In the Greater Rockford Area

Volunteer with the Irish Marching Society

We run on heart

Are you interested in being a part of the St. Patrick’s Day even planning? Do you have a great attitude and a love of all things Irish? We are always looking for volunteers for our committee, for parade planning, or for the Paddyfest event.

Fill out the form below with your information, and let us know where you can help the most! We’ll get back to you with information as soon as we can (we’re volunteers, too). Thanks for considering us for a donation of your time.

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VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED this year as we have a new format at The Embassy Suites for PaddyFest.
• Volunteers receive an entry wrist band ($10 value) for one hour of volunteer work.
• There will be a Volunteer Training session Friday, March 15, 6-730 at The Embassy Suites.
• Decorating PaddyFest Friday March15, 6pm. We need someone to shop decorations.
• Sign up on the website with your phone number, we will give assignments on Friday.
• Pizza and soda will be provided at training.

Here are the possible volunteer slots you could be assigned and are ONE hour long.


Parade Marshalling Crew (Need 3):  Aligning the Parade Marchers. You can still easily re-join your clan or group before the parade steps off.
Parade Barricade Crew (Need 4):  Move pre-staged plastic barricades into place before the parade and push out of the way after the parade passes. 
Parade Bucket Brigade (Need 6): Collect donations along the parade route. Looking for FUN people dressed up for this.  We provide the buckets.  


Admissions (Need 14)

Food Sales (Need 14)

Decoration Crew – We will gather Friday March 15th at 6:00PM

As you can see when we are selling the food hence our need for volunteers.  This keeps our costs down.  Hey! it’s still a $10 ticket.  We want to keep it that way. Donate one hour of your time.


Sláinte!  Health, blessings and luck to the Irish on our day!!

Parade & PaddyFest Volunteer Form

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