Volunteering

Thank you for your interest in volunteering

to decorate the Downey Rose Float!

1. Review Decorator Rules and Guidelines below

2. Fill out and bring the Medical Release Form

3. Review Parking information below

4. Contact info@downeyrose.org if you have any questions or use the online submistion form at the bottom

Decorator Rules and Guidelines

You must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer on the float itself. Children under the age of 13 can lend a hand nearby - e.g. preparing seeds and flowers to be placed on the float with a parent or guardian present.

All volunteers must complete a Medical Release Form. Every minor must have a parent/guardian signed form. Please fill this out prior to your arrival and bring a printed copy with you to the float site. (Please do not send us your form prior to your arrival.)

Please dress in warm layers, with long-sleeved shirts and long pants recommended. Wear closed-toed shoes and old clothing that you do not mind getting paint, glue, etc. on.


There are NO ASSIGNED SHIFTS  all available work is on a

First Come, First Serve bases.

Wear old, comfortable closed-toe and closed-heel shoes. No sandals allowed.

Long hair should be tied back.

Snacks will be available to all volunteers  in the morning, Lunch will be provided to volunteers

Music players with headphones may not be worn while working on the float.

Cell phones may not be used on the float, ladders, or scaffolding. Step outside to a safe area to use your phone.

Smoking is not allowed within 50 feet of the work areas.

Please lock your valuables out of sight in the trunk of your car or leave them at home. Please do not bring purses into the float site.

Adhesives and paint used on the float have the potential to cause skin and respiratory irritation. Masks and gloves are available upon request. Those who use an inhaler or Epi-Pen should carry those items on their person and notify our staff at check-in.

No running, horseplay, or unsafe activity in the work areas. Unsafe behavior will be grounds for removal from the work site for the remainder of the season.

Inappropriate language or actions, or failure to follow directions of our staff are grounds for removal from the work site.

DRFA does not carry medical insurance. Volunteers are expected to carry adequate personal medical insurance.

Parking is available onsite. Signs will be posted to help direct you.

Please contacts if you have any questions!


Adult Waivers


Minor Waivers

All waivers for minors must be completed by a parent or legal guardian

Decorators who are under 13 years old, must work under the direct and immediate supervision of a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Decorators who are under 13 will not be allowed on scaffolding or up on the float itself.

However, there are many off-float decorating jobs. One adult may supervise two children, under the age of 13.