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, greeting our visitors, serving beverages, or getting teams ready to race. Some volunteer areas have special requirements, like a Criminal Record Check or Serving It Right certification.

VDBF_Volunteers2 VDBF_Volunteers1 VDBF_Volunteers3

How to apply

Volunteer Registration for the 2019 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. This site contains other valuable information including the Volunteer Handbook. Click here for information!

Volunteer Positions

There are many different kinds of volunteer assignments, each with different responsibilities and qualifications. If this is your first year volunteering, or if you’re thinking of trying something new this year, check out our 2019 Assignment Descriptions (click on headings below).

Volunteer assignments 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

Sunday July 21 at 1 pm, Tuesday July 23 at 5:30 pm, Sunday, August 4 at 1 pm.

All Volunteer Orientations take place at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (FGPC). Click Here for a map and address.”

Volunteer Appreciation Party

The VDBF 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Party takes place on Sunday, August 25 from 11 am – 1 pm at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club (Click HERE for a map and address). Jump in a dragon boat with other volunteers for a paddle around the Gorge waterway. Enjoy complimentary use of our kayak and stand up paddle board equipment. Food & drinks provided.