Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help make the 2012 Rogers Santa Claus Parade a success! Check back in October 2013 for the 2013 Rogers Santa Claus Parade Volunteer sign-up.
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.
Float Guides: You are the eyes and ears for the driver of a parade float. You may not have a steering wheel, but your alertness and ability to judge speed and distance make you an important co-pilot. You are comfortable with radio communication and provide clear, calm direction.
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.
Pacers: Friends describe you as the steady and consistent type. In the role of Parade Pacer, you help keep the Parade on time and on track. Walking with the Parade you ensure gaps are kept to a minimum and fun is kept to a maximum.
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, how to donate to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, where the parade route runs – all of which we will inform you of.
Residential Traffic Control: Your forethought and problem-solving abilities make this a great role for you. Guiding vehicles in and out of residential driveways or to and from the marshaling area helps drivers get where they need to go, along pre-determined exit routes.
Intersection Control: Your two-way radio experience and down-to-earth demeanor comes in handy for this role. Assisting crowds to navigate through pre-determined intersections keeps things running smoothly before, during and after the parade.