Greetings to our Wonderful Volunteers!!

We are excited to be celebrating our 35th year raising funds for pediatric research for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. The 2019 Festival of Trees will take place November 24 through December 1 at the beautiful Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. We sincerely hope you will consider being a volunteer for our beautiful benefit for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Below please find a link that provides the 2019 volunteer schedule that outlines dates, times, and duties. Please review, check your interest, and return to me.  If you are part of a group that wishes to work together, please attach a list with all the members’ names so that we can accommodate you.

Shifts are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are based on four hours per shift.  If a position you request is filled, we will put you where we feel you are most needed.  All volunteers must be 16 or older. (Please note a parent or responsible adult must accompany anyone under the age of 18.) A community service letter will be provided showing hours served at the end of your shift. All requests for community service verification must be submitted before December 31 of the event year.

As a limited number of coat racks will be on site, we ask that you consider carrying your essentials in a fanny pack.  We will not have an area for watching purses, etc.  Please dress in holiday attire and wear comfortable shoes as many positions require standing or walking. Unfortunately, seating cannot be provided for your shift.  Please note there is not a concession stand in the facility, and we do not provide meals.  If you wish to bring a snack to consume before or after your shift, there is a limited number of tables and chairs in the atrium of the event site. In addition, there is a large variety of restaurants in Dearborn.

This year we are also in need of Tree Fluffers to work on Monday, December 1. This position, in coordination with our Tree Delivery Chairperson, requires volunteers driving in teams, following the tree delivery trucks to the various locales to which trees are being delivered, to re-fluff the trees. Please consider joining in this fun day. We would truly appreciate your assistance with this project!

To save money by emailing you versus mailing, we would greatly appreciate your email address.  Please provide your email address on the form you return. You may email us at FOTsignup@outlook.com

Have you ever considered being a part of the Festival of Trees committee? We are always looking for people who would like to take on a position. Please let us know, and we would be happy to contact you!

The success of Festival of Trees has always depended on the support of our volunteers. We could not do all that we do without you!

Thank you from the Volunteer Staffing Coordinators:

Volunteer Staffing Coordinators
Theresa Diefenbach
Director
18381 Westchester
Livonia, MI 48252
734-462-1257

Greg Henderson
Fotsignup@outlook.com
313-815-0806


Volunteer Schedule Request to download and send in.

Volunteer Responsibilities – Please download sign and send in.