We cannot say it enough! REALLY! THANK YOU!!


Some shoutouts…

“Opening Ceremony volunteers were the TRUE STARS of the show!!” – Kim Marshall, Opening Ceremony


“Shout out to the best Kite Cops in the Force! Putting a stop to unsafe kite flying never looked so cool” – Diana Cirone, Blossom Kite Festival


“Those Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival Bag Stuffers did an amazing job, Proctor & Gamble were BEYOND IMPRESSED!” – Katelynd Mahoney, Sponsorship and Development


“Loved watching all those up close and personal tweets from our Festival Volunteers!” – Emily Garber, Communications


“This has been such an amazing experience, thank you to each and everyone of my volunteers for welcoming me into this Festival Family!!!” – Caitlin Murphy, Volunteers


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Miss us yet?? See below for a volunteer opportunity!

Please help us make Bike to Work Day 2016 a success!  Volunteers are needed for the DowntownDC Freedom Plaza pit stop!!

Date: Friday, May 20

Location: Freedom Plaza, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW (near the Metro Center and Federal Triangle Metro stations)

Time: 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM


Volunteers are needed for the following tasks:

  • Handing out t-shirts
  • Handing out food
  • Unloading and setting up boxes of t-shirts
  • Handing out free raffle tickets for donated items to attendees
  • Managing the water table
  • Managing the photo station

We ask that volunteers be flexible and willing to help out as needed!  If you’re not comfortable with an issued assignment, please don’t hesitate to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator for reassignment at any time.  Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  No flip flops.  Volunteers will receive a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt, light breakfast and coffee!


Contact by Tuesday, May 17 if you’re interested in helping out!  Feel free to pass along this call for volunteers to other potential volunteers!  


Thank you so much!!

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Check Out the Volunteer Calendar!

Hi All!

Missing us already?  Come join us in the office and be an office volunteer!

We currently have shifts available for our Sponsorship Recap Project!

Hope to see you in here!



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YOU’RE INVITED! Volunteer Appreciation Party!

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Volunteers needed for Sakura Matsuri Street Festival Merchandise!


Help out at our two Merchandise Tables at the Sakura Matsuri Street Festival! You will be assisting the booth manager with sales of festival merchandise and some standing, bending and lifting may be required.

Sakura Matsuri


Date: THIS SATURDAY 4/16/2016

Address: Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood-Accessible via Navy Yard-Ballpark (Green Line)

You get free entrance into the street festival!!!

In order to sign up for shift, simply click the calendar Volunteer Shift Calendar and scroll through. The shift listings are on the calendar for April 16th. Click the shift you would like on the calendar (they’re in green!) and click “sign up”.


Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Office Volunteers Needed for Sponsorship!

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We are VERY flexible with anyone who may be available during the times our office is open.

We need volunteers daily Monday, April 11th – Friday, April 15th from 12:00 PM to 4:00PM. (Up to 2 volunteers per day!)

You will be assisting our Development Team with the Sponsorship Recap Project.  This involves perusing through Festival printed materials and identifying where our wonderful sponsors are mentioned, then highlighting and tagging them.  Great for people with excellent concentration or who want to learn more about sponsorship and development!

Sign Up on the Volunteer Calendar under “Office Help – Sponsorship Recap Project” or email the volunteer department intern Michelle Wang at to sign up!

Thank you in advance, we really appreciate it!

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10 Things We Love About Our Volunteers

To celebrate our 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival and Volunteer Appreciation Month we decided to write a love letter to our phenomenal, fabulous and totally incredible volunteers. Here are 10 things we love about YOU……

HEart Volunteers

  1. YOU sacrifice time away from your family, friends and personal lives to make sure our festival smooth running.
  2. YOU are passionate. YOU care about the world.
  3. YOU are in inspiration.
  4. YOU are dedicated.
  5. YOU are happy to help, whatever the task.
  6. YOU are super enthusiastic about trying new things.
  7. YOU are positive. YOU don’t complain, and just do what needs to be done with a good attitude.
  8. YOU use your skills and talents for good.
  9. YOU bring your friends to celebrate our festival.
  10. When YOU are in the office or on site, we feel like everything will be okay.


These are only 10 things, but we could go on! To the best volunteers in DC- THANK YOU!

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