Dickens of a Christmas Event Volunteer


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Fri Dec 09, 2016 05:00 PM - Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:00 PM


800 E. 17th Ave.Columbus, OH 43211


Purpose Summary:

Dickens of a Christmas is a 19th century Christmas celebration. Volunteers lead activities in all Ohio Village buildings.


To engage and encourage visitor participation in a variety of roles while in 1890’s day costume.

Skills Required:

Language Skills: Be able to provide educational information to our guest.

Mathematical Skills: Those working at the Chestnut sales & Cookie sales must have basic addition and subtraction skills.

Technical Skills: Request that volunteers know how to use the fire extinguisher.

Time Commitment:

One time event volunteer. Must be able to perform for the 3 hour duration of the event (breaks will be provided).

Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17
Friday and Saturday shifts 5pm-9pm

Dec. 11 & 18
Sunday shifts 11:30am-5pm

Work Environment:

Volunteers will work in various village buildings performing assigned tasks. This is in a period costume. Volunteer may encounter large crowds in these areas during the evening.

Physical Demands:

These roles require working in possibly cold weather. Most positions are within village buildings but walking in the elements is required to get to the buildings. Volunteers must be willing to wear reproduction late-19th century costuming and follow costuming guidelines.


All interested persons are required to attend one training before volunteering.

Saturdays, November 12 & 19 at 9am-11am
Tuesdays, November 15 & 22 at 6pm-8pm

Age requirement:

12-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

14-17 application must be signed by parent or guardian


Volunteer Notes:

Needs 30 volunteers per day.


  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
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