The Millersville Community-University Parade is looking for volunteers for Oct. 13. The Parade operations have dozens of positions available, including banner carriers, division assistants, inflatable costume characters, street corner crew and so much more.

The 22nd annual Millersville Community-University Parade is an opportunity for you to give to the community in a memorable and enjoyable way.  We’re inviting our community friends, including and not limited to local residents, businesses, church groups, Rotary groups, women’s clubs, high school students and Millersville University (MU) alumni, to participate in this parade that attracts more than 2,000 participants and over 17,000 spectators.

The parade route is two miles in length beginning at Penn Manor High School and ending past the Student Memorial Center on James Street.  Volunteers perform a variety of duties such as assisting with the line-up of entries, flag handlers, costumed characters, flyer distribution, supervising street intersections and answers questions of spectators.  Volunteer service times vary depending on assigned job, but the average time should not exceed four to five hours in the morning.  Some positions require walking two miles.

All volunteers receive a free parade  t-shirt, a free lunch after the parade and the satisfaction of being a part of a special community event.  Mandatory instructional training will be held early in the morning on Oct. 13 at the Penn Manor High School cafeteria.

The Millersville Community-University Parade requires nearly 175 volunteers to run smoothly.  This year’s parade is shaping up to be bigger than ever, so the need for a large number of volunteers is very important.  You can volunteer and bring a friend too! Please share this with your colleagues or groups you participate within the community or at work (must be over age 16).

For more information about this parade, visit www.parade.millersville.edu
To volunteer for the 2018 Millersville Community-University Parade, please contact the Millersville University Office of the Vice President for Advancement: 717-871-7500 before Sept. 28.

 

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