Volunteering at the Festival
Nanaimo Dragon Boat Volunteer Ethics, Expectations and Policies
We want you to enjoy your time being a Dragon Boat Volunteer, and we want the Dragon Boat Festival to be a successful, safe and well-organized event for everyone. This requires commitment to the mission and purpose of the Dragon Boat Festival.
Our Pledge to You
The Nanaimo Dragon Boat organization acknowledges and supports the vital role of volunteers in achieving our mission.
Nanaimo Dragon Boat volunteer assignments address the purpose of the organization and involve volunteers in meaningful ways that reflect abilities, needs and backgrounds.
Nanaimo Dragon Boat volunteers will receive an orientation to the organization, and will receive adequate training to perform their tasks.
Nanaimo Dragon Boat Volunteers will receive appropriate levels of supervision according to their tasks and opportunities to receive and give feedback.
We ask our Volunteers to be enthusiastic ambassadors of the Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival Society. Volunteers will act with respect for the event, and all persons associated with the event.
Volunteers will take responsibility for their commitment to the event and, in particular, for being on time for their shifts and completing all tasks associated with their duties until the end of the shift.
- All volunteers will be responsible for fulfilling their assignments. This means reporting to assigned posts at the start of the shift and completing all assigned tasks until the end of the shift.
- All volunteers will become familiar with their volunteer duties, and with all activities and ceremonies being held on the day of their shifts.
- All volunteers will become familiar with the site layout and the locations of amenities such as washrooms, water, and activities.
- Volunteers will wear a Volunteer T-shirt and a Festival identification card while on duty. Volunteer T-shirts and Festival identification are to be worn/displayed only during shift.
- All volunteers will be respectful of other volunteers, staff, paddlers, performers, and patrons of the Festival.
- All volunteers understand there is zero tolerance on prohibited activities including, but not limited to, vandalism, theft, harassment, the use of, or being under the influence of, controlled drugs or alcohol while on shift.
- Volunteers will have access to beverages, and will be provided with one meal for each four-hour shift they complete.
- Volunteers will be recognized at a Volunteer Appreciation Party to be held after the end of the Festival.