Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Honoring America’s Veterans and the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade!

The annual Phoenix Veterans Day Parade is an all-volunteer effort, requiring hundreds of willing hands to honor the contributions of our U.S. veterans and help build a patriotic Phoenix community spirit that recognizes the sacrifices veterans make for our country. If you feel you could help in some way, please click the link under the area that interests you. We couldn’t put on an event like this without our wonderful volunteers!

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When: 11 November 2021   Time:  Approximately 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

We have several opportunities where you can help including:

Banner Carriers (14-16):  Need two people one each banner to carry the following banners in the parade:

  • Parade presented by Honoring America’s Veterans
  • Business Community Grand Marshals
  • Veterans Grand Marshals
  • Essay Winners
  • Mayor of Phoenix
  • Governor of Arizona
  • VIPS/ Congressional Members

Balloon Handlers

Volunteers will help support three helium balloons (Uncle Sam, American Flag, and Military Spheres) to carry down the 2-mile parade route safely.

Logistics

Volunteers are responsible for maintaining important parade staging points to distribute water, chairs, tents, tables, programs and escorting Grand Marshals or VIPS to their assigned parade entry or vehicle.


Number Carriers:

These volunteers will carry numbers in the parade.  The numbers help people know what entry is passing in front of them.  Seeing the number is a great guide as they follow along with the announcers or by reading the parade program.  Other volunteers distribute 10,000 print programs along the route prior to the start of the parade. 

Parade March Volunteers:

During the parade the Parade March volunteers will need to help ensure that the units keep a steady pace and assist in any breakdowns, issues entries may have, etc.  The managers will obtain assistance via radio to the Parade Route Managers. members.  If the matter is a car breakdown or other similar issue the marshal will need to assist in moving the broken-down vehicle or entry to the left and move the following parade entries to the right so they may continue along the route.  The Parade Committee will respond with appropriate support.

Parade Route Managers

Volunteers will be assigned to the speaker towers and will be assigned radios to communicate via a coordination channel during the parade.  Relaying this information is essential to the flow of the parade, to communicate issues, and ensure the safety of entry participants along the entire parade route.

Staging / Check in

Volunteers will assist float entries during check-in by directing them to their designated staging area, communicate any concerns or questions to appropriate personnel, and ensure a steady pace as entries enter the parade route.