Greetings to our Wonderful Volunteers!!

We are excited to be celebrating our 34th year raising funds for pediatric research for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. The 2018 Festival of Trees will take place November 18, through November 25 – at beautiful Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. We sincerely hope you will consider being a volunteer for our beautiful benefit for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Click here for an Excel file with the 2018 volunteer schedule that outlines dates, times and duties. Please review, check your interest, and return to me by October 1st. Any group that wishes to work together please attach a list with all the members names, so that we can accommodate you. If a position you request is filled, we will put you where we feel you are most needed. 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!

Shifts are on a first come, first serve basis. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
A limited number of coat racks will be on site, we ask that you consider carrying your essentials in a fanny pack as we will not have an area for watching purses etc. 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 are a limited amount of tables and chairs in the atrium of the event site. In addition, there are a large variety of restaurants in Dearborn.

This year we are also in need of Tree Fluffers to work on Monday, November 26th, and possibly Tuesday November 27th. This position, in coordination with our Tree Delivery Chairperson, will have volunteers driving in teams, following the tree delivery trucks to the various locales that trees are being delivered, and re-fluffing the trees. Please consider joining in this fun day. We would truly appreciate your assisting on this project!

We would greatly appreciate your email address, in order for us to save money by emailing you instead of mailing. Please provide on the form you return. You may email us at
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!

Volunteer Staffing Coordinators

Annette Kelley
3307 Heritage Pkwy.
Dearborn, MI 48124

Greg Henderson