Holidays at the Manor House Volunteers

For 44 years, Metroparks has presented "Holidays at the Manor House" as a gift to the community. Hundreds of volunteers help make the event memorable for up to 40,000 guest who come to enjoy the decorated house and related activities at Wildwood Preserve.

This year's Holidays at the Manor House will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 7 through Sunday, December 15.

How to Get Involved

Volunteers are needed in the following categories:

Stationary Guides to direct people and answer questions as they tour the decorated, 30,000-square-foot home. Volunteers receive information about the house.

S'more Volunteers make guests feel welcome and invite them to make a s'more over an open fire - a signature Metroparks touch for the holidays.

Hours: Volunteers are needed in each of the above areas to work following shifts: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 1 to 3:30 p.m.; 3:30 to 6 p.m.; and 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Volunteer Preview

All volunteers and a guest are invited to an event preview Friday, November 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. No reservations needed.


Holidays in the Manor House volunteers are encouraged to attend one of the following training sessions: Wednesday, November 6th at noon, 2 and 6 p.m., or Wednesday, November 13th at 6 p.m.


Option 1 (new volunteers)

If you have never volunteered at Metroparks before, please begin by clicking here to fill out a volunteer application. Once you complete the application, additional instructions will be sent to you.

Option 2 (returning volunteers)

If you have volunteered for Metroparks and have an application already on file click here to sign in and schedule yourself for a Holidays in the Manor House shift.