Volunteers & Participating Organizations

Note: These pages are updated with up-to-date information as it becomes available and are subject to changes.

All events are rain or shine unless noted here and on the homepage.

Latest Update: April 22, 2018

Please direct any specific questions to Sustainability@uml.edu or 978-934-6360

Organization-Level Participation FOrms

Participating organizations need to have a primary contact fill out our simple Participation Forms to participate in the Parade, Festival, or have your events promoted on our calendar.

Why the Festival: Reserving a spot in the festival gives you a chance to showcase your organization and connect with audience members in creative ways. To get you thinking, in the past we have seen organizations do some of the following:

  • play a toss game with recyclable materials for prizes
  • give away items made from recyclable goods
  • pass out pamphlets about their organizations and have a sign up sheet to learn more about the organization

Why the Parade: Reserving a spot in the parade gives you a chance to showcase your organization and connect with the public in creative ways. To get you thinking, in the past we have seen organizations do some of the following:

  • invite friends and families of the organization to join them on the walk through downtown Lowell in organization shirts
  • perform a unique dance routine in the street
  • Ride pedal powered-vehicles in the parade lineup.

This is a great opportunity for you and your organizations. Please sign up by March 31, 2018

For any questions, you can contact Tyler Arrigo.  

Key Information for Participating Organizations & Volunteers

If you are part of a participating organization or on a volunteer team click the relevant links below to learn about where you need to be, when you need to be there, and what is required of you and provided by us for each of the activities:

NOTE: IF your organization is doing both the parade and the festival, you will need at least 2 people present at the day of the event. At least one member of your organization needs to be present at the Festival while the Parade is happening.