Volunteers get things done!

It takes nearly 100 volunteers to stage and move the parade through the Niles District. Volunteer opportunities include; giant balloon handlers, banner carriers, staging and de-staging coordinating, parade marshals, VIP guest hosts and more. It’s a great day to show your holiday spirit and join the fun of the parade!

Please connect with us by completing this form:

Name *
Primary Phone
Primary Phone
Cell Phone
Cell Phone
If you are under 18, please have your Parent/Guardian complete this form.
Volunteer Assignments (Individuals)
Please indicate your preference (A*= Adults Only):
Volunteer Assignments (Groups)
( ) = number of volunteers needed per task A* refers to group leaders, volunteers of all ages are welcome to assist with these tasks.
Are you prepared in the event of inclement weather (rain gear, jackets, etc.)? PLEASE NOTE: The parade takes place rain or shine.
In completing this form to volunteer for the Niles Festival of Lights Parade: I/we hereby understand and agree to accept the risk of bodily injury and/or property damage which I/we may incur or cause a third party to incur as a result of my/our participation in the Niles Festival of Lights Parade. With this understanding, I/we further agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless the Niles Merchants Association and the City of Fremont, its Boards, its Commissions and their respective officers, agents, sponsors and employees from and against any and all claims, losses, injuries, suits and judgments arising from, or in connection with/my successors, assigns, heirs, executors and administrators, and any other persons or entity's who/which may have a claim based on my/our personal injuries and/or property damage. I/we further understand and agree that this save harmless and indemnification shall apply to and all facilities that the Niles Merchants Association, and the City of Fremont may own and/or control. Application must be signed.

If needed, please download the Niles Festival of Lights Parade Volunteer Form. Once completed, please scan and send as a PDF to Marie Dear.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?
— Martin Luther King, Jr.