The Federation’s Greek Independence Day Parade Committee is always looking for individuals and groups who are interested in being a part of our team and helping us put on the annual parade. We need more than 300 volunteers to help us plan and put the parade on the road. Volunteers are needed before, during and after the parade. This is a great way to get a “behind the scenes look”, at how a huge parade is produced and to meet new, interesting people and have fun. Our returning volunteers can tell you that being part of the Greek Independence Day Day Parade is a very rewarding experience. We have jobs of all sizes – you can help as little or as much as you would like. Listed below are just a few of the positions where we need help. For a complete list of various committees, click on the application.
Parade Route Marshals We need 20 Parade Marshals whose primary responsibility is to keep the parade safe and enjoyable for everyone. Marshals will be stationed along the parade route to keep marching units, floats, and participants properly spaced and to enforce the rules governing participants’ conduct. They will also help keep the route clear of obstacles maintain the curb line, and prevent spectators from moving into the street. Parade Marshalls must be 21 years or older.
Hosts/Hostesses We need more than 100 Hosts/Hostesses whose primary responsibility is to walk with a unit and make certain that they keep up the pace and prevent gaps. The minimum age for these individuals is 18.
Other Positions Besides parade marshals and host/hostess, we need help with:
office work, route setup/break down, distribution of program journals to the spectators and logistics/supply.
Aside from the parade there are other volunteer opportunities for volunteering at events throughout the year. Please inquire about these alternate positions, or list it as a choice on the application form. The number of volunteer positions for each function may be limited, so no guarantees are made. If you’re interested in joining the committee or in just volunteering for a specific task, please use the form on the right or complete the volunteer application by clicking here.