Volunteer Positions

The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival offers a variety of opportunities for individuals to participate in this great community event.

If you don’t want to join the paddlers on the water you may want to consider volunteering at the festival.

We welcome applications from all interested individuals who are 14 years of age or older. Students are welcome to apply, and community hours can be credited.

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Photo by Tabitha Kerr

Please note, every volunteer must sign a waiver, see below, and all new volunteers are required to attend the Volunteer Orientation Meeting that is held at the Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Review the positions listed below to see if there is something suitable for you, then apply online.

*For step by step instructions on signing up to volunteer, please read our “How to sign up” document.

How to sign up

Volunteer Waiver

  • New volunteers are required to attend the Volunteer Orientation Meeting or contact Emily Fleming, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources to make alternate arrangements.
  • A Volunteer Waiver must be completed and signed prior to the festival event
  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age and up, or 16 years of age and up if handling cash
  • Volunteers in positions handling cash must be cleared through the Barrie Public Library
  • Volunteers must work in compliance with the Health and Safety Act
  • Volunteers must sign-in at the Volunteer Administration Tent a minimum of 15 minutes before the shift begins

Festival Volunteer (General)

Basic festival volunteer. May be assigned to any of the listed positions, or work in other areas as assigned.

Volunteer Administration

Work in Volunteer Administration Tent assisting with sign-in, etc. of volunteers
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Team Registration

Assists with Race Day registration of teams
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Team Marshals

Control access to marshalling area and docks, and assist in assembly area for teams
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Site Crew

Assist with setup and teardown of the Festival site
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Results Runners

Collect and relay race results from/to Race HQ and results board
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Results Recorder

Receives and records race results onto results board
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Parking Crew

Control access to parking and the working area of the Festival
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Information Tent

Provides festival information to the public and participants
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Food and Beverage Runners

Distribute refreshments to Festival staff/volunteers unable to leave their positions
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Entertainment Area Crew

Act as stage-hand assistants to the Festival Concert Producer
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Dock Marshals

Work on docks and assist paddlers as dragon boats load/unload
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Announcer’s Assistant

Assists the Announcer by collecting and relaying information
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