MARSHFIELD, MA… At least 150 volunteers will be needed for the Boys and Girls Club’s Marshfield Polar Express magical train ride event which will come to life on the Kingston commuter rail on December 12th. It is a one-day event with four train trips scheduled during the course of the day.
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield needs volunteers at the event to act as characters such as elves and chefs. They also need all-around volunteers to commit to meetings and help with set up and clean up of the event. Volunteer elves must be 15+ years old and all other volunteers must be 18+ years old and submit to a CORI background check. Community service hours will be awarded to volunteers. Marshfield High School Girls Varsity Basketball and the Key Club are already on board to help out with the event.
The Boys and Girls Club has already sold 1,000 tickets and Train Ride 3 is close to being sold out. This event is sponsored by Tiny & Sons Glass, Rockland Trust and Vertex. All proceeds from the Polar Express event benefit the privately funded, non-profit the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield.
“This should be a spectacular event, but we really need volunteers to successfully pull it off,” said the club’s Executive Director Greg Jackson. “We’re excited to have MHS Girl’s Basketball and the Key Club involved and certainly welcome other groups as well.”
Those who would like to volunteer should contact Kathleen Newcomb at the Boys and Girls Club (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or stop by the club, which is located in library plaza.
Tickets for the “Polar Express” event are $20 each and on sale now at the Boys and Girls Club. Tickets may also be purchased online at marshfieldpolarexpress.com.
About the Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation, which includes a variety of supervised activities for greater than 4,000 youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.
As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals. Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”
For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com or write to the club at P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.