Presenting Sponsor

VOLUNTEERS

TUESDAY, MARCH 18 – VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION. Click here to for information.

1. Register HERE with contact info and shirt size!

2. Check the CALENDAR for shifts; start signing up!

3. Forgot your shift? Utilize the Volunteer PORTAL to review your shifts and hours.

4. Check out the Volunteer Blog!

Be sure to read the Volunteer Manual and Waiver prior to your first shift.

Thank you for volunteering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Additional Volunteer Information

Why Volunteer? The National Cherry Blossom Festival provides cultural experiences that are (largely) free and open to the public. As a volunteer, you support an event that not only enhances, but defines life in our community.

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 the General Festival email. 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 to volunteer by registering online or by emailing  volunteer@downtowndc.org.
  • Be able to understand, agree, and follow the volunteer requirements of the Festival as detailed on the Volunteer Waiver.
  • 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 Days, Opening Ceremony, Tidal Basin Welcome Areas, Blossom Kite Festival, and the Parade.

To volunteer for opportunities with Festival partners and participating organizations, contact the identified individuals:

National Park Service Tidal Basin Welcome Tent & Recycling Program
E-mail Jenn Kays

The Japan-America Society of Washington DC’s Sakura Matsuri – Japanese Street Festival, click here for more information

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, click here for more information

Cherry Blossom Soccer Tournament, e-mail Alex Bearman

Important Note: DON’T DOUBLE-BOOK YOURSELF! When completing the registration form and/or volunteering for a partner organization, PLEASE take care not to create conflicts by stating availability / interest in events with concurrent or overlapping dates and times, or by committing to multiple shifts on the same day with less than an hour in between.

By registering to volunteer, you hold harmless and indemnify the National Cherry Blossom Festival, its affiliated companies, officers, directors, sponsors and employees from and against any loss, damage liability, claims, cost and expense including legal fees which may be incurred by reason of your volunteer participation in the National Cherry Blossom Festival, unless such claims are a result of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Supporting Sponsors

ABC7/WJLA
KIND Healthy Snacks

Parade Volunteer Program Presenting Sponsor