City of Mesa

MLK Jr. Celebration Parade

Join the City of Mesa for the MLK Jr. Celebration Parade on Monday, January 21, 2019 in downtown Mesa! The community celebration will include marching bands, business supporters, community members & leaders.

Volunteers are needed on January 21, 2019 to help with parade contestant check-in, parade staging and de-staging areas, and parade route management. The event will be held on Center St., between Martin Luther King Jr. Way (3rd Pl.) and 1st.

Additional Information:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age, or 16 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Volunteers will meet near the volunteer parking location at the parking lot just east of Mesa City Plaza (20 E Main St)

Questions? Contact Bethany Freeland at [email protected] or 480-644-5432.

Please note volunteer duties may vary on the event day based on current event needs and volunteers may be reassigned to other areas if needed. Your flexibility is greatly appreciated.

Date: 01/21/2019 (Mon.)

Location: 20 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85201
20 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201

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Available Slot Time (MST)

Parade Entry Check-In Volunteer

Responsible for checking in parade participants and giving them their packet materials

8:30am - 12:00pm (10)

All slots filled
Alex Wilson
Edward Lakes
Tirzah Jones
Sylvia Richards
Lucy Lopez
Lana Klint
Anita DeVargas Nevius
Isabella Shaughnessey (2)
Marible Flores

Parade Staging

Responsible for escorting parade participant to their place in the line-up after they have checked in. *Will require lots of walking

8:30am - 12:00pm (7)

All slots filled
Diana McGregory
Joy Holley
Champagne Bell
Marcus Steele
Donald Gelo
I will need transportation to the Parade Staging
Desiree Hairston
Brianna B

Parade Route Volunteer

Volunteers will be placed all along the parade route between the crowd and the parade to help keep the route clear and also answer attendee questions, such as where the restrooms or parking are.

10:00am - 1:00pm (21)

All slots filled
Kristen Crossland (12)
Tim Laskowski
I have Licensed Professional 2 Way Radios, & Can equip up to several more volunteers to work in unison to reduce the excessive back and forth. Will Safety Vest be provided?
Cynthia Ezcurra
Karyn Williams
Jared Archambault
John Shoemaker
Tara Finch
Tara Finch
Grace Warren
Daisa Finley
KaJuana Ray

Parade De-Staging Area

Volunteers will direct parade participants to the de-staging areas and keep the procession moving to reduce back-up.

10:00am - 1:00pm (8)

All slots filled
esra akkaya
Gregory Edmunds
Vonda Davis
Rebecca Lower
Lucy Dorn
I am on the MLK Committee thus am one of the Grand Marshalls. I need to be in charge of something pre-parade, not during
Sarah Luu (3)

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