The Holiday Express Band

One of the many ways we deliver the gift of human kindness

The Holiday Express band is made up of professional musicians who donate their time and talent whenever and wherever they can. Like all of our volunteers, musicians are not required to be at any particular number of events. We only ask that you give the time that you have available.  But be warned. Once you’ve  played at one of these events, and interacted with the people we meet, you’ll get what we are all about…and you’ll be surprised at how much time you’ll find to share again and again!

How it works

Playing in the Holiday Express band is a musical experience unlike any other. We have events on Monday mornings; Thursday evenings, Sunday afternoons, and everything in between (except for Friday and Saturday nights…musicians have to gig!). You may be playing with 20 other musicians one day; and 3 another. The bass player you worked with in the morning may not be the same one at the event that evening. It just depends on who is available at any given time.

That is why we look for players and singers who are quick studies, and quick on their feet. Singers need to be able to sing lead and any number of harmonies (thankfully, not at the same time). At any event, any musician is ready to lead, or play a supporting role, on their instrument depending on what the situation calls for.

Musician Volunteers

Qualifications: Musical talent & experience; desire to serve others, make a difference & have fun!

New Member Applications

Each year, we accept new members by professional referral only.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Holiday Express band, please complete the Musician Application so that we know a little bit about your professional musical experience.  We are not a particularly formal group, but this form gives us a way of getting to know you. contact us at 732-544-8010 to receive a Musician Questionnaire.  You must be over the age of 18.

If you do not have a link to a sample of your work, please provide a M3 or  CD of your work to our warehouse: Holiday Express, 968 Shrewsbury Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Your application will be reviewed by our music committee and we will let you know of your status by the beginning of the season. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our warehouse at 732-544-8010

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)





Home Phone


Employer / Job Title

Work Phone

Emergency Contact Name / Relationship

Emergency Phone

Preferred Contact

Cell PhoneEmailHome Phone

Are you over 18 years old?


New Volunteer?


If YES, who referred you / how did you hear about Holiday Express?
If NO, in what capacity are you already associated with Holiday Express?


Prior Volunteer Experience

Professional Experience


What instrument(s) do you play? (required)

SINGERS: What is your vocal range?

SopranoAltoTenorBassnot a vocalist

Current bands performing with? (required)

Past bands / people performed with? (required)

Other musical performance experience: (solos, musical theatre, etc.) (required)

Please provide a sample of your performance(s) in one of the following ways:online link to YouTube, your website, email mp3 to or send a CD/mp3 to our warehouse at 968 Shrewsbury Avenue, Tinton Falls NJ 07724. Indicate below if you have provided sample


Any other relevant information related to your professional experience and/or musical training? Training may include formal college studies and/or studies with private teacher.


Seasonal Opportunities

Event Volunteer
Event Volunteer - participate in the client parties we schedule in November and December. We travel throughout NJ, NY and PA.
Warehouse Worker
Warehouse Worker - Mon. – Friday (morning, afternoon or evenings) and Sat, morning to help pack gift bags.
Giving Partner Program Committee
Giving Partner Program Committee - assist with special gifts for the organizations we serve
Truck / Van Driver
Truck / Van Driver - to drive box truck or van to events during the holiday season (No CDL needed)

Year-Round Opportunities

Fundraising Events Committee
Fundraising Events Committee - special event assistance for our major fundraising events (Golf Outing and Clambake), auction solicitation, ad journal, etc. and other special event support
Holiday Express Ambassador
Holiday Express Ambassador - volunteer to speak on behalf of Holiday Express at schools, public events, workshops or local organizations.
Website Technical Assistance
Website Technical Assistance - help with updates and support
Communications Support
Communications Support - writing articles, e-blasts, etc.
Fund Development Support
Fund Development Support - Grant writing and research
Office Assistance
Office Assistance - Data entry, answering phones, other office support

As a volunteer, is there any other contribution would you like to make to Holiday Express?


The Holiday Express Volunteer Agreement is provided to assure you, our volunteers, of both our deep appreciation for their services and to indicate the Holiday Express commitment to provide each volunteer with a productive and rewarding experience. Additionally, due to the nature of the locations of Holiday Express events and the clientele we serve, it is important for each volunteer to fully abide by our guidelines and to understand that confidentiality is critical to the services and advocacy that we provide. Volunteers act as ambassadors for Holiday Express, spreading information about the important work we do. We are grateful for your commitment and expect that your relationship with Holiday Express will be a long and rewarding one.

Click here for the 2017 Volunteer Agreement and Code of Conduct:

I understand that as a Holiday Express volunteer, I have a responsibility to adhere to the terms of the Volunteer Agreement. Failure to do so or failure to satisfactorily perform my role as a volunteer may be cause for dismissal from my volunteer position. I understand that this agreement may not cover every situation and that the Holiday Express Board of Trustees and/or management of Holiday Express has the right to terminate a volunteer relationship for any reason.

By submitting this volunteer application, I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand the Holiday Express Volunteer Agreement and Code of Conduct, and I agree to uphold the responsibilities of my role as a volunteer to the best of my ability.