Deco Week starts December 26th. Sign up through iVolunteer to help!
Deco Week is when the design and thousands of hours of work come to fruition in a completed Tournament of Roses float entry. The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association is committed to presenting an award winning float each year. This is only possible by the dedicated work of hundreds of volunteers. Please consider helping on this year’s float! This is a complicated process involving a lot of coordination so please use follow the guidelines below to help Deco Week run smoothly.
Deco Week will be from December 26th thru December 31st. The float must be fully operational and decorated on December 31 for Tournament of Roses judging. The parade is on January 1st (unless it falls on a Sunday in which case it is January 2nd).
Signups for Deco Week volunteering will be done through the iVolunteer website. It will be accessed through our website. Participants signed up through iVolunteer will get priority for job assignments. There may not be tasks for walk-in volunteers. If signed-up volunteers do not arrive within 20 minutes of their shift, walk-ins will fill those slots.
iVolunteer will be operational in early November. Deco Week shifts are: morning shift 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., afternoon shift 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and evening shift 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Our 2nd judging is on December 31st and our plan is to be done decorating by then (judging time not yet determined). We’ll still need volunteers to help after judging. You may volunteer for multiple shifts in a day & multiple days, as space permits, through iVolunteer.
All volunteers must sign a Release Form before working. Release Forms for anyone under 18 MUST be signed by a parent or guardian, before the minor will be allowed to work.
There are no guarantees that you will be working “on” the float. The majority of jobs available are prepping deco items, dry and floral. Work on the float itself will be determined by your age, expertise and current need for workers. An adult must accompany children under age 14 at all times. Workers physically on the float or on scaffolding must be at least 16 years of age. On December 30th and December 31st all volunteers MUST be at least 10 years old.
Curfews: 16 years old and under, 8:00 p.m.; 17 years old, 10:30 p.m. (exceptions may be made if minors are accompanied by parent/guardian).
NO personal items, such as backpacks or purses are allowed. No use of phones or audio devices in the barn. A phone or audio device can stay in your pocket, although ringers must be set to silent. Laser pointers are not allowed. Shift changes with dozens of workers take a little time, so please be patient.
Remember that float decorating can get messy and cold. Wear old work clothes and closed-toed shoes. Bring a warm jacket/sweatshirt.
Lunch for morning shift volunteers only will be available mid-day for a donation. Dinner for afternoon shift volunteers will be provided by local restaurants or service clubs (no charge to volunteers).
If you have a group (8 or more), you need to schedule a time that would be convenient for your group to work. Please complete the Application for Group of Volunteers form and return to email@example.com This is a fillable form so you can fill it out, save it to your computer, and attach that saved file to the email.