If you are interested in meeting new people and having a great time while supporting South Florida’s largest one-day event, Winterfest is the place for you! We have volunteer opportunities for the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Family Fun Days, Winterfest Launch Party, Family Fun Day, Black Tie Ball, and our Outdoor Parade Viewing Area.
Do you own a boat and like to watch the Parade? Consider becoming a recognized vessel on the waterway. As a Control Boater (with your vessel in prime anchoring location on Parade Night) you and your friends can volunteer to be the eyes and ears of the Parade. 2022 Control Boat Form.
The Winterfest Black Tie Ball will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and is the largest Black Tie in Fort Lauderdale. We utilize approximately 25-30 volunteers for this event to help with the Silent and Live Auction, guest check-in, and greeters.
At Las Olas Intracoastal Park (the new location for Parade Viewing), we use approximately 100 volunteers throughout the day in shifts. We begin setting up on Wednesday, the week of..parade, and your help is needed. On the day of the parade, we begin at 8:00 am to help with setup. Banners need to be hung, decorating to do, just the usual set-up for a BIG PARTY! Fill out the volunteer registration form and someone will contact you.
If you are available to answer phones and help out in the Winterfest office with ticket sales, we will start scheduling volunteers for November through December and then again in January to wrap up and help recap the year for our Sponsors. We also participate with a booth at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October and will need volunteers to help man our booth. On the night of the parade we have volunteer spotters and spectators with boats who volunteer as Control Boats for the Parade.
Students: Need service hours? Distribute our posters to various businesses around your home or school for credit. Poster distribution begins in September! Get your Service Hours while shopping or visiting your favorite spots by Poster Distribution in October. Come to the Winterfest Office the 3rd Week of October to pick up Posters and this FORM. It is EASY!
Volunteers will receive attendance information to the Volunteer Party in March!
Volunteer Application Form
Winterfest is a not-for-profit organization, and we rely on our broad base of volunteers to support each event. We truly appreciate your participation and hope you enjoy the 2023 Winterfest Celebration. If you have any questions, please contact the Winterfest office 954-767-0686 or by email, info@WinterfestParade.com.