Bud Billiken Parade

PARADE VOLUNTEERS

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Thank you for wanting to be a part of our team … We are very proud of our long-standing tradition of having great volunteers make a great Parade and Festival.  All volunteers participate in a unique and engaging annual event that brings so many smiles to the many children of our community. Without volunteers, the Chicago Defender Charities® could not bring our annual event to Chicago – an event that brings enjoyment to children, parents, and grandparents alike. The greatest reward that we can offer is a child’s laughter, directly caused by your involvement and personal commitment.


PARADE TEAM

FLOAT CHECK-IN

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Work directly with Parade Director and Parade Coordinator to organize and check-in floats on the morning of the parade

TRAFFIC MARSHALLS

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Maintain safe parade route by ensuring barricades are controlled and no unauthorized vehicles are allowed through

FLOAT & PARADE MARSHALLS

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Maintain safe streets by directing floats into their assigned location in the marshalling area

  • Walk with Parade and ensure floats/entries are keeping pace with parade


FESTIVAL TEAM

FESTIVAL SETUP & TAKEDOWN CREW

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Work directly with Production and Festival Manager

  • Must be able bodied for this job

  • Ensure all aspects of set up and take down are finished in a timely manner

FESTIVAL ENVIRONMENT TEAM

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • work directly with Festival Manager

  • Maintain the entire Festival Grounds keeping them in pristine condition

  • Responsible for waste pickup and disposal, recycling and pickup of all litter

FESTIVAL ON-SITE TEAM

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Work directly with Festival Manager

  • Ensure that the Festival is kept running smoothly be prepared to help with generators, tents, and all aspects of Festival Grounds

  • Be a trouble shooter in case of equipment failure be on hand to take care of the problem

TRAFFIC CONTROL

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Maintain barricades

  • Control traffic in marshes to ensure vehicles do not enter the marsh from opposite sides at the same time, resulting in two-way traffic.  Only one-way traffic allowed in marshes.

  • Allow in only vehicles on your list

INFLATABLES

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Must be able bodied for this job and enjoy high energy kids!

  • Engage children and Festival participants

  • Manage lineups

PARKING LOT

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Parking lot is for volunteers and performers

  • Only those persons on list will have access to the lot

  • Remind them that they are to move their vehicles as soon as their shift is over