General information

Festival Volunteers

Race Volunteers

Volunteering Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival Volunteer Team. The Festival, as our largest event, needs the most volunteers, but we also run paddling programs throughout the year and these programs require a number of committed volunteers.

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival:

August 26th, 2017

Applications are accepted based on:

  • The number of volunteer positions available
  • The stated availability to volunteer
  • Applicable skills, knowledge and experience

Registration for Returning Volunteers

Returning volunteers must register again each year; re-acceptance is not automatic.
Thank you again for your interest in volunteering for the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival.

Volunteer Form

Festival Volunteers

Festival Volunteers work primarily providing excellent customer service throughout the site. Festival Volunteer duties include:

  • Greeting customers and providing accurate information
  • Checking passes
  • Selling merchandise
  • Helping to set up and run various activities, such as children’s crafts or paddler games
  • Assisting entertainers
  • VIP/Sponsor services

A smaller number help us before the festival with leadership activities such as organization, administrative, coordination, and social media.

  • Leadership roles organizing the festival
  • Working with media
  • Organizing teams of volunteers
  • Organizing programs such as those for children, sponsors, or adult paddlers
  • Assisting with volunteer registration and data entry
  • Working at an information desk
  • Providing technical set-up or strike support
  • Working with our VIPs and Sponsors

Volunteer Form

Race Volunteers

Race Volunteers are assigned to work specifically with the dragon boat teams on-water, on the docks, at paddler meeting areas, and in Racer’s Village.  Volunteers are assigned to their stations at the start of each race day and training will be provided at the beginning of each shift.  Though there are a number of tasks to be performed, the majority of work is down on the docks, supervising the loading and unloading of paddlers safely into and out of the dragon boats.

Volunteer Form

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