Volunteer at the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival!

Join our team of amazing volunteers, and help make the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival possible! Volunteers contribute more than 5000 hours to do everything from holding boats to putting up signs.  Whether you are more interested in greeting our visitors, serving beverages, or getting teams ready to race there is a job for you.

Student volunteers looking for an official record of their volunteer hours are asked to commit to at least two 4 hour shifts between Thursday, August 16 and Monday, August 20.

Some volunteer areas have special requirements, like a Criminal Record Check or Serving It Right certification.

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How to apply

Volunteer Registration for the 2018 Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is now open! Apply to volunteer by completing a Volunteer Application Form. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you once your application has been received and schedule you for suitable shifts.  For more information, email Volunteer@victoriadragonboat.com

Managing your Volunteer Schedule

The Volunteer Coordinator will assign volunteers to shifts based on availability, preference, and suitability for each role. Once you have been scheduled, you will be able to view your schedule on the online Volunteer Information Centre, our volunteer management system. Click here for information!

Volunteer Handbook – coming soon!

Once it has been updated, please take the time to read our Volunteer Handbook to familiarize yourself with the Site Map & information about the festival.

Volunteer Positions

There are many different kinds of volunteer jobs, each with different duties and qualifications. If this is your first year volunteering, or if you’re thinking of trying something new this year, check out our 2018 Job Descriptions (click on headings below).

Volunteer jobs include:



If you have any questions or concerns about volunteering or about your volunteer shifts, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Important Dates

Volunteer Orientation

To be announced


Volunteer Appreciation Party

To be announced