SC Virtual Parade of Champions Oct. 10, 2020

The Santa Clara "Parade of Champions" was a benchmark in Santa Clara for over 50 years.  In 2019 the SCPOC newly incorporated as its own 501c3 nonprofit decided it was time to bring back the historic parade.  With the support of  numerous sponsors, City services and leadership, volunteers , the parade came back on September 28, 2019.  There were over 2K in the parade and 10K in attendance.  The best memories since our childhood for all of us. Grateful to all our champions! This year COVID has made us get creative.  This year we will be celebrating  2020 Virtually.  We are always looking for volunteers with a variety of skills. This year we need talent with Website design, Audio Visual, Media and Video Production skills.  We also offer Community Service hours for Schools and nonprofits. Please mention that in your email.  


For 2020 we will not have a physical parade. But our Virtual Program will need a variety of AV, Media and Video Editing, Design and Website skills as well as sign distributors for the America's Heroes Contest. Please mention your skills or prefernces in the  message below

I have expertise or can help with the following:

Staging Area: Volunteers Needed: 4

Duties Include:

  • Assist with the marking of unit numbers

  • Provide information to participants

  • Assist participants to their staging number location Assist with traffic flow in the staging area

  • Assure no parking of vehicles not in the parade

  • Assist with the flow of units in the parade order of march

Participant Parking Areas: Volunteers needed: 2

Duties Include:

  • Direct traffic flow of vehicles

  • Direct parking locations

Parade route at street intersections and driveways: Adult Volunteers needed: 20

Duties Include:

  • Assist with traffic control on street in areas recommended by Police Department.

  • Ensure parade flow continues forward

  • Ensure parade units turn corner without problem

  • Report any problems

Parade Route Marshals: Volunteers needed: 15

Duties Include:

  • Ensure parade flow continues forward

  • Ensure parade units turn corner without problem

  • Report any problems

Announcer Stages: Volunteers needed: 4 (2 per stage)

Duties Include:

  • Greet announcers and judges

  • Update announcer and judges on any changes in order of march

  • Ensure parade flow continues forward

  • Retrieve judge’s tabulation sheets for awards

  • Report any problems

  • Remain following parade to collect volunteer vests and radios


De-staging: Volunteers needed: 6

Duties Include:

  • Ensure parade flow continues forward

  • Assist entries to location to disembark any riders, out of traffic Show location of participant parking

  • Report any problems

Volunteer Check-In: Volunteers needed: 2-4

Duties Include:

  • Check in volunteers

  • Provide volunteers with volunteer ID

  • Distribute volunteer information packages

  • Direct volunteers to assigned areas

  • Answer any questions of parade participants

  • Direct media to media area

  • Remain on site following the parade

  • Assist with clean up of area

Sponsor Banner and Car Sign Distribution and Collection: Volunteers needed: 4

Duties Include:

  • Sort all banners

  • Unroll banners and prepare for parade appearance

  • Greet and assign banner carriers

  • Place banner in proper location in the parade line of march

  • Collect banners at end of parade

  • Distribute and collect car signs for VIP’s and Special Guests


VIP Vehicles Coordination: Volunteers needed: 2

Duties Include:

  • Post proper car sign on VIP vehicle

  • Greet VIP and escort to car they are riding

VIP Seating Area: Volunteers needed: 3 (minimum)

Duties Include:

  • Greet and check in VIP guests

  • Provide parade information packages to guests at check-in.

  • Show guests to seating areas

VIP Hospitality and Reception: Volunteers needed: 6

Duties Include:

  • Assist with coordination of VIP Reception

  • Greet VIP’s and escort to staging location

Banner Carriers: Volunteers needed: 20-30


Professional Floats: Assistants needed: 6


Balloon Handlers: Volunteers needed: 10-100

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