Many of our volunteer positions play an important part in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. Our banners carriers truly are an important part IN THE PARADE.

Pair Up and Volunteer to be a Banner Carrier in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade

Many of our volunteer positions have an essential role at the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. Our banners carriers have an important part IN the parade.

That’s right; our banner carriers are truly in the parade. These volunteers walk, with a partner, in the parade, carrying a banner in front of a parade unit.

“One of the best things about being a Banner Carrier is getting to volunteer with a friend or family member,” stated Dan Mulka, former Event Manager and long-time volunteer of the parade. “It’s pretty surreal when you’re walking down the parade route with someone you know, and you’re just looking out at the hundreds of thousands of spectators on State Street.”

Anyone over 12 years of age can apply to be a volunteer banner carrier. Applicants will need to be in good health and able to walk a minimum of two miles.

You can find out more about Banner Carriers, and all of our volunteer positions, by visiting https://www.chicagothanksgivingparade.com/volunteer-positions-2019/.