Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are Needed Before, During, and After Festival of Trees

Please join us as a volunteer! Get into the spirit of the season while helping Kennedy Krieger help others! More than 600 volunteers are needed for all phases of the three-day event (before, during, and after), including setup, the event itself, and breakdown.

Volunteer Opportunities BEFORE Festival of Trees include tree setup, holiday decorating of the Festival, laying snow, preparing crafts, and many other tasks and activities.

Volunteer Opportunities DURING Festival of Trees include Santa’s helper, carousel ticket taker, craft assembly area, interactive games, program distribution, and many other activities.

Available shifts during the event are as follows:

Friday, November 25

  • 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (Event opens Early for VIP Party)
  • 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 26

  • 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (Event opens early for Special Guests)
  • 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 27 (new shift times for 2016)

  • 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (Event opens early for Breakfast with Santa)
  • 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities AFTER Festival of Trees include breakdown, tree packing, inventory, distribution of trees and gingerbread houses, and many other tasks and activities.

If you have any questions about how you can volunteer, please call the Kennedy Krieger Institute Office of Philanthropy at (443) 923-7300.

This is a great opportunity to get in those required community service hours for graduation!!!

Kennedy Krieger Employee Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on the help of Kennedy Krieger employees to make Festival of Trees possible. Some of the unique volunteer opportunities we offer to Kennedy Krieger employees and their friends and family are:

  • Activity Booth: sell tickets and wristbands to attendees for children’s activities in SantaLand
  • Sales Booth: assist attendees with their tree, wreath, and gingerbread house purchases
  • Information Booth: assist attendees with general information questions
  • Raffle: sell raffle tickets to attendees
  • Silent Auction: watch over the auction items, answer questions, and assist with sales

If you are a Kennedy Krieger Institute employee who is interested in volunteering at this year's Festival of Trees, please call the Office of Philanthropy at 443-923-7300 or email FestivalofTrees@KennedyKrieger.org.


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