Volunteer Membership

Tournament of Roses Membership

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.

You are invited to attend a reception for prospective members to learn more about what is involved in membership, and how you can become a part of this iconic Pasadena event community!  The reception will be held at Tournament House, 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena CA 91184. 


Tuesday, January 30 6:30-8pm

Thursday, February 1 6:30-8pm


Please email Katie McFadden with any questions.

Click here for MORE INFORMATION about becoming an official volunteer for the Tournament of Roses.