Call for Volunteers

Released on: October 28, 2008, 3:17 pm

Press Release Author: Marshfield Boys and Girls Club

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Boys and Girls Club to Hold "Polar Express" Event in December
Volunteer Meeting on October 29th

Press Release Body:
DATELINE: MARSHFIELD, MA... For the first time, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield
will hold a "Polar Express" magical train ride event this year on December 20, 2008!
More than 150 volunteers are needed. A volunteer meeting will be held on October
29th at 7:15 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club located in Library Plaza in Marshfield.

The "Polar Express" will come to life on the Kingston commuter rail on December
20th. The train is scheduled for four trips during the course of the day. The Boys
and Girls Club needs volunteers to act as characters such as elves and chefs. They
also need all-around volunteers to commit to meetings and help with the organization
of the event; ticket taking; souvenir sales; parking, decorating; clean up and
serving hot chocolate and cookies to attendees.

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

Marshfield High School girl's soccer and basketball teams are already on board to
help out with the event. Because such a large number of volunteers for the "Polar
Express" are needed, the Club welcomes other school groups such as the Key club,
drama club, boosters, Student Council as well as other organizations interested in
volunteering at this community event.

Can't make it to the meet but still interested in volunteering? Call 781-834-CLUB

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 the help of the community to
successfully pull it off," said the club's Executive Director Greg Jackson. "We're
excited to have MHS Girl's soccer and basketball boosters involved and certainly
welcome other groups as well. This is a huge fundraiser for the club and we may
sell over 1,000 tickets, so we need all the help we can get."

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

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

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 or
write to the club at P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.

Web Site:

Contact Details: 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.

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