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Volunteer Position Descriptions

Generally, volunteers work together in pairs. Pastry and coffee available at the Parade CHECK IN on the corner of N. Central and N. Buchanan. Staging Area setup and support check in is at 8am. Check in for most others is at 8:30 am. See details below Judging starts at 9 am for floats, cars, and bands and stops at 11. All volunteers are invited to luncheon after the parade. Be sure to collect luncheon ticket at check in.

Banner Carriers (24)
Role  – March in the parade carrying the banners. Need 2 people per banner. Age can be 12 and above
Shift – 11 am to end of parade
Check in – 11 am at Booth at Buchanan and Central

Safety Monitors (30)
Role  – Be stationed at the barricades - 2 people per post in the staging area. Stay on the post making sure no automotive traffic passes though and directing people to the right locations.Need to carry a map of the parade staging area and can bring their own chairs. Wear volunteer badges.
Shift – 8 am – 12:30 pm till the parade moves out of the staging area
Check in – 8 am at the booth on Buchanan and Central. Coffee and donuts will be available.
Post Parade Cleanup (10)
Role – Be ready to walk the parade route as soon as people start moving out. Bring your own gloves and follow the parade. There is no need to pick the trash between Levitt and Baltimore on Lombard since The St. John’s Bizarre takes care of it.
Shift – 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Check in – Meet at the dignitaries’ booth on Leonard and Burr
Band Judge (3)
Role – Need some experience in marching and in music. Judge the bands before the parade begins and hand the ribbons. 
Shift – 9:00 am to Noon
Check in – Need to Check in at Buchanan and central -  9 am.
(John Pozimbo will be the coordinator on the Roosevelt Track and will be on at the track by at 7:30 am)
Float Judge (4)
Role – This role can be fulfilled by anybody with some artistic ability. This involves judging the floats as they assemble in the Staging area before the parade
Shift –  9 am – noon
Check in – Should arrive at 9 am at the volunteer booth on Buchanan and Central
Car Judge – (2)
Role – Need a car enthusiast and have experience in automobiles as a hobby or experience in auto detailing
Shift – 9:00 am – 12 pm
Check-in – 9:30 at the volunteer booth Buchanan and Central
Logistics – (4 people and 2 trucks) 
Role – Load up a truck on the night before or on Saturday morning from the St. John’s church with the boxes, chairs and tables, tents, bins and drop that off as early as 7:00 am in the morning.
Shift – 6:30 am to 7:30 am
Check in –Thursday at the St. John’s church at 10:30 am

Runners (6)
Role – Runners can be 12 and above and work the same shift as the judges. They carry around a bag of ribbons and support the logistics the judges as they judge and award the entries
Shift – 9 am – noon
Check in – at the volunteer booth on Buchanan and Central
Luncheon prep (4)
Role – Some people need food handlers card to help with the cooking. Role involves chopping and prepping for the lunch preparation
Shift – 6:30 am – noon (or till the Luncheon cleanup people arrive – whichever is earlier)
Check in – At 6:30 am in St. John’s church
Luncheon cleanup (4)
Role – Cleanup kitchen and seating area as the volunteers eat lunch and leave
Shift – 1:00 pm – 5 pm
Check in – 1 pm at St. John’s Church

Positions not listed on the volunteer registration page are not needed this year.

Parade committee carries phones. Key telephone numbers are on the back of your lanyard. Please call during the event if you have any questions or concerns.

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