4th of July Parade Volunteers

Every Spring we seek volunteers, whether individually or in groups, to assist with the 4th of July Parade here in Everett. 
 
F
ind out how you can help downtown Everett’s largest event and one of the top parades in the North Puget Sound.

If you would like to volunteer, please submit your information on our online form

For more information, contact the Everett Office of Emergency Management by email 
or by phone at (425) 257-8111. 


Meeting Dates (See details below.)

All meeting times will be from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Carl Gipson Senior Center located at 3025 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98201. Doors will be open starting at 6:00pm for check-in.

  • Thursday, May 25 - Incident Command & First on the Scene Training
  • Thursday, June 1 - Incident Command & First on the Scene Training
  • Thursday, June 15 - Incident Command & First on the Scene Training
  • Thursday, June 22 - Group Leaders & Team Leads Only
  • Thursday, June 29 - Final Meeting 


  • We understand that you are devoting your personal time and we would like to make that as easy on you as possible, so this year we are adjusting the amount of meetings that we are requesting you attend, either tow or three meetings depending on your role. 

  • All Volunteers  - The first three meetings, May 25th, June 1st, and June 15th are the same training and we ask that you pick one of these three dates to attend training. 

    Group or Team Leads - If you are a Group or Team Lead, we ask that, in addition to one of the first three meetings, you also attend the meeting on June 22nd which is the Group Leaders and Leader Shadows meeting.

    All Volunteers - June 29th is our final meeting. We ask that all volunteers attend this meeting. This is an important and critical meeting to attend as it is the final coordination meeting and breakout sessions for all volunteers. This meeting allows for all volunteers to meet and train with group leads. Additionally, Parade T-shirts will be handed out, as well as any final information and materials that you will need for the parade. 
    1. Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer
    2. Volunteer Positions
    3. Volunteer FAQ's
    4. Basic Volunteer Duties
    1. To give back to your community and country on this great national holiday!
    2. To be part of a team!
    3. Free experience! Gain leadership, disaster preparedness and organizational skills!
    4. To meet new people!
    5. To experience the parade close-up and meet parade entries!
    6. The great T-shirts!
    7. Writing a resume? Employers love to see that an employee volunteers and cares about their community.
    8. Applying for college? Volunteerism can make you stand out from the rest.
    9. To do something different from your job for fun! to expand your horizons!
    10. To get to feel in charge and in control of downtown Everett.