Thank you for your interest in joining the 600 generous volunteers who contributed over 5000 hours of service to the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society’s many initiatives. 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.
Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival: June 23 – 25 2017
Junior Regatta – May 13, 2017
Spring Sprint – May 14, 2017
500m Regatta – June 10-11, 2017
Steveston Dragon Boat Festival – August 26, 2017
Legacy Gala – June 22, 2017
Paddler Party – (4 to 10 pm), June 25, 2017
Applications are accepted based on:
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 Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival.
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If you believe your employees can benefit from a planned volunteer program, we’d love to hear from you.
The Volunteer Team
Festival Volunteers work primarily providing excellent customer service throughout the site. Festival Volunteer duties include:
A smaller number help us before the festival with leadership activities such as organization, administrative, coordination, and social media.
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.
Every year we have a special party to celebrate our volunteers and their contributions. Come on down for food, fun and door prizes.
Date: June 2016, TBD
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Creekside Community Centre gymnasium!
Tickets available at volunteer services and includes BBQ and a beverage.