Become A Volunteer!

You can help thousands of dancers dance across Manhattan and witness an entire city cheer!

How do you market and develop a multicultural dance extravaganza for an audience of thousands and make New York City rejoice?

Imagine thousands of all colors, sizes, ages and rhythms dancing down Broadway to a city Park in a 4 hour parade followed by a 4 free festival…All free to the public. You can help make it happen!

We seek a few passionate, self-motivated people to take on core team roles in Production and Promotion as we plan for the 11th Annual Dance Parade New York happening May 19, 2018. As a volunteer supported organization, we look just like this life-celebrating event.  If you can spare 3-5 hours a week we’d love to have you to join this wonderful organization!  Volunteers receive commemorative t-shirts and are invited to parties and special events free of charge.





From curation to stage management to sound and video production and tech.  Seeking experienced dancers or non-profit dance administrators who can represent us when reaching out to professional dance companies.

Production Manager: Maintains production timeline and tasks,  coordinates committee members and volunteers,  reports directly to Dance Parade Boston Director Kathryn Boland, helps with parade group outreach.
Outreach Coordinator: Recruits dance companies, schools, folkloric groups and circus dancers.  Responsible for registration fulfillment and quotas, overall management of all groups up until and during parade festivities.

Production Coordinator for Registered Groups: Responds to 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.

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.

“Day Of” Parade or Festival Volunteer:  Assists with organizing step-off of parade from 21st & Broadway, orders vehicles, distributes Parade and Festival programs to the audiences, assists with Grandstand or with Parade flow–It’s a massive parade and we could use some good natured and reliable folks to help it flow smoothly.



You’ll help us get the word out about the parade! This can include anything from writing press releases, forging media partnerships, editing our e-newsletter to strategizing for our street team.

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 an important ingredient in the delicious stew that is Dance Parade?!
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR:  Supports the Volunteer Coordinator Lead, helps drive volunteer recruitment, posts 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.