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.



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

Volunteer Opportunity: PGA TOUR




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.

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!


Carol pictured on the left

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