August 18 & 19, 2017
August 18 & 19, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities 

Audio Visual:   Assists with set-up break down of audio visual equipment, will collaborate with marketing, logistics and awards committees.

 

Awards Committee:  Will plan and coordinate awards ceremony at end of race day.  Must secure trophies and award certificates to be presented.

 

Bathrooms:   Ensures bathroom facilities (port o pots) are maintained throughout the festivities.

 

Clean-up: Assists cleanup patrol to sweep the area after 4:30PM on Saturday.

 

Entertainment:  Responsible for planning and execution of entertainment on Friday and Saturday.

 

Guest Services:  Responsible for organizing services to include lost and found, general public assistance, information and emergencies (will work with Public Safety and Works).

 

Merchandise Team:  Develops, obtains, inventories and manages sales of Festival t-shirts, posters or other official Festival merchandise.

 

Overall set-up Committee:  Assists with overall site set-up and mapping of the grounds, includes planning prior to the race as well as the week before and the day of the Festival. Will work with Race Logistics, Vendor, Awards and Entertainment Committees. Ensures any decorations are in place prior to the event.

 

Parking and Transportation Committee: Assists in directing attendees to parking spots and to shuttles; will run from 8:00 AM until 4:30PM Saturday.

 

Racer’s Village:  Responsible for assisting in mapping out of each team space (10x14). Will assist teams with locating their designated spaces in the Racer’s Village, located in the parking spaces along the River walk.

 

Race Logistics Committee:  Assists committee chair with various jobs such as unloading dragon boat supplies, storage of 22Dragons boats, trailers and equipment, starting area; coordinate where, how and when team practices will occur.

 

Safety and Public Works Committee: Assists with maintaining trash receptacles & port-a-pots. Must organize cleanup patrol to sweep the Festival area after 4:30PM on race day.

 

Special Needs Support Committee:  Responsible for access and comfort of people with special needs. Includes accessibility to rest rooms, first aid, respite area and logistics to support service dogs (water stations).

 

Team Coordinator Assistant: Assists with coordinating team registration, paperwork including waivers, practice times and team race "flow" on race day. Follows and assists teams from sign-up to conclusion of races.

 

Tents:  Responsible for overseeing and assissting with the set-up/break down of all tents needed for the festival. To include, but not limited to; VIP tent(s), and team staging tent, etc.

 

Trash:  Responsible for ensuring that there are sufficient access trash receptacles in place and that they are maintained throughout the duration of the festival.

 

Vendor Village & Food Court Committee: The vendor village will be on the front lawn of OLSS Historic Church. Must be available Saturday by 6:00 AM to assist in coordinating vendors and showing them to their space, answering questions, directing vendors to designated parking.

 

VIP Committee:  Greets, directs and assists VIPs, race teams and volunteers as they arrive. Must have extensive knowledge of all festival components.

 

To volunteer

email:     SolomonsDragonBoatVolunteers@gmail.com 

phone:     410-474-2398

 

Proceeds To Support

dragon boats, staff, steer persons

 

Team rosters due now

July 31 -   Final payments due

Deadline may be extended

with Festival Committee approval

Aug. 4 -     Paddler waivers due

Aug. 13 -   Boats arrive

Aug. 19 -   RACE DAY!

 

BOATS ARRIVE in 25 days!

RACES in just 31 days!

2017

Presenting Sponsor

Your Southern Maryland Community Credit Union

2017 Sponsors

Solomons Island

Dragon Boat Festival

P. O. Box 560
50 Alexander St
Solomons , MD  20688

Phone:  410-474-2398

Email:

info@SolomonsDragonBoatFestival.com

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