Volunteer for the Festival

We have many volunteer opportunities to choose from and welcome people of all ages. 

Over 100 volunteers are needed annually to make the Sudbury Dragon Boat Festival a success.  Volunteers assist with a variety of duties leading up to, during, and after the festival. We’d love to have you on board!

Volunteer Positions Required:

  • Safety boat operator during dragon boat practices
  • Children’s Area supervision
  • Set-up and tear-down
  • Marshalling area attendants
  • Volunteer tent attendants
  • Results area attendants

Information about Volunteering 

This is an outdoor event, and all volunteers should be prepared to work in ANY kind of weather. Volunteers must be a minimum of 12 years of age. Volunteers under the age of 18 must submit a signed, manual Waiver  to complete their registration. Volunteers will receive: pizza lunch and snacks, water, a volunteer T-shirt, and following the Festival, there will be a volunteer appreciation dinner where you can mingle with other volunteers and win prizes.

Every year since 2012, we recognize an outstanding Male and outstanding Female Volunteer of the Year. This award has been graciously provided by the McColeman family as a memorial to Judy McColeman, a long standing volunteer for the festival.

Judy McColeman Female Volunteer of the Year

Judy McColeman Male Volunteer of the Year

If you are a high school student who needs community credit hours, bring your form with you on the day of the event and turn it in to your supervisor.  On completion of your hours, go back to your supervisor to get the form completed.  Once completed the Festival Coordinator will sign the form.


Click here to apply online