Patchogue Village’s recreation & parks department is in need of volunteers for next month’s St. Patrick’s Parade/5K run.

The downtown festivities kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19.

The type of jobs would include:

• Handing water to runners as they pass the finish line.

• Manning the streets with barricades at designated posts that ensure the safety of the runners as they run the course.

• Cheering runners on as they pass.

• One- and two-mile callers are also needed.

“Basically I need people on the street helping man the roads,” said Maria Giustizia-Hilton, the recreation & parks director.

It’s the 21st annual event, which is co-sponsored by the village and the Greater Patchogue Foundation.

It features floats, pipe band and more.

Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact the department’s office at (631) 475-4302, ext. 162.

Or, email