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The 4th of July Parade and downtown festival is a unique event, which helps make Redwood City and the Peninsula a truly special place to live. None of this would be possible without the hardworking volunteers who help bring this vision into reality each year.

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is an excellent way for students to gain community service credit. If you require a letter certifying your volunteer hours simply notify the Volunteer Coordinator ahead of time.

Volunteer Duties

While it would be impossible to list the many invaluable ways in which volunteers help make the Parade and Festival possible.

Volunteer Requirements  

All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Volunteers should be in good physical condition – (i.e. able to actively participate in activities in the sun for 2 to 3 hours and lift 20 to 30 pounds). 

Event volunteers are in constant contact with the public and serve as ambassadors for the PCA and the City’s July 4th events. A positive attitude and the ability to politely give directions are essential.

 2014 Independence Day Event

Volunteers Needed
Date Est. Time Location Activity Number of People
Jun 12 TBA PCA Office Prepare Street Closure Notices (all areas) 2 to 3
Jun15 TBA Lineup Deliver Street Closure Notices - Lineup area 6 to 8
Jun15 TBA Parade Deliver Street Closure Notices - Parade Route 4 to 6
Jun 29 TBA Festival Put up no-parking signs - Festival Area 4 to 5
Jun 30  TBA Parade Put up no-parking signs - Parade Route 8 to 10
Jul 3 5:30 to 8:30 pm Festival Street Closures / Festival Setup 10 to 12
      Setup Barricades - monitor street closures and parking lots  
    Direct traffic in/out of festival area  
Jul 3 7:00 - 8:30 pm Lineup Help mark streets with Parade unit numbers 2 to 3
Jul 4  7:00 - 10:00 am Festival Assist with Festival support 2
Jul 4 7:30 - 9:00 am Parade Monitor parking lots access - Lineup Area 1
Jul 4 7:30 - 8:30 am Parade Monitor parking lots access -Parade Route 2
Jul 4  8:00 - 10:00 am Parade Assist Native Sons with parade entry lineups 6 to 8
Jul 4 10:00 am - EOP Parade Collect entry (number) ID tags at end of parade 2 to 4
Jul 4 9:30 am - EOP Parade Parade Marshalls - monitor spectators at selected locations along the parade route - Keep people on the curbs and out of the roadway at places where street narrows, and help direct parade entries at the End Of Parade (EOP) 16 to 20
Jul 4  1 - 3 pm Parade Take down no-parking signs along Parade route 2 to 4
Jul 4 5:00 - 6:00 PM Festival Take down tables and chairs in Festival Area 6 to 8

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Contact us

Email: volunteer@parade.org

Phone: (650) 365-1825


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information on our event
email us at info@parade.org

Building a Bigger and Better Fourth of July Celebration