Volunteer for the
Wooden Boat Festival

September 7–9, 2018


Want to be a part of the biggest celebration in town?

Over 500 volunteers support the Wooden Boat Festival each year. They help kids build wooden boats, keep the docks safe, direct traffic, bartend at our pop-up bars, and more. We’d love for you to join our team! To sign up, just follow our easy 3-step process below—don’t forget to select your shifts!

If you need any help along the way, please call or email our volunteer coordinator at 360.385.3628 x124 or volunteer@nwmaritime.org.

Want to be a part of the biggest celebration in town?

Over 500 volunteers support the Wooden Boat Festival each year. They help kids build wooden boats, keep the docks safe, direct traffic, bartend at our pop-up bars, and more. We’d love for you to join our team! To sign up, fill out a volunteer application below. Then wait for the announcement about shift signups going live in the summer of 2018.

If you need any help along the way, please call or email our volunteer coordinator at 360.385.3628 x124 or volunteer@nwmaritime.org.

Step 1: Fill out a Volunteer Application

If you filled out a volunteer application in 2017 and your t-shirt size hasn’t changed, you can skip the application and just sign the waiver. All volunteers must sign a release waiver each calendar year before taking part in volunteer activities.

(Don’t forget to move on through step 3: selecting your shifts!)

Volunteer Application

Step 1: Fill out a Volunteer Application

Please fill out a volunteer application and check “Wooden Boat Festival” under the Volunteer Areas of Interest section. Then read the information below to learn about our volunteer program. Shift signups go live in the summer of 2018. Once you’ve filled out a volunteer application, you’ll be on the list to receive the emailed announcing when shifts are live.

Volunteer Application

Step 2: Read this Important Information

Seriously, please read it.

1. Volunteers are required to attend one of our two volunteer orientations, either August 30 or September 4, 6:00–8:00 PM. Doors open at 5:30. If you absolutely cannot attend an orientation, we still want you to volunteer! Just check in for your shift at the volunteer tent 30 minutes early to receive any needed training. Even if you’re a returning volunteer, please come to the orientation to hear about all the new things we have going on this year. Crew t-shirts will be given out at the volunteer orientations on a first-come, first-served basis.

2. While we welcome you to work as many shifts as you like, working 3 or more shifts will earn you:

• A free 3-day Festival pass
• An official Crew t-shirt with Festival logo
• An invitation to our volunteer appreciation party on Festival Sunday, 6:00–8:00 PM (Actually, all volunteers are invited!)

3. Please check in 15 minutes before your shift start time at the Volunteer Tent inside Festival HQ (near SEA Marine). Please check in there for the first shift of each day you work.

Step 3: Sign up for Shifts


Click on the job titles below to read the full descriptions and signup for shifts. Please be sure to use the same contact information and spelling as you did in your volunteer application. Or click here to see a full list of jobs and shifts on one page.

Or Inquire About Joining a Specialty Crew:

Step 3: Sign up for Shifts

Click on the job titles below to read the descriptions and see where you might like to help out. Then wait for the email announcing the signups in the summer of 2018. If you haven’t yet checked “Wooden Boat Festival” on your volunteer application, please do so in order to receive the email!

Or Inquire About Joining a Specialty Crew:

Questions?

We’d love to help make volunteering easy for you. Call our volunteer coordinator at 360.385.3628 x124 or email volunteer@nwmaritime.org.

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