Volunteer Information

The Grand Illumination Parade can't happen without your help. Our amazing and dedicated volunteers make this event the beloved and magical experience that it is for the thousands of people who fill the streets of Downtown Norfolk every year. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available for groups, organizations and individuals. There's no better way to support and show your dedication to the community while still getting into the holiday spirit and having fun! The Parade also offers the opportunity to provide branded volunteers from your organization or company.

As a volunteer you can expect:

  • Training prior to parade day
  • FREE parking on the evening of the Parade
  • Official 2017 Holidays in the City commemorative item
  • Entry to the official Volunteer After Party at The Harbor Club in the Waterside District

Volunteer Positions 
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Line-up and Staging Assistants

Band and Bus Assistants

Parking Lot Monitors (two shifts available)

Harbor Park Logistics Assistants

Bleacher Monitors

Street Seats Monitors

Route District Assistants

Pre-Parade Entertainment Assistants

Harbor Park Volunteer and Participant Registration (2nd shift available)

Step-off/End of Parade Assistants

Volunteer Application