Give Day Volunteering

Picnic Day Logo

Event Date

UC Davis Campus

UC Davis will be hosting a number of events and fun activities for alumni and their families in the Gateway District and we also have space in the Picnic Day Parade to celebrate our third annual Give Day!

The 29-hour celebrates the theme “Every Aggie Counts: Together, We Add Up!” Whether you are an alum, a friend, a parent, a patient of UC Davis Health, a client of our veterinary hospitals, or a student at UC Davis, you are an important part of our story too. By participating in Give Day, you help us write our next chapter.

Join fellow Aggies online and in-person from noon on Friday, April 12, until 5 p.m. the next day, which will be Picnic Day. This is the third year Picnic Day and Give Day will be joined, culminating in the parade where alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff will show their Aggie Pride and have the opportunity to participate in the Picnic Day Parade, to illustrate philanthropy’s impact on research and education at UC Davis.

Volunteer areas include:

Walk or ride our Aggie Tram in the Picnic Day Parade (Must sign up by 3/31)
Start off your morning joining us for a cup of coffee and grab and go breakfast items before walking in the parade showing your Aggie Pride and holding up signage on how others can support UC Davis on Give Day. Invite your friends, family and donors to participate. All participants will receive exclusive Give Day swag! Register here to participate in the parade: Picnic Day Parade Sign Up

Give Day Information Booth Volunteer (2 hour blocks between 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Speak to guests attending Picnic Day on what Give Day is and assist with taking photos at our fun photo booth. You would stay at one location for the duration of your shift. Depending on shift time, participants may help with booth setup and cleanup. Register here: Give Day Booth Sign Up

Things to note about the parade:
-Please note all individuals participating in the parade will be asked to sign a waiver. 
- You must arrive by 8:30 a.m. as streets around the parade close to the public. The most convenient area to park is the Quad Parking Structure near the Memorial Union or in Lot 25 by the Activities and Recreation Center. All participants must line up by 9:00 a.m. and opening ceremonies are scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.
- If you have accessibility issues, please note that when registering.
- This year we will be have a tram available to most participants. Space is limited on the tram to those with mobility issues, then first come first served.
- Please remember this is a parade so there will up to three miles of walking.

All volunteers will receive a Give Day t-shirt and for those volunteering in an area that isn't the parade, a brief orientation will be scheduled approximately one week before Give Day.  If you are an active UC Davis employee, please seek supervisor approval for any volunteer work executed on Friday, April 12 or Saturday, April 13.

Questions about volunteering at a booth? Contact Andrew Crotto or Alejandra Ramirez.

Questions about the parade? Contact Kyle Urban.