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Wanted: Santas, Elves, and Bell Ringers, Oh My!

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ORGANIZATION: PACIFIC RAILROAD PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

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The Oregon Rail Heritage Center's Holiday Express train is back! The train will run from the Oregon Rail Heritage Center on weekends starting the day after Thanksgiving and ending just before Christmas. There will be a total or 82 trips.
We are looking for volunteer Santa Clauses, Santa's helpers (elves), and Bell Ringers. Qualifications for Santa are a good nature, willingness to do at least three shifts of three round trips on a shift, able to kneel for pictures with children (and be able to stand up again), vaccinated for Covid, wear a Santa suit for the entire shift (with some breaks), and have a background check done. Elves should be at least 13-14 years old, vaccinated for Covid, wear the supplied elf hats and jacket, and have a parent willing to transport to and from ORHC. Bell Ringers announce Santa's arrival, are of good nature, willing to start singing with passengers, wear holiday dress.
Tell me a little about yourself and what area you are interested in volunteering.
For a video of a Holiday Express train ride, go to: https://orhf.org/events/holiday-express/

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About PACIFIC RAILROAD PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

Location:

PO BOX 2851, PORTLAND, OR 97208, US

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to the preservation and the safe, professional operation and exhibition of the SP&S 700. We promote safe behavior around railroad property through our relationship with Operation Lifesaver. We are devoted to telling the steam-era story of the SP&S 700.

Description

PRPA is an all volunteer organization. We are housed at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center across from OMSI. The SP&S 700 is a beautiful steam locomotive built in 1938. The 700 served on the Spokane, Portland & Seattle railway through the 1950's. It is currently undergoing the 15 year inspection and renovation process. Our volunteers are mostly retired railroaders or railroad hobbyists. The ORHC was built in 2012 to house all three of Portland's historical steam locomotives and is growing into a significant museum in Portland and the Northwest. Admission is free.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Fri Nov 25, 2022 - Sun Dec 18, 2022
09:00 AM -

WHERE

2250 Southeast Water AvenuePortland, OR 97214

(45.50725,-122.66182)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be willing to do three or four shifts of three train rides.
  • Santas wear a Santa suit, kneeling, "ho ho ho"ing, laughing Elves help out with candy canes, singing, and talking to children. Bell Ringers announce Santa, start the group singing and generally supervise the elves.

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