Let the Drums Roll Out, the Trumpets Blare, and Strike Up the Band!
Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 24, 2016
Hello and welcome to the 98th Anniversary of the 6 ABC / Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade - the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Country!
The parade will be held on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA.
Currently we are accepting applications for volunteers to serve as balloon handlers, clowns, banner carriers, a limited number of float escorts and our parade day management team (Executive Volunteers).
Planning for the 98th edition of the 6 ABC/ Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving day Parade is in full swing and this includes you as a potential volunteer for the parade.
It is important that you read all aspects of job descriptions for each position, and we trust that you will follow the registration process accordingly!
Once you register on this page, you will receive an auto-generated email confirming receipt of your registration from our volunteer email address. DO NOT reply to the email, as our volunteer office will not open until October 1 – BUT, we are opening the registration site now for convenience and planning.
Deadline to register is September 30, 2017.
If you plan to register as a balloon handler, note that a mandatory training session has been scheduled for the morning of November 4, 2017 at WPVI- TV (6ABC) at 10:00AM (Even if you have participated before, you must always attend balloon training each year based on advisement from our legal department).
Attention Executive Volunteers:
If you plan to register as an Executive Volunteer, a Mandatory meeting has been scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Center City Philadelphia at 6:30 PM. Make a note in your date book now!!!!
PLEASE NOTE: As stated above, our volunteer office will not open until October 1, 2017, and we have opened this registration web-site up many months earlier than usual for your convenience, so between now and then, register – get your friends and family – your co-workers to register for the time of your life!!!!
We thank you so much for being a part of our volunteer team and get ready to have an amazing time on THANKSGIVING DAY!!!!....now let's get started...
Please read the following volunteer areas that are available for parade day so you can make a wise decision as to the capacity and nature you would like to serve as a volunteer!
- BALLOON HANDLER:
You must be 18 years and older and YOU MUST attend a MANDATORY balloon handler training session on November 4, 2017 ( in the morning) Groups are welcome!!!
- PARADE CLOWN
You must be 14 years old and older. All volunteers who are between 14 and 17 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult!
- FLOAT ESCORT
Be advised, we have only a hand full of positions available, and you must be 14 years old and older. All volunteers who are between 14 and 17 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult!
- BANNER CARRIERS
You must be 14 years old and older. We have 100 positions in this area, where two people carry a banner either for a star or for a sponsor. This is a prime "solo" opportunity!
- PARADE DAY MANAGEMENT (EXECUTIVE VOLUNTEER)
This very important team is for adults (18 years and older) only and will assist in managing the assembly area, dispersal area, and various other operational areas of the parade. Use the password - TURKEY - below to register for the management team.
Now choose a button below to begin your registration process.
- REGISTER ONCE AND ONLY ONCE! If you have already registered for 2017, please DO NOT REGISTER AGAIN.
- DO NOT register as both a General Volunteer and
an Executive Volunteer. Choose only ONE category.
PLEASE READ ALL WORDS – DESCRIPTIONS, AND INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO REGISTERING!