New York's Village Halloween Parade Volunteers 2017

Thank you so much for your interest in being a part of the 44th Annual Halloween Parade!

As you know, you can’t pull off the creative chaotic performance that is the Parade without a lot of help from people like you - we’re so happy to have you on board. The online form is now available and accepting volunteers for the 2017 NYC Village Halloween Parade!

We will start coordinating volunteers for this year's parade in September. Look for an email from us in early October with details about your assignment.

Looking forward to having you help us with this wonderful and fun event on Halloween!

    Please Give Us Some Information About Yourself

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    There are two ways to volunteer on Halloween Night!

    Some of our jobs are easier than others, but they are all fun! You can: (1) PUPPETEER. Puppeteering in the Parade requires a fast one and a half mile walk, often carrying something unwieldy at the end of a long pole. Veterans of previous Parades will tell you, this takes a fair amount of physical endurance. Some roles require you to attend a rehearsal. (2) MARSHAL. Volunteer Marshals do not carry puppets. Instead, they have the important position of helping to organize the Parade from initial line-up to completion. Marshals work alongside other Volunteers and Parade Staff to keep things running smoothly.
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    Puppetmaking Work Weekends

    In addition to volunteering on the night of, you may choose to join us prior to the Parade to help build puppets for this year’s theme performance at Superior Concept Monsters' workshop in Red Hook, NY. Puppet making workshops will be held on three Saturdays in October: 1,8,15,22 Note: Rhinebeck is about two hours north of NYC by car. It is also accessible via Amtrak. These day long workshops are free and fun! They are wildly popular -- space is limited, and workshops are filled on a first come first served basis. These are not mandatory. You can still volunteer for the parade on Halloween Night without participating in workshops. Alternatively, you can participate in workshops but not on Halloween night, too.
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    A Bit More To Go...

    Be sure to hit submit at the bottom of this form! As the Parade approaches, we will send all of our volunteers more detailed information on everything they need to know, including assignments, rehearsals, time commitment, what to wear and what to bring on the night of, etc. If you have any questions before then, you can e-mail us at vhpvolunteers@gmail.com! Note: We will begin to reply to sign ups in mid September. Please do not write us before then -- we will not see your email! We can't thank you enough for helping to bring life to the Parade! Warmth, Grace, Jeanne, Sarah, Alex, Sophia & the rest of the VHP team