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!

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!

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……

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  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!

Online Auction Is Now Open!

Do you know about the National Cherry Blossom Festival Online Auction?

You can bid on exciting, luxurious, and one-of-a-kind items, restaurant gift certificates, and much more! The auction will run through April 17, 2016 with all proceeds going to the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Funds raised during the auction help keep Festival events free and accessible to the community. Auction items range from exciting hotel stays to donated items guaranteed to bring delight and excitement.

You can find lots of amazing and valuable items, such as our favorite:

7 Nights of Accommodation – St. James’ Club Morgan Bay, Antigua

Opening Bid: $1400
Next Bid: $1400
Value: $2800


Don’t hesitate to join our Online Auction!

Tell you friends and family and let the bidding begin by following the link here!

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