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VOLUNTEER AREAS

 

 

Volunteers are (and continue to be) the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival’s backbone. We could not have made it to our 16th Annual festival without the hardwork and dedication people like you bring to our festival each year!

Please read the different area descriptions below to decide which part of the festival you’d like to be involved in! Once you’re done here, continue on to the registration form and we’ll see you at the festival on July 29 & 30 at Sloan’s Lake Park! If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]!
Docktor-97VOLUNTEER LEAD
Chairs: Jeannie Doan and Kristy Nguyen
Are you upbeat, outgoing, personable and well-organized? You might just be the person to assist our CDBF Volunteer Chairperson in an assistant role! This is especially great for returning CDBF volunteers who already have experience volunteering in multiple areas. Volunteer Leads will be stationed at Volunteer Headquarters and manage shift changes and placement/training of volunteers. Must be very detail oriented and great at reading/organizing detailed spreadsheets.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting with volunteer check-in
– Managing volunteer shift assignments and reassignments/rescheduling
– Conducting simple volunteer task training and directing volunteers to festival destination
– Distributing benefits such as shirts and lunch tickets
2012CDBFKitWilliams001FESTIVAL AMBASSADOR
Chairs: Jeannie Doan and Kristy Nguyen
Calling all EXTROVERTS! Represent the CDBF on the front lines and greet festival attendees as they’re arriving. Must be upbeat, outgoing, personable, and organized. Festival Ambassadors are the welcoming crew for our festival and help direct attendees around the festival. Festival Ambassadors will also be equipped to conduct festival surveys, which we use as an important measure of attendee demographics.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Serving as roaming greeters and customer service agents of the festival
– Answering questions from festival guests and ensuring they have a great experience
– Offering information and festival program books to guests
– Administering attendee surveys to gather information that helps fund and support the festival
– Promoting various festival highlights in accordance with the programming schedule
– Directing festival attendees to key festival points (lost and found, restrooms, food courts, stages, etc.)
2012CDBF_JEFF_TOWERY-033DRAGON BOAT RACE AREA
Chair: Ding-Wen Hsu
The dragon boat races are the highlight of the festival! Volunteers with experience in sporting events are encouraged to apply! You will be in the sun for the majority of your shift. Be prepared for a fun day outside and wear comfortable clothes and breathable shoes that you won’t mind getting wet. No flip flops! This area is very fast-paced and requires organizational skills, flexibility with task assignments, and an ability to manage a project with little supervision.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting with Team Registration
– Team loading-on and loading-off of boats
– Assisting on the starting line as timers
– Record keepers (leader board updating)
– Flag-setters (must be able to ride/operate a jet ski)
IMG_0922FESTIVAL SHUTTLE AND TRANSPORTATION AREA
Chair: Bryan Yee
The Festival Shuttle Program is one of our proudest accomplishments! If you have a passion for people and great customer service, this is the place for you! A sense of humor entertaining folks in line also helps! Our shuttle runs daily from 6:30am to 8:30pm between our offsite parking at Sports Authority Field and the festival site at Sloan’s Lake Park.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Setting up shuttle queue with provided stanchions
– Setting up appropriate directional signage
– Welcoming/bidding farewell to festival attendees
– Passing out festival program books (including delivering more program books to the Sports Authority parking site on the shuttle)
– Loading people on buses
– Making the decision of when when to release buses in accordance with the shuttle rotation schedule
– Help to load attendee equipment (i.e. strollers)
Lion-DanceOPENING CEREMONY
Chairs: Jinny Kim
Each year, the opening ceremony officially marks the return of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival! Volunteers will be able to witness the chanting of Chinese monks, the eye-dotting ceremony of boats, and the parade of teams. Volunteers will work right in the midst of these sights and sounds as they ensure a smooth running of the ceremony. The night before the festival, Volunteers will be exposed to a run through of the ceremony at the Main Stage.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Directing crowd traffic
– Providing preparation for the eye-dotting ceremony
– Setting up and taking down the opening ceremony preparations
– Gathering race teams for parade
Liu00371BAND STAGE ASSISTANT
Chair: Huong (Helen) Vo
Located within the bustling CDBF Beer Garden, the Band Stage serves up rockin’ tunes all weekend! Volunteers will be interfacing with performance groups as well as festival attendees and will need a great attitude about customer service and cross-cultural communication skills. As many groups have lots of equipment, we also ask that you be able to lift 30lbs. or more and have experience driving a golf cart. Experience handling band equipment is a plus!

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Helping with sound checks
– Organizing backstage area and maintaining cleanliness and safety
– Assisting with setup and breakdown of performer equipment, including transporting equipment to/from performer vehicles and other festival stages
©2014-Hernández-Ponce-Photography-52CULTURAL UNITY STAGE ASSISTANT
Chairs: Ben Thao and Machinez Remainz
Cultural Unity is the CDBF’s urban arts area where attendees can enjoy hip hop dance battles, performances, and live visual art demonstrations. Volunteers will be interfacing with performance groups as well as festival attendees and will need a great attitude about customer service and cross-cultural communication skills. As many groups have lots of equipment, we also ask that you be able to lift 30lbs. or more and have experience driving a golf cart.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting with setup and breakdown of performer equipment, including transporting equipment to/from performer vehicles and other festival stages
– Keeping area clean of trash and/or hazards
– Passing out festival program books
– Being friendly and sociable with performers and attendees
Liu00415GATEWAY TO ASIA STAGE ASSISTANT
Chairs: Peter Pham and Ngoc Nguyen
Gateway to Asia is our premier cultural education area. Stages include the popular cultural education stage, where folks can get up close and personal with Asian culture, and the dynamic martial arts stage. Volunteers will be interfacing with performance groups as well as festival attendees and will need a great attitude about customer service and cross-cultural communication skills. As many groups have lots of equipment, we also ask that you be able to lift 20lbs. or more and have experience driving a golf cart.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting with setup and breakdown of performer equipment, including transporting equipment to/from performer vehicles and other festival stages
– Managing dressing room schedule
– Encouraging/enticing patrons to watch/stay for performances
– Keeping area clean of trash and/or hazards
– Passing out festival program books
– Being friendly and sociable with performers and attendees
/Volunteer-DLDRAGONLAND KID’S AREA
Chair: Jamie Diaz
Dragonland is the CDBF’s fun and educational area for kids. We offer Asian-inspired crafts, games, and activities in a safe environment for the whole family! Volunteers must be great with children, primarily ages 2-11.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting with setup up games, activities, and programming
– Managing and leading Dragonland games
– Keeping area clean of trash and/or hazards
– Passing out festival program books
Ellie-Ludvigsen-2033MAIN STAGE ASSISTANT
Chairs: Jinny Kim
The performance hub of the CDBF, the festival Main Stage is an exciting place to volunteer! Volunteers will be interfacing with performance groups as well as festival attendees and will need a great attitude about customer service and cross-cultural communication skills. As many groups have lots of equipment, we also ask that you be able to lift 20lbs. or more and have experience driving a golf cart.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Helping with sound checks
– Organizing backstage area and maintaining cleanliness and safety
– Assisting with stage décor
– Managing dressing room schedule
– Assisting with setup and breakdown of performer equipment, including transporting equipment to/from performer vehicles and other festival stages

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