Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw through the Parade of Nations and the Multicultural Festival that follows. We are excited to continue that tradition in 2022.
This year's theme is The World is One and we need your help to make it a reality! Volunteers are the driving force behind this event. They help with event set up, walk in the parade, serve as parade marshals, and provide support at the multicultural festival. Explore the volunteer positions and shifts available and sign up for the one that best fits your interests! Event organizers will be in contact as the event approaches to share additional instructions and event details.
|Shift||Start Time||End Time||Description||Registrants Needed|
|Parade Support Marshalls||10:30am (ET)||1:30pm (ET)||3/6||Over|
|Donor Banner Carriers||10:30am (ET)||12:30pm (ET)|
This volunteer role requires walking the parade route from the Quincy Green to the Dee Stadium carrying the Donor Banner for the year.
|Float Driver||10:30am (ET)||2:00pm (ET)|
Based on the needs of our float entries, we may require the support of individuals to drive a vehicle in the parade. You must be a licensed driver with experience pulling a trailer. A CDL license is preferred.
|Dee Stadium Floaters||11:30am (ET)||2:30pm (ET)|
Assist with directing traffic and clean up throughout the multicultural food event.
|Flag and Sign Collection||11:30am (ET)||1:30pm (ET)|
|Volunteer Check-In||9:30am (ET)||11:00am (ET)|
In this role you will greet, distribute supplies, and direct other volunteers who are supporting the Parade of Nations.
|Traffic Support||11:30am (ET)||1:00pm (ET)|
Guide parade traffic past the front entrance of the Dee - pushing floats up towards Krist to find parking and walking groups to the back of the Dee Explain to groups to roll the flags and turn them into the volunteers at the back of the Dee.
|Flag and Sign Distribution||9:45am (ET)||12:00pm (ET)|
This role will coordinate flag and sign distribution for all participating countries. Once the parade begins, volunteers will also assist in packing up and loading remaining items for transport.
|Continent Banner Carrier||10:30am (ET)||12:30pm (ET)||The Parade of Nations is organized by continent with all but Antarctica being represented. Each continent is led by a banner introducing the next segment of the parade. Each banner requires two people to carry it. This volunteer role requires walking the parade route from the Quincy Green to the Dee...||12/12||Over|