There is always an adventure when Thomas the Train comes to town. For two weekends in August PADS will partner with the Illinois Railway Museum to bring the famous engine to life. This event is our second largest fundraiser of the year, and money raised helps allow us to keep the shelter open the entire summer!

Volunteers are needed to fill positions at the festivities, which earn a generous donation to the shelter. This year volunteers are more critical than ever. The event has been reduced from 5 days to 4. With fewer days, filling as many positions as possible is vital in helping us reach our fundraising goal!

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, and individuals may choose to work as many days as they would like. Every hour you volunteer equals a cash donation to PADS of Elgin. Event dates are August 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd.

View available volunteer positions here: Thomas The Train Job Descriptions
View parking and direction information here: Driving & Parking for Thomas

Sign up ASAP to ensure your first choice task is still available!
For any questions or to volunteer for the event please contact Doris in the PADS office at 847-608-9744.