SARWA Volunteers

Help set up chairs for the Ford Holiday River Parade


About the event

The 38 th annual Ford Holiday River Parade will be held on Friday, November 23 rd on the downtown River Walk. Each of the 29 floats will bring to life the 2018 theme Christmas In San Antonio, with lights, decor and costumed float riders. This family-friendly event is held each year the day after Thanksgiving and kicks off the official lighting of the River Walk.

Help us share the "Christmas Spirit" with over 50,000 spectators in downtown San Antonio plus millions of television views nationwide.

Click HERE for more parade info.

How you can help

We are seeking volunteers to help setup chairs.

This year we are setting up chairs on Wednesday, November 21st between 11 AM - 5 PM. This volunteer opportunity is great for individuals, families, neighborhoods, students and community groups. This is a great way for your organization to put their team building and leadership skills to use. (Volunteer groups will be assigned together.)

Great opportunity to complete easy volunteer hours!


You will be transported to the designated areas along the parade route on river boats. You will be dropped back off to the  designated check-in area at the end of the shift.

Designated check-in location is TBD, information will be emailed to you once it has been confirmed ( within next few weeks). Check-in will be close to accessible parking garage/lot in the downtown area. 


Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities:

Chair Set-up Crew (pre-event)

Time: between 11 AM - 5 PM or ends when the chairs are completely set up

-Will help organize and set-up chairs by section as instructed by event and group leaders

-Set-up and tag chairs before the parade*

Volunteer Requirements

- Individual volunteers must be at least 15 years old (Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

- Ability to lift 10 lbs.

- Flexibility and mobility to get on and off the boats

- Able to walk some distance (2-3 city blocks)

- Able to stand for at least two hours at a time

- Arrive at least 30 to 15 minutes before volunteer shift starts



Click on the sign-up button below to register as an event volunteer. Once you sign-up an automated confirmation will be sent to your email from sign-up genius, and then a few days before your scheduled volunteer date as a reminder. The reminder email will include all check-in, location, and parking information. please be on the lookout for it. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me via the email button included on this sign-up.

Date: 11/21/2018 (Wed.)

Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm CST

Location: Central Library
600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Created by:   Javier E. Gonzalez
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Chair Set-Up Crew (75)

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Maria Medina
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