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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 ads@dcblues.org

Blues in the Schools (BITS) Representatives - help BITS Coordinator contact organizations, arrange events - contact bits@dcblues.org

Bookkeeper - record DCBS income/expenses and create reports, assist with taxes -  contact president@dcblues.org

Fundraising Assistants - create long-term and short-term funding opportunities -  contact president@dcblues.org

Grants Writers - fill out and submit grants for funding -  contact president@dcblues.org

Membership Coordinator - Access database skills and organized - contact president@dcblues.org

Membership Distribution - lick and stick labels/stamps and mail forms to new/renewed members - contact president@dcblues.org

Newsletter Editor Assistant - compile and edit content and photos, backup to current editor -  contact president@dcblues.org

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

Volunteer Coordinator Assistants - recruit and organize volunteers -  contact volunteer@dcblues.org

DCBS Websters - update the DCBS website and/or DCBS MySpace and/or administer Paypal pages - contact webmaster@dcblues.org


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 volunteer@dcblues.org


DCBS Annual Festival


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

Volunteer for the DC Blues Festival!

Send the following information to volunteer@dcblues.org 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 volunteer@dcblues.org 

Here's what we'll need this year:

Pre-Festival

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

Hospitality:

  • 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 volunteer@dcblues.org    With your help, this festival continues to be a bluesin' success!  Thank you!