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DCBS Volunteers Needed!

There's an activity for everyone!

We need you for any of these on an almost ongoing basis:

DCBS Street Team Representatives - everyone can do this and get the word out about DCBS!   Download and distribute DCBS flyers to friends / hang flyers up at coffee shops, CD stores, malls, banks, venues, etc. -  contact

Blues in the Schools (BITS) Representatives - help BITS Coordinator contact organizations, arrange events - contact

Bookkeeper - record DCBS income/expenses and create reports, assist with taxes -  contact

Fundraising Assistants - create long-term and short-term funding opportunities -  contact

Grants Writers - fill out and submit grants for funding -  contact

Membership Coordinator - Access database skills and organized - contact

Membership Distribution - lick and stick labels/stamps and mail forms to new/renewed members - contact

Newsletter Editor Assistant - compile and edit content and photos, backup to current editor -  contact

Newsletter Contributors - attend and write reviews of DCBS events, write articles about DCBS members, CD reviews, etc. - contact

Volunteer Coordinator Assistants - recruit and organize volunteers -  contact

DCBS Websters - update the DCBS website and/or DCBS MySpace and/or administer Paypal pages - contact

We always need people to help out at the DCBS events and in general, here's what's needed: Volunteer with DCBS
  • 1-2 people to monitor door

  • 1-2 people to staff  DCBS booth

  • 1-2 people to sell raffle tickets (and 1 coordinates drawing)

DCBS Needs Your Help!   For the Fish Fry, in addition to the above, we need:

  • 2-4 fish fryers for 2 hour shifts each 

  • 2-4 servers to work 3 hour shift each

  • fish fry ticket collector to work 4 hour shift (chair provided)

  • setup/cleanup assistants

To help with the above, contact

DCBS Annual Festival

Support the Annual DC Blues Festival (Always Labor Day Saturday). 

Volunteer for the DC Blues Festival!

Send the following information to with the subject line Volunteer for DC Blues Festival:

  1. Assignment Preferences (please send 3, in order of preference) from the list below.

  2. Your preferred time - we ask that you help out for at least 2-4 hours between 11am-11pm

  3. Your name / phone / email / DCBS member (yes or no)

If you can help, send your preferences to 

Here's what we'll need this year:


Front Gate near Workshop Stage:

  • Hand out brochures, welcome attendees
  • Errand runner - cellphone needed

Stage Front:

  • Sell merchandise, promote events
  • Side path monitor
  • Errand runner - cellphone needed
  • Writer/reviewer/interviewer - interview the audience, and write an article about the Workshops and the show for the DCBS Capital Blues Messenger newsletter

Back Stage:

  • Heavy equipment movers
  • Errand runner - cellphone needed

 Back Gate:

  • Monitor parking (load in/out only), watch gear in garage


  • Assist with room set up / serve & monitor food / ensure artists receive meals
  • Heavy equipment movers

After Party (7:30pm-midnight)

  • Door monitor
  • Raffle ticket sellers

Volunteer names need to be supplied to the National Park Service at the beginning of August, so sign up soon! Contact    With your help, this festival continues to be a bluesin' success!  Thank you!