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If you are looking for a unique way to spend your time The Parade Company has a great opportunity for you!  This is your chance to be a part of some of the oldest and most cherished traditions in Detroit which include:  America’s Thanksgiving Parade ® presented by Gardner-White, Hob Nobble Gobble® presented by Ford Motor Company, Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot, and The Ford Fireworks.


The Parade Company is looking for volunteers to fill a wide variety of roles in support of the Parade and other fabulous events.  If you have always dreamed of being in The Parade we can make that happen. If you are more of a “behind the scenes” type, we have a role for you, too.  Whatever you are looking to do we can use your help.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

The Parade has been an eagerly anticipated holiday tradition, uniting families throughout metro Detroit and the world! It is a celebration of family spirit and storybook wonder. With billowing balloons, fantastic floats, marching bands, colorful costumes, and clowns, America’s Thanksgiving Parade®   presented by Gardner-White symbolizes the joy and magic of the holiday season.

If you would like to be a part of the magic that is The Parade Company, fill out our online Volunteer Application. Once you do, you will be put into the volunteer database and begin to receive the bi-monthly volunteer newsletter, as well as access to upcoming volunteer opportunities including the Parade in the fall and many other great events!

Every volunteer receives appropriate training, makes long-lasting friendships, receives rewards for hours worked, and has the opportunity to create smiles for many!

If you have additional questions you can contact the Director of Volunteer Services at


COVID-19 Questions? Click HERE for our most up-to-date guidelines. Please keep in mind, these guidelines are subject to change based on new information or additional guidance from local and state health officials.

 Please watch this quick volunteer video to learn our updated protocols for entering the Art Studio. Watch your email for updates!

If you have additional questions you can contact the Director of Volunteer Services at

Check out the latest  Parade Company Volunteer Newsletters!

                      Sept.-Oct. 2020  November-December 2020    Jan. – Feb. 2021   April-May 2021


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