Based on current advice the Society has regretfully cancelled the 2021 Save On Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival as we are unable to ensure the safety of paddlers, vendors, sponsors and spectators both within provincial health and municipal guidelines.
We look forward to a successful Festival - Dragons Of The World - July 8-10, 2022.¬†
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Read the full letter here!
Best wishes to all and thank you for your understanding and your support.
Chair -¬†Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival Society
¬†Join the fun. Be a Volunteer.¬†
How to register as a Volunteer
You will now see the main form to complete.¬†Complete the application form. NOTE: your application will not be submitted until you complete all fields that have the flag marker.
Click I am not a robot (unless you are a robot).
How to pick your Volunteer jobs
Finished. Done.¬†How easy is that?¬†The system will send you an email saying Thank You for being a volunteer.
Walk to Maffeo Sutton park a few minutes before your appointed time. Only limited handicap parking is available on site so take advantage of the free weekend parking at some downtown parking areas...see map for full details.¬†Head to the volunteer tent, near the parking circle, for check in.¬†You will receive details and training for the area you've chosen, an oh-so-fashionable high visibility vest and a volunteer lanyard. As well, you will be told "where to go"!¬†
Volunteer Ethics, Expectations and Policies
We want you to enjoy your time as a Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival volunteer, and we want the Nanaimo 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 Festival Society acknowledges and supports the vital role of volunteers in achieving our mission. Volunteer assignments address the purpose of the Society and involve volunteers in meaningful ways that reflect abilities, needs and backgrounds. Our volunteers will receive an orientation to the Society and Festival, will receive adequate training to perform their tasks,¬† will receive appropriate levels of supervision according to their tasks and will have opportunities to receive and give feedback.
Our talented and valued volunteers are enthusiastic ambassadors of the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival and the Nanaimo 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.