Date and Shift Times

Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in, safety briefing, and assignment, thank you!

Nov. 30- Dec. 1
Dec. 7-8
Dec. 14-15
Dec 21-22

10:00 am – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dec. 2 – 6
Dec. 9-13

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seniors & Veterans Greeter

Dec. 2

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

School Tour Greeter

(Tuesday – Friday)
Dec. 3-6

9:00 am – 11:30 pm
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Greeter image

What do Greeters Do?

Being a greeter is a fun and a worthwhile way to celebrate the Christmas season each year! A minimum of 10 greeters are needed for each shift at Storybook Land, and there are 62 shifts, so you are likely to find a time that works for you. Shifts are not long, lasting 2 or 2 1/2 hours. As a Greeter, you can:

  • Welcome  and keep count of visitors at the entrance 
  • Accept non-perishable food items for Fish, which are distributed to needy families in the local area
  • Greet and assist visitors throughout the display to monitor the scenes
  • Operate the Grinch 
  • Ensure the safety of visitors including finding the location of rest rooms and fire exits, reporting of any injury, and although hopefully never needed, the operation of a fire extinguisher

Each shift is managed by a head greeter who is a board member who will train and work with greeters.
Sign up to be a Greeter on the volunteer page.

Hot beverages are provided to help keep our Greeters warm.

Some volunteers wear their Christmas cheer.

Behind the scenes operating the Grinch

Couples can volunteer together as Greeters.

Volunteer with a friend or family member!

Greeters at the front door collect food items donated to Fish of Albany

Bring your friends and coworkers to volunteer together.

In addition to taking food, the front door Greeters count the number of visitors.


Sign up your business to be a greeter group! Having employees volunteer as a group is a great way to build teams while volunteering for the local community.

Contact the Greeter Coordinator to pick your crew’s date and shift time. Your group leader will register for the group, and the volunteers complete a simple paper release to participate.


It is important to be familiar with the following when volunteering:

Greeter Guidelines (PDF)

Fire Extinguisher Training Video:


Minors, which include any volunteers under the age of 18, require a completed Parent/Guardian Release Form.

Children under 13 must have a registered adult accompany them, in addition to the completed Parent/Guardian Release Form.

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