March 20 - April 27, 2012
Thanks for your interest in volunteering for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Please read all the information below before registering to volunteer.
Why Volunteer? By volunteering for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, its events largely free and open to the public, you support an important event in and for our community. You’ll also have the opportunity to make new friends and have fun. Join us in welcoming the many visitors and residents to the Festival!
Who Can Volunteer? We seek friendly, cooperative, and reliable volunteers who are at least 18 years of age. Knowledge about Washington, DC and the surrounding area is especially helpful – many visitors are from out of town and may need advice getting around!
If you have special needs or represent a group or individual with special needs, please e-mail Sue Murphy. Not all volunteer jobs are appropriate for all people.
Volunteer Requirements: In order for the Festival to schedule and communicate with volunteers effectively, volunteers must:
Sign up for volunteer shifts via the on-line form hosted by Volunteer Hub. Volunteer registration is now open. Register here.
Be able to understand, agree, and follow the volunteer requirements of the Festival as detailed on this page and in the Registration Form.
Complete volunteer assignment(s) in a satisfactory way – arrive on time, stay the duration of your “shift(s)”, wear a volunteer shirt provided by the Festival, and represent the Festival in an enthusiastic, professional, and positive manner.
Notify the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible if your availability changes.
Volunteer Assignments: Volunteers assist the Festival in a variety of ways including but not limited to event set-up, execution, and breakdown; attendee interaction; and site maintenance and clean-up.
Festival events requiring significant volunteer support include Family Day & Opening Ceremony, Washington Monument Welcome Area, Performance Stage at Sylvan Theater, Blossom Kite Festival, and the Parade.