Santa and elves at the north pole

Be a Part of the Magic

Thank you for considering volunteering aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride, presented by Countertop Solutions! We rely on volunteers in many different roles to bring the magic alive throughout the months of November and December. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ has brought amazing memories to countless families for more than 25 years, and we are so grateful to our volunteers that have enabled us to continue running this special tradition each year.

Enjoy the Perks!

Those who volunteer 20 hours of their time (travel not included) will receive early access to eight tickets for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride the following year. Hours can be combined between both on and off the train!

On Train Opportunities

  • Leader
  • Assistant
  • Santa

Training required.

Off Train Opportunities

  • North Pole Elf
  • Pre-season Decorator
  • Peninsula Pedestrian Traffic Control

No training required.

Training Dates

Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m.
Monday, October 19 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 31 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, November 14 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, November 21 at 1 p.m.

All sessions will be held at CVSR’s Fitzwater Train Yard
7600 Canal Rd., Valley View, OH 44125

NOTE: There will be a special dress rehearsal train ride on Wednesday, October 28.