BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT THE REGINA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

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Become a Volunteer at the Dragon Boat Festival

A Major Part of Our Event

The Regina Dragon Boat Festival is looking for individuals or organizations who would like to be part of a premier water sport and festival, gain experience by volunteering to help with this year’s event.

We recognize and salute all volunteers who contribute to the festival as it would not be possible without the help of many volunteers like yourself who kindly donate their energy and time at the festival each year.

Help make the best festival yet by becoming a volunteer!

There are 2 areas we require volunteers for.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.

While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help those in need and improve your health and happiness

Read More about the benefits of volunteering.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE DRAGON BOAT SITE

The chart below outlines the volunteers required during the Dragon Boat Event in and around the event site.

ACTIVITYDESCRIPTIONVOLUNTEERS REQUIREDDATESTART TIMEEND TIME
Security Wascana Park and Victoria ParkSite Security Wascana Park and Victoria Park Certified guards to provide security for the venue during setup, the event and overnight at both locations. Impact Security TBDJuly 16-184 PM12 PM
Security Wascana Park and Victoria ParkSite Security Wascana Park and Victoria Park Certified guards to provide security for the venue during setup, the event and overnight at both locations. Impact Security TBDJuly 19-217 AM
7 PM
7 PM
7 AM
Security Wascana Park and Victoria ParkSite Security Wascana Park and Victoria Park Certified guards to provide security for the venue during setup, the event and overnight at both locations. Impact Security TBDJuly 227 AM12 PM
Road Closure Attendants – Wascana ParkSecurity to entrance roadway (Legislative Drive) and VIP Parking area6 to 8July 19-217 AM7 PM
Ground KeepersPick up litter around the grounds and empty garbage bins throughout the venue.4 per shiftJuly 19-219 AM
1 PM
1 PM
7 PM
Volunteer Coordinator Wascana Park- stationed at the volunteer information table
- provide volunteers with a T-shirt
- sign volunteers in/out
2July 19-217 AM
1 PM
1 PM
7 PM
Paddler’s Village SecurityEnsure only paddlers with wrist bands or accreditation enter village. (Note: kids and assisted needs people will not be given wristbands)4 per shiftJuly 19-219 AM
1 PM
2 PM
7 PM
Ground Keepers Victoria ParkPick up litter around the grounds and empty garbage bins throughout the venue.4 per shiftJuly 2012 PM
5 PM
6 PM
12 AM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DURING THE DRAGON BOAT EVENT

The chart below outlines the volunteers required during the Dragon Boat Event

ACTIVITYDESCRIPTIONVOLUNTEERS REQUIREDDATESTART TIMEEND TIME
Race Day Announcer- must be comfortable using a microphone
- announce races “play by play” action
- work to get the spectators involved
- fill time with team bios between races and during non-race times
- must be bilingual
DBC to provideJuly 19-217 AM7 PM
Results Tent and RunnersResponsible for receiving results information from race officials and update race results page continuously throughout the day. Updated results pages will need to be printed and posted. Person needs to be comfortable using a computer and printer.4 (2 per shift)July 19-217 AM
1 PM
7 PM
7 PM
Finish LineResponsible for determining official race results and transferring results to results tent. Any official protests will be judged by these persons. Must be a qualified official.DBC to provideJuly 19-217 AM7 PM
Course OfficialsResponsible for line up and start of races. They will monitor race to determine that all teams are following race rules and will control logistics such as right of way. Must be a qualified official.DBC to provideJuly 19-217 AM7 PM
Marshalling ParticipantsResponsible for:
- organizing teams in staging areas, leading them to appropriate dock and getting teams into boats. They will make sure their assigned team returns to the appropriate dock and maintains an orderly exit of the boat.
- ensuring all equipment is out and ready for use
- putting away all gear into the appropriate area, when races have finished for the day
12 per shift (Marshalling)July 19-217 AM
1 PM
2 PM
7 PM
Marshalling ParticipantsResponsible for:
- organizing teams in staging areas, leading them to appropriate dock and getting teams into boats. They will make sure their assigned team returns to the appropriate dock and maintains an orderly exit of the boat.
- ensuring all equipment is out and ready for use
- putting away all gear into the appropriate area, when races have finished for the day
28 per shift (Docks)July 19-217 AM
1 PM
2 PM
7 PM
Marshalling CoordinatorResponsible for:
- docking positions and the safe entrance and exit of boats from dock area.
- Person in charge of the schedule, who will call teams to staging area and then give them the go ahead to move from the staging area to boats.
2 per shiftJuly 19-217 AM
1 PM
2 PM
7 PM
Moving BoatsLoading/unloading boats4 to 6July 13-15 and 24TBD
Setup/Take Down Marshalling AreaAfter festivalA1 RentalsJuly 16
July 22
TBD
Setup/Take Down LanesDetermined by WRCC would like lanes in a week before festival so all teams get to practice on them.WRCC must be up by July 10thTBD

Volunteer Sign Up Form

Thank you for signing up to volunteer with the dragon boat festival. Please fill out the form below to start the process. We will contact you with the information provided in the form.

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