Dickens of a Christmas


Event Description:

The Ohio History Connection is looking for volunteers for the Dickens of a Christmas is a 19th century Christmas celebration. Volunteers lead activities in all Ohio Village buildings.


To engage and encourage visitor participation in a variety of roles & activities while in 1890’s day costume.


Skills Required:
Language Skills: Be able to provide educational information to our guest.
Mathematical Skills: Those working at the Chestnut sales must have basic addition and subtraction skills.
Technical Skills: Request that volunteers know how to use the fire extinguisher.


Time Commitment:
Must be able to perform at least a 3-4 hour shift of the event (breaks will be provided). Volunteer shifts will be arranged and assigned during training.


Dec. 7th and 14th 2019
Saturday shifts 5pm-9pm

Dec. 8th & 15th 2019
Sunday shifts 11:30pm-5pm


Work Environment:
Volunteers will work in various village buildings performing assigned tasks. This is in a period costume. Volunteer may encounter large crowds in these areas during the evening. A few roles are outside in a heated enclosed area.


Physical Demands:
These roles require working in possibly cold weather. Most positions are within village buildings but walking in the elements is required to get to the buildings. Volunteers must be willing to wear reproduction late-19th century costuming and follow costuming guidelines. Costumes provided.


Age requirement:
12-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during shift
14-17 must have parent or guardian consent

Event Start Date/Time: Sat, Dec 7, 2019 5:00 PM
Event End Date/Time: Sun, Dec 15, 2019 5:00 PM
Volunteers Needed:
Event Meeting Location: Ohio History Center & Ohio Village

800 E. 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211

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Event Organizer: Danielle Rennick
Event Category:
Dickens of a Christmas