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There are literally hundreds of jobs that need to be done each year to plan and implement the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade and the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Festival as well as the dozens of related activities that occur throughout the year – such as fund raising events and parties.
From planning meetings, scheduling entertainment, fundraising and planning entertainment to marshalling at the parade itself, there is a lot of work to be done and a lot of fun to be had.
Volunteering for Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade and associated activities is a great way to have fun, meet friends and contribute to your community.
We want you!
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the upcoming Parade. If you are interested, or have questions not answered on this page, please go to www.stpatsatlanta.com or contact our Volunteer Coordinator – John Caffrey by Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Basic duties of Parade Volunteers:
- Answer questions from spectators. (The Parade Committee will provide a list of Frequently Asked Questions, with answers.)
- Keep the spectators out of the Parade route and help line-up the parade. Parade Volunteers will help line-up the parade, keep units moving in a timely fashion, help maintain the curb line, and prevent spectators from moving into the street.
- Be available from check-in at 9:00 AM, until 3:00 PM. The Post-Parade Party will begin at the Festival site following disbanding.
- Be pleasant and helpful.
- Be willing to have fun. Most people who attend our Parade are well-behaved. So, your job is often not very difficult, meaning you’ll have more fun.
Parade Volunteers are required to attend one information session, and must be present on Parade day from 9:00AM through 3:00 PM. On Parade day, Parade Volunteers will be provided with a light breakfast, then assigned to an area along the Parade route. Block Captains oversee each area, to help address questions and other issues that arise throughout the day.
Volunteering FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: Are the information sessions mandatory?
A: The information session is important, so it is strongly requested that you attend one of the information sessions. We introduce you to some of the Block Captains, as well as convey important parade information to new and returning volunteers. Each year, some procedures change, so we want volunteers to be aware of anything that changes, along with a refresh of past procedures. Even veteran volunteers are requested to attend one of the information sessions.
Q: If I can’t make the information session, can I still volunteer?
A: You can still volunteer, but we strongly encourage you to attend the information session. If you miss the session(s), it may limit your ability to perform certain duties.
Q: On parade day, where do I check-in?
A: At 9:00 AM on parade day, all volunteers should arrive at the Parade Headquarters Tent at the corner of Ivan Allen and West Peachtree (see Marshalling Map). The Headquarters staff will check you in, answer any last minute questions, and assist with getting you to your designated volunteer location.
Q: Where should I park?
A: You are on your own with parking. MARTA is a GREAT ALTERNATIVE! The Civic Center Station is a short block from the Headquarters Tent.
Q: How long will I be needed on Parade Day?
A: We ask that all parade volunteers check in at the Headquarters Tent at 9:00 AM. The Parade begins at Noon. Your volunteer commitment will end about 3:30 PM.
Q: Name three things I’ll wish I’d brought with me to volunteer on Parade day.
A: This would depend on the weather. For a cold day, you’ll want to bring a warm hat, warm gloves, and warm shoes. For a sunny day, you’ll want to bring sunglasses, suntan lotion, and a hat. Remember – the parade goes on rain, shine or snow.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: We provide an Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade T-shirt to be worn over your own clothing. You will receive this on Parade Day at check-in. You will also receive a “Parade Volunteer” Safety Vest which will be collected following the parade for use next year.
WAIVER AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
I have freely and voluntarily chosen to participate in activities organized and/or sponsored by Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, Inc. (“ASPP”) in connection with the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. I fully realize and acknowledge that injuries are a possibility of the activities I will participate in or perform as a ASPP volunteer, and I recognize that, on rare occasions, these injuries can be so severe as to result in total disability, paralysis or even death. I also understand that, because of the potential danger in such activities, ASPP is unwilling to allow me to participate in and/or perform any such activities unless I sign this Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement, waiving any claims I might otherwise have as a result of such activities and holding ASPP and such other persons and entities harmless as indicated below. Therefore, in consideration of me being allowed to participate in and/or perform any such activities and on behalf of myself, my heirs, next of kin, personal representatives, successors and assigns:
- I acknowledge and represent that I am in good physical condition, and I have no condition of any sort which would be aggravated by my participation in activities related to the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, except as disclosed beneath my signature below;
- I assume all risk, including any risk associated with any special medical needs or conditions that I may have, of the activities I will be participating in or performing as a ASPP volunteer;
- I certify that I have insurance reasonably sufficient to cover me against injury, loss of life and property damage caused to me in connection with my participation in or performance of any activities;
- I acknowledge and understand that ASPP has not obtained worker’s compensation insurance to cover any injury which I might sustain while working as a ASPP volunteer;
- I recognize that participating or assisting others in participating in the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade may involve risk of injury to me, including death, loss or damage to me, or my property, or other consequences, which might result not only from my own actions, inactions or negligence of others, the rules of play, or the condition of the premises or of any equipment used;
- I have received a copy of the attached Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade Code of Conduct and I understand that it applies to all persons who are affiliated directly and indirectly with the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade as employees or volunteers and I agree to comply with the letter and spirit of the Code of Conduct. Furthermore, I understand that this Code of Conduct is meant for my safety and wellbeing as well as for the benefit of the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, Inc.;
- I acknowledge that there may be other risks of injury, death and/or property damage not known, or not reasonably foreseeable;
- I am providing my services to ASPP voluntarily and without any promise or expectation that I will receive any compensation in the form of money or otherwise.
- I agree that all expenses relating to or arising out of any such injuries, loss of life or property damage will be my financial responsibility or the financial responsibility of my family, and I, for myself, my heirs, my administrators and executors agree to forever waive, release, discharge, hold harmless and indemnify Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, Inc. and all sponsors of the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade.
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WAIVER AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT shown below.