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Click HERE to email parade staff. Feel free to call office
to sign up as a volunteer: 212-966-2060.

Click HERE to join the official Veggie Pride Parade volunteers email list.



BEFORE PARADE DAY First, everyone can post a poster about the parade in their neighborhood or at their favorite haunts. Download from THIS Web page.

People can also think up chants and email them to the organizers (

People can also send in suggestions about the Web site. Did you see a typo? Have we been unclear? Let us know (

Publicize parade to your social network (Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, Yahoo, Google, etc., etc.) Click HERE to download plain text to post anywhere and everywhere! .


For following tasks, please first contact organizers for guidelines.
  • Help our publicity expert by posting parade info to media sites (we'll give you pointers on this, even by phone)
  • Arrange for a food donation (vegan only, of course).
  • Engage in outreach to the local vegan community. Collect menus for expo menu table; post poster; inform vegan businesses of parade.
  • Engage and nurture potential funding sources
  • Network with the Meetup groups.
  • Stuff bags full of donated pro-vegan literature.
  • Distribute promo post cards (pick up from Union Sq. office). Email: to get set up.

ON PARADE DAY For following tasks, please contact organizers: ( for more information.

In the morning 9:30 a.m. at Union Square Park area

  • Help carting boxes from our office on Union Square West to expo site (north end of Union Square Park)
  • Lay down kraft-paper on tables in the park, about 10 a.m.
  • Label exhibit tables.
  • Be a personal assistant to organizer Pamela Rice.
At line-up and during parade (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Pass out flyers and programs.
  • Manage the sign boards: pass them out, make sure we get them back.
  • Assist photographers on ladders (we'll have at least one).
  • Megaphone managment: pass them out at parade line-up, and make sure you get them all back later.
  • Leaflet during the parade.
  • Manage the leafleters.
  • Twitter during parade to official parade Twitter site.
At the post-parade expo in the north end of Union Square Park (about 1 p.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Banner management. Banners need to be properly hoisted on stages, then properly cared for and accounted for after parade.
  • Man a Flip (video camera) with tripod; we'll have four pointed at stages and exhibitor tables.
  • Pass out flyers and programs during the post-parade expo.
  • Menu table management & oversight. Keep menus neat and tidy throughout the day at the post parade rally & expo. They get picked over awfully fast.
  • Assist sound technician and dj throughout the day.
  • Oversee exhibitor tables: make sure exhibitors are abiding by all Parks Dept. rules and guidelines.
  • Distribute food (food donations) to hungry crowds at post-parade expo.
  • Pass out flyers and programs during the post-parade expo.
  • Be a personal assistant to expo manager Alan Rice.