This event is held annually in early December.
Volunteers assist guests and run events at Lakewood Lights featuring the Mayor’s Tree Lighting, as the community celebrates an old-fashioned holiday season with a tree-lighting, free museum tours, free tractor pulled hay-wagon rides, free photos with Santa, hot cocoa and holiday cookies, retro ornament making and more.
Volunteer Job Description
Heritage, Culture and the Arts
Event: Lakewood Lights
Dates/Time: Early December (two days), 5:30-8 p.m.
Location: Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park
Lakewood Lights featuring the Mayor’s Tree Lighting celebrates an old-fashioned holiday season and includes: An official lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, free museum tours, free tractor pulled hay-wagon rides, free photos with Santa, hot cocoa and holiday cookies in the White Way Grill, retro ornament making in the Country School & unique gift shopping in the 20th Century Emporium.
Khaki pants, volunteer t-shirt, warm winter coat and comfortable shoes. If the volunteer does not have a volunteer t-shirt, one will be provided upon arrival. Volunteers are encouraged to wear holiday hats, jewelry and pins.
Orientation will be provided 15 minutes prior to your shift.
Food and Beverage
Coffee, water and snacks will be served from 4:30-8 p.m.
Shifts (both days)
- 4:30-5 p.m. – Food and Beverage and Orientation
- 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Working at Position (One 10 minute break will be provided)
Volunteer will relieve other volunteers for 10 minute periods. (Outside, Inside, Stand & Sit)
The volunteer will be responsible for greeting spectators upon arrival & provide a general synopsis of the buildings history. In addition, the volunteer should ensure spectators do not bring food and beverage into the building & ensure the artifacts are not handled. (Climate Controlled & Stand)
Volunteer will be responsible to ensure spectators do not bring food and beverage into galleries. In addition, the volunteer will ensure the artifacts located in the galleries are not being handled. (Climate Controlled & Sit)
The volunteer is responsible for giving instructions and assisting with the designated holiday craft. (Climate Controlled, Stand and Sit)
Wagon Ride Monitor
The volunteer will be responsible for greeting and assisting children and spectators onto the wagon. (Outside & Stand)
Serving Hot Chocolate and Cookies
Volunteer will assist with making and serving hot chocolate, and cookies. (Inside & Stand)
How to Sign-up
Complete an Interest Form