Marin Boy Scouts in Novato July 4th Parade
The Committee thanks you for your interest in helping with the Parade. Please indicate the type of work that you are interested in doing. The Committee will accommodate your preferences where possible & in accordance with the needs of the Parade

Parade Day Volunteer Tasks 


Or Call (415)878-8933 for Information or email volunteer@novatoparade.com

NOTE: All times listed are approximate

Community service hours given to student volunteers.

“Lawn signs”

Place “lawn signs” advertising the Parade in medians. 2 weeks before Parade

“No Parking” signs

Place along Parade Route. 48 hours prior to Parade

Trash Can & Barricade Placement

Place trash cans & barricades along Parade route. 24 hours prior to Parade.


Decorate the four announcer’s stages (flatbeds). 7:30-9:30 AM.

Volunteer sign-up & radio management

Check-in volunteers, assign radios to listed volunteers, log radios distributed, direct volunteers to their posts. At Dr. Insomniac’s patio. 8:00 – 10 AM


Assist entrants to position themselves in numerical order in the staging area. 8:00 AM – Noon.

VIP & Special Entrant Assistance

Assist VIPs, veterans etc. at their staging area. 8:00 AM -Noon.

Traffic Monitor

Close & re-open streets. 8:00 AM -1 PM

Street Monitor

Stand at street corner barricades to supervise if barricades need opening for emergencies, occasionally help to move parade along or slow it down. 9:00 AM -1:00 PM.


At announcers’ stages. Keep parade moving along in a timely manner. Notify announcers of any changes/ new announcements. Breakdown the stages for pick-up by the crew at parade’s end. 9:30 AM – 1 PM.


Clean-up parade route at the end of the parade. Noon – 2:00 PM


Our Parade is Put on by Volunteers!

If you would like to help you can offer your support in many ways: For Information email volunteer@novatoparade.com

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The parade marches every year thanks to the generous financial and volunteer support of people like you!
Thank You to Our Donors:
  • Recology Sonoma Marin
  • The City of Novato
  • Pini Ace Hardware
  • Mark Mund Trucking
  • Marin Roto Rooter
  • Novato Builders Supply
  • Zenith Instant Print
  • County of Marin
  • Northgate Insurance
  • Personally Yours Photography
  • Randall Brothers Automotive
  • Novato Kitchens and Baths
  • Novato Chiropractor, Dr. William Buzbuzian
  • Rempe Construction