If you are a community group or a person who loves the thrill and excitement of a great public event, and thrives in a large team environment, the TELUS presents the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade is for you! Over 300,000 spectators will be entertained by more than 60 festive floats, marching bands, dance troupes, and community groups while being supported by over 300 volunteers. Once again we’ll be collecting food and cash donations to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
Below are the Volunteer Positions that are available. Please read through them, then select your top three choices. We will do our best to assign you to your top choice.
Route Marshals: You like dealing with the public and being a source of information. Route Marshals make sure crowds are kept a safe distance from the parade entries and provide information, such as where the washrooms are and where the parade route runs – all of which we will inform you of.
Pacer: You like to be organised and can multi-task. Pacers walk with their assigned parade entry ensuring they keep up with the rest of the parade procession. This is an important role as it sets the pace for the Parade!
Intersection Control: You like dealing with the public and being a source of information. Intersection control volunteers make sure crowds are kept a safe distance from the parade entries and work with VPD Traffic Control Officers to manage traffic surrounding the parade route. Radio skills are a bonus.
Residential Traffic Control: Your forethought and problem-solving abilities make this a great role for you. Guiding vehicles in and out of residential or parkade driveways in the marshalling and dispersal areas to help drivers get where they need to go and insure the safety of the people in that area.
Banner Carriers: You are known for your great smile, which will be one of the first things people see, in addition to the banner you and a partner will be carrying. As a Banner Carrier, you also help your parade entry maintain a steady pace.
Giveaways: Everyone loves free stuff and in this role, you hand deliver the goods. Known for your contagious enthusiasm and outgoing nature, you will be the link between the audience and the sponsor entry, handing out give-aways and helping pump up the energy of the crowds.
Green Crew: You like helping clean-up events and working together in a team. This is an important role to get the Marshalling area cleaned up after the parade.
Set-Up Crew: You like helping setup events and working together in a team. This is an important role to get the Marshalling area set-up for the parade.
Tear Down Crew: You like helping tear down events and working together in a team. This is an important role to get the Marshalling area packed up after the Parade.