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Candlelight Volunteers

Event Date:  Saturday & Sunday, December 13 & 14, 2014

Event Time:  5:00-9:00 p.m.

Event Location:  Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby in downtown Houston

Event Description: The Heritage Society's 52nd Annual Candlelight Tour showcases eight of Houston's oldest historic structures trimmed to perfection in traditional 19th century décor. The flicker of candles carefully set out specifically for the event illuminates Sam Houston Park. As visitors tour the park, they will find that each of the structures offers a different variety of family-friendly entertainment including everything from storytellers and re-enactors to local children's choirs. Additionally, The Heritage Society Museum Gallery will feature More than a Toy: Dolls from the Victorian Era exhibit. Children may also have their photo taken with Santa, play in the snow, enjoy a holiday story reading, and make crafts at Santa's Workshop.

Volunteer activities:  Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 4:0010:00 p.m. and/or Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 4:0010:00 p.m. – volunteers are needed in the areas of Hospitality, Event Ticket Sales, Entertainment, Security, Surveying, Santa’s Workshop and various other event services. 

Contact: Carol Watson, 713.655.1912, ext. 112, or at cwatson@heritagesociety.org. Please mail, email or fax your volunteer application to confirm your attendance.

Volunteer Job Descriptions: We need your help! Come join the fun and volunteer at this wonderful holiday event. Please see below for the various volunteer opportunities.

Ticket Team
Each night to sell tickets, collect tickets as visitors enter, and control the ticket line. Volunteers should be well-organized and enjoy working with the public.

Membership Table
Each night to distribute to The Heritage Society members their admission tickets, which are free with their membership. Volunteers will also provide visitors with membership information.

Entertainment Check-in
Each night to check in entertainers and crafters.  Entertainment check-in volunteers will inform the escorts where to take the entertainment groups.

Escorts for Entertainment Groups
Each night to escort entertainment groups to their performance location (after they check-in) and help get the groups set-up at their designated location.  Not all groups will need escorts, but the volunteer will need to make sure they get set-up.

Volunteer Check-in
Each night to check in volunteers, provide them with name badges, and guide them to their designated station. Also will relieve other volunteers as needed.

Entertainment Hospitality Room
Each night to provide refreshments to entertainers, replenish refreshment supply, and to monitor crowd control in room.

Each night to survey willing visitors about their experience at Candlelight. Volunteers should enjoy interacting with people and have a friendly disposition.

Park Security
Each night to trouble shoot. Volunteers will be in groups of two. Duties include helping visitors with directional information, relieving other volunteers as needed for breaks, etc.

Distribution of Event Brochures
Distribute Candlelight Tour brochures around the community. Volunteers will be required to either walk around to downtown businesses or to drive around the city to venues such as hotels, libraries, grocery stores, community centers and YMCAs. 

* Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to perform certain activities.





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