We welcome volunteers at any time as float building is a year-round job. Dry material preparation is going on now, every Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; no sign up necessary, just come by. Starting in December, we will need many volunteers.
Deco week will be from December 26th thru January 1st. This year the parade is on January 2nd.
Signups for deco week volunteering will be done through the iVolunteer website, which can be accessed through our website. Participants signed up through iVolunteer will get priority for job assignments. There may not be tasks for walk-in volunteers. If signed-up volunteers do not arrive within 20 minutes of their shift, walk-ins will fill those slots.
iVolunteer is operational. Deco week shifts are: morning shift 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., afternoon shift 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and evening shift 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. On New Year’s Eve, shift times may change. Our 2nd judging is on January 1st and our plan is to be done decorating by then (judging time not yet determined). We’ll still need volunteers to help clean up & do other tasks.
You may volunteer for multiple shifts in a day & multiple days, as space permits, through iVolunteer.
All volunteers must sign a Release Form before working. Release Forms for anyone under 18 MUST be signed by a parent or guardian, before the minor will be allowed to work.
There are no guarantees that you will be working “on” the float. The majority of jobs available are prepping deco items, dry and floral. Work on the float itself will be determined by your age, expertise and current need for workers. An adult must accompany children under age 14 at all times. Workers physically on the float or on scaffolding must be at least 16 years of age. On December 31st and January 1st all volunteers MUST be at least 10 years old.
Curfews: 16 years old and under, 8:00 p.m.; 17 years old, 10:30 p.m. (exceptions may be made if minors are accompanied by parent/guardian).
NO personal items, such as backpacks or purses are allowed. No use of phones or audio devices in the barn. A phone or audio device can stay in your pocket, although ringers must be set to silent. Laser pointers are not allowed.
Lunch for morning shift volunteers only will be available mid-day for a donation. Dinner for afternoon shift volunteers will be provided by local restaurants (no charge to volunteers).
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