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4th of July Volunteer Opportunities

We need your help! It takes about 200 volunteers to make the Kirkland 4th of July event a community success.  Make it a family affair!  Celebrate in the best way possible by donating your time and help us make this day our best yet!

How to volunteer?                    Register at  www.signupgenius.com 

  Here is a sample of OPPORTUNITIES for 2017:

Saturday, July 1st, 2017
1:00 PM 3:00 PM
Need 6 volunteers. Early prep for the kids and volunteers at The Grape Choice by folding and organizing the volunteer t-shirts, getting all the tattoos, pinwheels and decorations ready for the kids event. 

Monday, July 3rd, 2017
12:00 – 6:00 PM (2 hour shifts)

We need 8 people for each 2 hour shift to decorate light poles and put up flags for phase one of decorating. Help us make Kirkland beautiful for the parade! Have a ladder? Bring it along.

4:00 - 6:00 PM 
Help make Boutonnieres at the Grape Choice. We need 12 people to make flower boutonnieres for our Veterans, active service members and POW’s. You’ll leave ready to set up your own florist shop.

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 AM

We need 8 parade staging volunteers to stake and sign participant numbers for the parade. This is when we mark the spots for the parade entries. We have the tools and fourteen years of experience!  You get a break from 9-10am for breakfast (you are so important, it's on us).  "Take no prisoners" attitude required.  Help parade entries find their lineup spot.  Pre-meeting at 6pm at the Grape Choice on Sunday the 3rd. 

8:00 - 9:30 AM 
Decorate the Town. We need 20 volunteers to join us at 8:00 to put the final touches on downtown with streamers and balloons. Bring a ladder!

9:00 – 10:30 AM
Route Securers. We need 4 people to help secure the parade route with tape which will help with crowd control. They will start at the beginning/end and work their way tot the middle.

9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
We need 10 volunteers to help with Children’s Decorating at the Marina Park Pavilion. You will make tattoos and help decorate the kids and their bikes. Then we need walkers in the parade to help make sure no one wanders off.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
We need 6 energetic young people to help sell flags to the crowd, our last fundraising attempt of the year.

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM-ish     Front Row Seats!!
We need about 50 of you to be Parade Route Monitors to keep things running smoothly while the parade is going on. We’ll have a quick training session before the parade. This is one of our most important and most fun opportunities.
11:30 - 2pm (4 people) * 2pm - 7pm (4 people) * 7pm - 10:00pm (4 people)
We need people to sit at the KDA booth and selling shirts, glow items and other Kirkland merchandise.

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM 
Barricade Pick Up – We need 6 volunteers - 3 trucks. These people will move barricades to the park for the picnic and fireworks. Great exercise!  

Wednesday, July 5, 2016
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 

We need 20 volunteers to come and help clean up Marina Park and the Parade Route. It goes quickly and is a great way to rehash the 4th of July stories from the day before.

Thank you in advance!

Register on  www.signupgenius.com  The easiest way to volunteer in Kirkland!

Questions? e-mail: bromerysusan@gmail.com  or phone: 954-234-8482

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