Become A Volunteer!

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STEP 1 : CLICK TO FILL OUT OUR VOLUNTEER FORM

YOU CAN HELP 10,000 DANCERS MAKE IT TO BROADWAY AND WITNESS AND ENTIRE CITY CHEER!

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HOW DO YOU MARKET AND DEVELOP A MULTICULTURAL DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA FOR AN AUDIENCE OF THOUSANDS AND MAKE NEW YORK CITY REJOICE?

LOOKING FOR : MARKETING, PR, SPONSORSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS WHO LOVE DANCE AND DIVERSITY!

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10,000 people dancing down Broadway? You can help make it happen!

Imagine 10,000 people of all colors, sizes, ages and rhythms dancing down Broadway to a city Park for a 3 hour parade followed by a 4 hour free festival…
It happens every year, a week before Memorial Day, and you can help make it so!
Searching for some passionate self-motivated people to take on leadership roles as we plan for the 2014 NY Dance Parade & Festival. As a volunteer supported organization, we look just like this life-celebrating event. We can’t stay still, and if you can spare 3-5 hours a week we urge you to join this wonderful organization! Right now, we’re especially looking for:

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You’ll get the best people for the job! Involves representing the parade at fairs, festivals, symposia and networking opportunities and matching volunteers skills with the appropriate committees.

MARKETING AND PR

SPONSORSHIP & DEVELOPMENT

PARADE & FESTIVAL PRODUCTION


From curation to stage management to sound and vdeo production and tech.

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DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES & FUNDRAISERS

You’ll help us raise the funds we need to put on the parade, Festival and other events such as the dance component of the Winter’s Eve tree lighting cevent at Lincoln Center. This can include grant writing, securing sponsorships, providing leads, and planning events.

MARKETING, PR & PROMOTIONS PROFESSIONALS


You’ll help us get the word out about the parade! This can include anything from writing press releases to strategizing for our street team.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A DANCE PARADE VOLUNTEER

The organizational chart, description of roles and responsibilities of the committees are described here.

 

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Without the expertise and dedication of our all-volunteer team, Dance Parade would simply not happen.  Aside from the continuous work done all year long to ensure the success of the event through sponsorship outreach and marketing,  the actual planning and production of the event requires the help of many.  Here are the many positions that need filling by people just like you.  Will you ‘be the momentum’?
•    PRODUCTION MANAGER: maintains production timeline and tasks,  coordinates committee members and volunteers,  reports directly to Production Committee Chair Nikki Creary, helps with parade group outreach
•    PRODUCTION COORDINATOR FOR REGISTERED GROUPS: responds to all inquiries from dance groups, follows up on parade group needs and is chief liaison between registered groups and the Production Committee.  As chief liaison, Production Coordinator will also connect groups to appropriate Dance Parade members as required or requested, inducts/trains all new committee members as Dance Parade Liaisons.
•    VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (CO-CHAIR):  supports the Volunteer Coordinator Lead, help drive volunteer recruitment, post job descriptions of available positions on various online media sites, screen and present potential candidates to Steering Committee, welcome new team members with a short orientation of Dance Parade and Festival planning and resources.  Candidates should be organized and personable and have some experience working for volunteer supported organizations.

•    VEHICLE COORDINATOR:  secure Dance Parade vehicles as needed i.e. Grand Marshal presentation vehicles, day-of parade operation vans/cars, coordinate operational needs, insure parade groups w/vehicles adhere to vehicle guidelines, manage and distribute vehicle permits day-of parade.

•    DANCE PARADE LIAISON: ensure all new members of Production Committee are trained and assigned to a set number of dance groups for outreach, responsible for registration fulfilment and quotas, overall management of all groups up until and during parade festivitiesInterested in any of these positions?   Contact nikki@danceparade.org and let her know today! 
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CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NYDP

JOIN THE NYDP (NEW YORK DANCE POLICE)
Members of the NYDP peruse the crowd and issue out summonses to individuals seen standing still, not participating and looking like they’re simply not having a good time!   Enforcing positive energy and sheer fun is the mantra of the NYDP. The “ticketed” offenders receive coupons donated by local dance companies and schools for discount passes and FREE CLASSES at their schools, which are good for up to one year. These ‘citations’ also promote our annual parade and festival.
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CLICK TO JOIN THE NYDP FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE TODAY!
NYDP Officer Ribalow in action during Dance Parade 2013!
photo by Charles Evans