fri Oct 28, 2016 05:00 PM - Sat Oct 29, 2016 09:30 PM


11450 Glade DriveReston, VA 20191


Volunteers Needed for Halloween House and Trick-or-Treat Trail

Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA

Rain or shine event

Dates & Time: Friday, Oct. 28 & Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Volunteers will receive pizza dinner.

We’re looking for fun-loving, energetic Halloween volunteers to bring this event to the community. Teens and adult volunteers are needed at this event. Volunteers between ages of 13-14 must have an adult chaperone. Volunteers 15 through adult are eligible to be a character

To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2016HalloweenHouse

Volunteer Orientation:

There will be a volunteer orientation on Wednesday from 6-7 at the event location, Walker Nature Center. The meeting is very important for everyone who is interested in helping out. All characters must attend.

Job Descriptions:

Casting Call - Halloween characters needed. All costumes and scripts will be provided. Volunteers will receive talking points and suggested dialogue. To be a character we hope you will understand and stay committed to this wonderful community service. Volunteers will receive their script at orientation.

Walker the Woodpecker & Myrtle the Turtle - Kids love Walker and Myrtle. They love having their picture taken. We need a volunteer to wear the costumes. This person needs excellent people skills and should be able to animate the character without talking. We also need an escort to help lead Walker & Myrtle around, help children pose for pictures. This job requires standing and walking.

Concessions - Preparation, serving and selling popcorn, cotton candy and beverages.

Face Painting - Paint simple animals and shapes on children’s faces. Design choices are usually pre-determined. Minimal artistic skill necessary. Supplies provided.

Carnival Activities - Responsible for assisting children play Halloween-related carnival games and crafts. Volunteers will also distribute prizes and candy to kids.

Hands-on Crafts - Responsible for assisting children with different hands-on crafts.

Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (Start) - Welcome patrons to the trail, check for hand stamps, explain the rules of the trail and hand out trick-or-treat bags.

Trick-or-Treat Trail Assistant (End) - Stop patrons from entering the trail, direct them to the start and pass out candy.

Breakdown - Help breakdown the different stations at 9:30. Stay after to help us breakdown. Great opportunity to earn extra service hours.

For more information, contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Supervisor at habrock@reston.org or 703-435-7986. Volunteers must be pre-registered to help with this event. Register at: TBD


  • Stage Management
  • Acting
  • Theater Arts

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours
  • Must enjoy being around young children
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