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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!

Now choose a button below to begin your registration process.

Important:
- 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!


You must be at least 14 years of age to be a GENERAL volunteer.

Register Here For:
• CLOWNS
• FLOAT ESCORTS
• BALLOON HANDLERS
• BANNER CARRIERS

You must be at least 18 years of age to be an EXECUTIVE volunteer.

Register Here For:
ACT MARSHAL • ASSEMBLY TEAM • BALLOON COORDINATOR • BALLOON CAPTAIN • BAND COORDINATOR • BAND CAPTAIN • DISPERSAL TEAM • FLOAT CAPTAIN • SONESTA HOTEL OPERATIONS TEAM • SHERATON PHILADELPHIA CITY CENTER HOTEL TEAM • SPECIAL UNIT COORDINATOR • SPECIAL UNIT CAPTAIN • MAKE UP TEAM

You must be at least 14 years of age to be a SPONSORED volunteer.

Register Here For:
SPONSORED BALLOON HANDLERS
SPONSORED BANNER CARRIERS
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