Volunteer at the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade.



This was done last year and a huge thanks to our member who posted the meetup then. It was a fantastic experience.

Signups for the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade are open.

The only way to officially register is to Click on the following  link and fill out an online application:



Volunteers will be needed for a wide range of duties including:

Check in

Baloon Handler

VIP Hospitality


Street Painting (on the evenings immediatley before the event)

Members who register and RSVP are welcome to use this page to communicate which posts they are confirmed for, or if they are participating in the Street Painting nights.

Deadline to Apply Online is October[masked] and Volunteer Slots are first come-first served. SO it's best to get an early move on. You are not officially signed up for this event until you receive confirmation from the Thanksgiving Day Parade planning comittee.

More to come



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  • Richard B

    Very memorable experience..... except for standing around in the parking lot in the cold for 2 hours before we moved our balloon in the parade, it was great! I will do it again next year for sure!

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • Robbin H.

    I am so sorry to miss this event. Emergency had come up in my family tears.

    November 27, 2013

  • Ildifonso F.

    Thank you Richard. Yes, anyone who signed up properly would have received a confirmation by now along with their assignments. parade school was very informative. Just too bad it was windy.

    I'll be there as a balloon handler. later in the month we can perhaps make arrangements to meet around the volunteer check in area on the morning of. It's going to be a great event.

    1 · November 12, 2013

    • Richard B

      I am a Balloon Handler as well...... Meeting around the Volunteer Check IN Area will probably depend on Check IN times for people... since there are 3 time, 6:15am, 6:45am, and 7:15am.... and we won't know our times till we get our next Email from Tillman Curtis,

      1 · November 12, 2013

    • Richard B

      Yes it WAS Windy..... But I managed to hang onto Tweetie's Head! :-)

      1 · November 12, 2013

  • Richard B

    The Parade School worked out very well..... I don't know if everybody else who is signed up here made it.... I didn't see anyone else but I am ready for the Parade on Thanksgiving!

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Ildifonso F.

    Thank you everyone who has registered online. By now you should have received an e-mail acknowledgement from the Volunteer Coordinators of the Parade. If not, then make sure you have properly registered online using the link I posted on the original meetup.

    2 · July 14, 2013

    • rosann

      Hi! I signed up for this in spring!! My name is not on the list!! Please help! I made arrangements to be present for this day!

      October 18, 2013

  • Emily

    This was super fun last year!

    October 12, 2013

  • Lavada H.

    registered online and looking forward to being a part of this event.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • tammy

    i already registered online

    1 · March 16, 2013

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