Night Time Volunteers
You will be dressed in appropriate costumes and makeup. Expect to be mobbed by young children wanting to interact with you. You must be friendly, outgoing and prepared to smile. Your duties will vary depending on the specific activity you are assigned to. Work time 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Dressers: You are friendly individuals who are willing to assist in preparing all the costumed characters for the parade. We are looking for a couple of people to help with fittings Friday night and Saturday morning. Parade dressing commences at 1:00 pm on the Saturday.
Makeup: You are a creative individual and able to be expressive in applying makeup to both the daytime and nighttime characters. Daytime makeup is from 9:00 am to 10:30 am & the make up for the parade commencing at 1:00 pm.
Important Information for Night Time Volunteers
Parade Set Up: Early Saturday morning we need assistance placing the parade detour signs, road closures and “no parking” signs. This takes a corps of volunteers approx 2 hours. We meet at approx 7:30 am for coffee, then get our assignments.
Parade Marshals (18 years of age and older: These volunteers will assist in forming up the parade ensuring that all floats, walking groups and characters are in the proper starting position. Once the parade commences they walk with their section ensuring the crowds are kept away from the floats and making certain the parade keeps moving.
Bus Marshals: You will assist in loading and off loading the parade characters at their proper location along the parade lineup route. You’ll then proceed with the bus to the dispersal area and prepare to again load the characters for the return trip to the dressing location following the parade.
Mascot & Costumed Characters: These individuals will be provided with costumes and in most cases required to be made up. You will walk the parade route (approx. 2 km). You will walk in groups of two or more and will be energetic and dramatic with your actions. We need dynamic outgoing people to wave to the people and greet and shake the hands of excited children. Mascot costumes involve wearing a head like Bart Simpson, a Snowman and Three Bears.
On Friday, November 23, 2018:
All volunteers should be at Langton Public School (35 Wychwood Crescent, Fenelon Falls, ON K0M 1N0) between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm to try on their costumes.
On SANTA DAY Saturday, November 24, 2018:
All volunteers should be at Langton Public School by 2:45 pm. Please text 705-344-0067 if you are going to be later then 3:45 pm – If we don’t hear from you your costume will be given to the next person so please be courteous and let us know ahead of time. After the parade, please come back to Langton Public School on the bus with your costume.
You will arrive back around 6:15 pm.