This year's Theme is: I AM a Robot! (The Ghost in the Machine)
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 2018 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!
(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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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