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This week, we explore Store Set-up and Breakdown at Union Station!!
The breakdown shifts are so satisfying to find a place for everything and just be done! Its fun and active and crucial so come on out and know your time was well spent!
Sign up on the VOLUNTEER CALENDAR for Wednesday, April 19th at 3:00 PM.
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
Did you know the National Cherry Blossom Festival is honoring returning volunteers from 2016?
All 2016 Festival Volunteers will receive the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival Commemorative Pin to commemorate your season of service with us! Feel free to display them proudly onsite at your 2017 shifts and collect them through the coming years!
The 2016 Pins can be retrieved at Blossom Kite Festival and Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival. See an EEC Member for more details.
Don’t miss your chance to bid in the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s online auction. Bid on exciting items including vacations, unique experiences, hotel packages, restaurant gift cards, and much more! All proceeds from the online auction go to keeping the National Cherry Blossom Festival programs primarily free and open to the public.
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
Sign up on the VOLUNTEER CALENDAR for
March 31 & April 1!