We’re looking for volunteers, whether individually or in groups, to assist with the upcoming parade. Please read the information below to find out how you can help downtown St. Louis’ largest event and one of the top parades in the country.
Primarily, we seek individuals who are age 18 or over to be parade marshals, but we also have limited availability of other positions (see below).
If you are interested in volunteering, let us know by completing the online sign-up form. Or, if you have questions not answered on this page, please contact our volunteer recruitment director by email or by phone at (314) 241-PATS.
Basic Duties of Parade Marshals:
- Answer questions from spectators. (Don’t worry, we’ll help you with answers to commonly asked questions.)
- Be firm, but friendly. You’ll help keep the parade route clear of obstacles. For the safety of everyone, parade marshals will help maintain the curb line, preventing spectators from moving into the street.
- Be available from check-in at 7:00 am, until 3:00 pm (After some minor activities to return the streets to normal auto traffic, the volunteers post-parade event will begin at the parade Headquarters.)
- Be pleasant and helpful.
- Be willing to have fun. Most people who attend our parade are well-behaved. So, your job is often not very difficult, meaning you’ll have more fun.