Volunteers Needed for Dragon Boat Festival

Third annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival at the Flathead Lake Lodge, Sept. 13 – 14

By Beacon Staff

Excitement is building for the third annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival at the Flathead Lake Lodge, Sept. 13 – 14, and there are more than 200 volunteer positions to fill. Festival volunteers who commit to a minimum of four hours will receive a VIP parking pass, lunch and a T-shirt.  There will be a volunteer orientation Thursday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m. at the Kalispell Chamber.

Here’s an outline of the volunteer positions available (some times are approximate):

Friday, Sept. 12

Event Set-Up – 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Welcome Reception Team Check-in – 5 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Team Loading – 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or noon to 5 p.m.

Team Marshaling – Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or noon to 5 p.m.

Score Runner – 7:30 a.m. to noon or noon to 5 p.m.

Information Booth – 7 a.m. to noon or noon to 5 p.m.

Spectator Surveys – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer Support – 7:30 a.m. to noon or noon to 5 p.m.

VIP Host – 7:30 a.m. to noon or noon to 5 p.m.

Ticket Takers at the Dragon Bash – 5:45 to 9 p.m. (includes dinner & free entry to Bash)

Sunday, Sept. 14

Team Loading – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Team Marshaling – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Score Runner – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Information Booth – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spectator Surveys – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer Support – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

VIP Host – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Event Break-down – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Volunteers can sign up at http://montana.racedragonboats.com/about/volunteer/.

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