It’s usually summer in Washington, but it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas at the White House, with the Bidens calling for volunteers to help decorate for the holiday season.
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden are “excited to continue the tradition of welcoming volunteer holiday decorators, holiday open house volunteers, and volunteer holiday ushers to help celebrate the holiday season,” the White House announced Thursday.
Applications to help trick out the White House with festive decorations will be accepted from across the country and US territories.
The White House “encourages family members connected to the military, teachers, frontline workers, and students to apply,” an announcement about the call for volunteers said.
While there is no minimum age requirement for performers, decorators and holiday open house volunteers must be at least 18 to apply. And they may need a helping hand from Santa to get to the nation’s capital if they’re selected: “All selected volunteers are responsible for their individual travel and personal expenses,” the White House said.
The deadline to apply to be a White House Christmas volunteer is September 7.
Last year, the White House said it expected nearly 50,000 visitors to come through its doors during the holiday season.
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