This week, we explore the Parade Merchandise: The second shift at Dance & Choir Rehearsal (FRIDAY) at UDC!
Volunteers will enjoy helping performers select the perfect Festival merchandise to commemorate their performance in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®. While the merchandise table is outside the doors of the rehearsal, volunteers will be able to peek in from time to time to watch!
Sign up on the VOLUNTEER CALENDAR for Friday, April 7th at 3:00 PM.
How did you get started with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and how many years have you been volunteering with us?
I knew little about the Cherry Blossom Festival until my employer became a Parade sponsor. As a non-designated living kidney donor, I was able to ride our float. In doing so, I met lots of fun volunteers and staff and decided to become a volunteer myself. This will be my fourth year volunteering.
Why did you want to join the EEC?
To become more involved in the Festival.
What is a fun fact about you?
I like to sky dive.
What is your favorite part about being a National Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer?
Meeting lots of interesting people and being helpful to our community.
What would you say to someone thinking about volunteering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival? Any words of wisdom?
You will have the opportunity to engage in different type of activities and meet lots of interesting people and helping your community at the same time.
What do you do when you’re not volunteering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival?
I work with organ, eye, and tissue donor families and transplant recipients as well as educating our community on the importance of registering to be an organ donor. Did you know 22 people die a day waiting for an organ?
What’s your favorite National Cherry Blossom Festival Memory?
After meeting donor families and transplant recipients, Miss America texted one of her fellow contestants whose platform was organ donation to share her experience meeting these individuals.
Any wishes for the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival?
Beautiful warm weather that coincides with the peak of the cherry blossoms during the Festival
This week, we explore the Health & Fitness Expo: Merchandise at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Miler!
Volunteers will enjoy helping customers select the perfect festival merchandise as a token of their visit to Washington DC while attending the Health and Fitness Expo for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Miler!
National Building Museum
401 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
March 31 & April 1!
This week, we explore the Youth Art Contest: Art Installation!
Calling all art lovers and careful hands!!
Have an eye for art? Maybe have a background in Gallery work? Just enjoy looking at impressive art created by local youth? We need your help!
Each year, The National Cherry Blossom Festival and DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative invite students from DC public and public charter schools in grades K through 12 to participate in the Youth Art Contest! All art pieces are judged by a panel, and winners are selected in age-specific categories. These art pieces are hung in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery at the Community Art Show from March 24 – April 9.
This week, we explore the Fireworks Ops Crew!
The Fireworks Festival is a huge, AWESOME, outdoor event complete with 2 stages, a beer garden, food truck rally, water programming, and a grand Fireworks Finale! It is a big event and we need lots of help for the day and night shifts! The Ops Crew is a team of people who can walk the event site and help fix any problems that arise during the event. They’re our problem solvers and the “hands” of the event!
Sign up on the VOLUNTEER CALENDAR for April 15!