Volunteer Positions Still Available! COLOR RUN 9.17.17

That’s right! We still have positions available for Race Day!

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Want to be lead volunteer for the Color Run? This is a great way to get in some practice before lead positions for the Festival are available.  Email cmurphy@ncbfdc.org for more info.

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Meet Your EEC Vol. 6: GAIL BROECKEL

How did you get started with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and how many years have you been volunteering with us?

The Cherry Blossom Festival is a sentimental family activity.  I have enjoyed walking around the tidal basin and seeing the beautiful pink trees since I was a child.  I have volunteered for the festival on and off over the years. For the past five years, I have rarely missed an event.

Why did you want to join the EEC?

I love everything associated with the cherry blossoms. I have a passion for volunteering. The gift of time is the best gesture you can give a person/organization.  Since I feel a part of the “pink family” I am happy to be a part of a team that will help make each event successful.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I am obsessed with tiaras and cows.

 

What is your favorite part about being a National Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer?

Volunteering allows an inside view to amazing culture and experiences.

 

What would you say to someone thinking about volunteering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival? Any words of wisdom?  

If you want to volunteer for an amazing organization, the festival is one of the best places to share your time.  I see the same familiar faces each year. When you feel appreciated, you return as a volunteer.

 

What do you do when you’re not volunteering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival?

I manage social media accounts and plan events.  You can follow me on twitter @Lobby4you.

 

What is your favorite National Cherry Blossom Festival memory?

I don’t know how to select just one memory.  I love watching the cherry blossom balloons being blown up before the parade.  I enjoy seeing the performances at the opening ceremony.

 

Any wishes for future National Cherry Blossom Festivals?

I hope that tickets sell out at each event and that crowds are larger than previous years. There are so many awesome activities leading up to and during the festival.

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Gail pictured here as a child with her family at the Tidal Basin

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Volunteer Opportunity: Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Volunteers are critical to the success of the Festival and work closely with the Festival staff and participants. Volunteers contribute to a variety of duties, which include conducting surveys, assisting stage managers, audiovisual documentation of performances, and general administrative and production support. These are just a few of the opportunities available. Year after year, volunteers return to the Festival because it offers great fun, great people, and lots to learn.

Please follow the link to apply. Not all opportunities are posted yet; please check back soon for a complete list. Applications are due June 5.

If you already have a Smithsonian EVANS Volunteer Account, you will not need to fill out the application, but you will need to update your Festival availability and job preferences. Log into your account and look under Volunteer Menu in the left column. Select My Profile, where you will be able to fill out your Festival volunteer job preferences and availability.

Contact volunteer coordinator Michelle Banks at CFCH-Volunteer@si.edu or call 202.633.7488 for more information.

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Volunteers can help participants explain and interpret their crafts and other traditions for visitors.

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Volunteer Opportunity: PGA TOUR

CALLING ALL GOLF LOVERS FOR JUNE 26 – JULY 3

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Want to be this close to your favorite PGA TOUR golfer? Join the Quicken Loans National volunteer team and come inside the ropes to get a front row view of all the action on course. Volunteers are needed on over 20 committees. Be a part of D.C.’s premier PGA TOUR event and experience this unforgettable opportunity. Learn more at www.qlnational.com/volunteer or email qlnvolunteers@tigerwoodsfoundation.org.

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Meet Your EEC vol. 5: CAROL ZHENG

How did you get started with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and how many years have you been volunteering with us?

I first went to the National Cherry Blossom Festival five years ago when I first came to the US, I was totally attracted by this fantastic national celebration. So after moving to DC last summer, I signed up with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in August as a volunteer and thus became one of the members of the executive committee.

 

Why did you want to join the EEC?

I want to try my best to bring all the happiness to everyone, then National Cherry Blossom Festival is a best choice to achieve my goal. Joining the EEC can help me to move one step forward to my goal, and I can also meet different people that all have the passion to plan the national celebration and bring the best results to the whole world.

 

What is a fun fact about you?

I am a crazy foodie

 

What is your favorite part about being a National Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer?

I can get involved into different stages of this national celebration, I can learn hands-on experience but still meet many friends that come from different regions, have different career paths and interests, and finally we all become friends.

 

What would you say to someone thinking about volunteering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival? Any words of wisdom?     

Be passion, smile, and be yourself!

 

What do you do when you’re not volunteering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival?

Actually I am a master student at George Washington University now, besides volunteering at NCBF, I study for my degree while I also do baking and flower arrangements at home.

 

Any wishes for the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival?

Hope every year in the future we can see pink flowers shining as always!

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Carol pictured on the left

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NEEDED: Bike To Work Day Volunteers!

Downtown DC needs volunteers for Bike to Work Day

Please help us make Bike to Work Day (BTWD) 2017 a success!  Volunteers are needed for the DowntownDC Freedom Plaza pit stop! Click here to for more information and to sign up.

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Date: Friday, May 19
Location: Freedom Plaza, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW (near the Metro Center and Federal Triangle Metro stations)
Time: 6:15 AM – 10:00 AM

BTWD event info:

http://www.downtowndc.org/event/bike-work-day-2017

Volunteer Form: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScq1Gb3wgQ82vfZanQ8aNeN-JF9KDGWJmn5LemriyA3Y9d5sg/viewform

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Volunteer Discount on NCBF Merchandise!!

As a thank you to all our volunteers you will receive a 25% discount on your purchase at the Union Station kiosk when you bring your Green Volunteer T-shirt or a photo of you volunteering!!

Date: Monday, April 17th – Wednesday, April 19th

Where: Union Station kiosk

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