The Tournament of Roses Association welcomes applications from all eligible candidates who are willing and able to give their time in order to promote and produce the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game, as well as participate in other Tournament activities and events.
As a new member you should expect to spend about 40 hours per year on committee work, mostly during the last few weeks of each year. Before applying, please note that Tournament membership should be considered a long-term commitment. All candidates for membership will be required to complete an application, submit two letters of reference and attend an interview. If accepted as a member, you will also be required to:
- Be between the ages of 21 and 66 as of January 18, 2018
- Live or work within 15 miles of Pasadena City Hall (100 Garfield Ave., Pasadena 91101)
- Purchase a white suit and accessories
- Pay annual dues of $55-$75 depending on member level
- Be available to volunteer EACH year on and around January 1
- Be available to attend committee meetings throughout the year
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that applying will result in membership as there are more applicants than openings each year. The Association has a membership limit of 935.
2018 New Members
COLLEGE INTERN PROGRAM
The Tournament of Roses Association, in partnership with local community colleges, recruit students to serve as volunteer interns along side our volunteer members. College interns must be available to volunteer between December 27 – January 3, 2018, and attend monthly committee meetings in October, November and December.
Potential college interns must submit applications and are interviewed by members of the Tournament of Roses Membership Development Committee. Selection criteria include enthusiasm, positive attitude, and communications skills.
Once selected, college interns are assigned to various operating committees. College interns are expected to attend monthly meetings and volunteer in the same capacity as Tournament of Roses volunteer members.
Applicants must also reside or be currently enrolled in a college or university in the Los Angeles/Pasadena area.
The application for this year’s College Intern Program is available here.
2018 College Interns