Tube Float Volunteer Application

The Great Western Tube Float, aka The Parker Tube Float, is a long-time tradition in the region. This event is a fundraiser for the Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (PRCCT). This non-profit organization operates the only state accredited Local Visitor Information Center (LVIC) in La Paz County. PRCCT is a chamber of commerce and destination marketing office in addition to the LVIC and has been serving the community for 65 years! The Parker Tube Float creates a "fourth" summer holiday weekend in the region and provides major economic impact to the Town of Parker, La Paz County, area businesses and community members working in the tourism field. Tourism is the number on industry in La Paz County and Parker and your support is very much appreciated and critical to the continuation of this iconic event. There are many ways to volunteer for this event. There will be a pre-event volunteer lunch meeting for all volunteers in addition to the supplies noted in the volunteer position description. PLEASE CHECK THE BOX OR BOXES IN WHICH AREA(S) YOU CAN VOLUNTEER. CHECK ALL BOXES THAT APPLY.
Parker Tube Float Volunteer Application
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Assist Vessel
During the event, we need help from assist vessels on the water. The duties would include towing registered participants from the shore and docks into the middle of the river to help them into the current for a better floating experience. We provide ice, water, official marine event banners, gas voucher. A vessel is required for this volunteer position. Jet boats are preferred. Jet skis are a viable option as well. An in-service performed by La Paz County Boating & Safety is mandatory. At this in-service you will receive specific instructions from Boating & Safety Officer and a radio to contact law enforcement and/or first responders.
Gilligan
This position is for those who would like to volunteer on a vessel but do not have one. Every "Skipper" should have at least one "Gilligan."
PWC Trash Brigade
This position is for volunteers that have a PWC and would like to help collect trash on the water during the event. We provide ice, water, official marine event banners, gloves, trash bags, gas voucher.
Trash Brigade - Shore
Help us keep the river and shores of the Colorado River Clean. Every event has trash and this is a very important task. We will provide bags, gloves, ice, water during clean-up.
Float Coach
Launch Site Float Coaches will assist organizers in delivering information to floaters and directing floaters to the launch area, inflation station and answer questions that may arise. Event Area Float Coaches will be placed strategically along the route at businesses and areas of shoreline. Event Area Float Coaches may be placed with security teams along the route. An Event Area Float Coach will encourage floaters to navigate to the finish line where after-float festivities will start at 2 pm. Finish Float Coaches will assist floaters getting out of the water, directing them to the deflation area and gather wristbands for entry into the fabulous prize drawings at the after-float festivities.
Trash Brigade - Vessel
Help us keep the river and shores of the Colorado River Clean. Every event has trash and this is a very important task. We will provide bags, gloves, ice, water during clean-up.
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