Love kids? Duckling Day volunteers needed!


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Sun May 13, 2018, 07:30 AM - 01:30 PM


Boston CommonParkman BandstandBoston, MA 02108
Duckling Day is the perfect springtime celebration of Boston's beautiful parks!


Duckling Day is the most adorable Mother's Day tradition in Boston - and YOU can be part of our volunteer team!

A beloved tradition for more than 30 years, Duckling Day celebrates the children’s classic book, "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey. Every year, over 1,000 people meet up and parade through Boston’s most picturesque parks, dressed like characters from the story. Led by the Harvard Marching Band, the parade will begin on the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and end in the Public Garden near the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculptures. Bring your camera - the parade is possibly the most adorable thing you’ll ever see! The event is a benefit for the nonprofit Friends of the Public Garden.

The volunteer shifts will be roughly: 7:30 - 11:00 AM or 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

Our most specific need is facepainting volunteers for our facepainting booth (this is for the second shift). We have a whole set of simple design templates so the kids aren’t allowed to make you do something really complicated!

If you have no interest in facepainting, never fear! There's lots of fun tasks - the biggest is check-in/registration, but there's other jobs dealing with crowd control at our massage and facepainting stations. There's really lots of fun jobs, so one I know your time preference I'll mark that down, and then I'll work with you to find a volunteer role that suits your interests!

About the event:

  • Duckling Day: May 13th, 2018 (Mother’s Day)
  • Hosted by The Friends of the Public Garden
  • Volunteer shifts: 7:30 - 11:00 AM or 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common (MBTA Park Street or Boylston)
  • More info:
  • Contact:


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Child Care
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Painting
  • Event Management
  • Administrative Support

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • 3.5 to 4 hours
  • kid-friendly attitude is a must!

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