2020 MDBF Volunteers

2020 Minocqua Dragon Boat Volunteers

Be part of something special this year and join our team of amazing volunteers to help make the Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival possible! Volunteers contribute more than 1000 hours to do everything from holding boats to putting up signs. Whether you are more interested in greeting our visitors or getting teams ready to race, there is a job for you. Student volunteers looking for an official record of their volunteer hours are asked to commit to at least two 4 hour shifts between Thursday, August 13 and Saturday, August 15.  Please note, all volunteers will receive a free quick dry festival t-shirt and training for their roles on Thursday, August 13 at 4:00 p.m. at Torpy Park. Sign-up before July 1 so we can guarantee your shirt size due to ordering lead times. 

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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT)

Marketplace Sales

Set up and sell Markplace retail products

08/14/2020 (Fri) Marketplace 
4:00pm - 7:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Kim Spagnoli
Jo Anna Cardinal

Marketplace Sales

Sell Marketplace retail products and pack up inventory. Some physical activity is required.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Marketplace 
7:00am - 1:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Kim Spagnoli
Jo Anna Cardinal
Mary Ahern
Mary Dodge
1:00pm - 5:00pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Kim Spagnoli
Jo Anna Cardinal

Dock Assistance-Practices

Assist paddlers in and out of dragon boat. Heavy physical activity, must be able to bend and lift. Bail water from boats. Hold boats in position while loading and unloading. Assure safe but rapid loading and unloading.

08/13/2020 (Thu) Dock 
4:00pm - 8:00pm (6)  
1 of 6 slots filled
Anthony Pogodzinski
08/14/2020 (Fri) Dock 
4:00pm - 8:00pm (8)  
2 of 8 slots filled
Kelly/Naomi Hamerla (2)
Kelly and Naomi

Dock Marshalling

Assist Race Paddlers handing out paddles and PFD's and assist photographers with team photos.If race ends early, afternoon shifts would assist with clean-up (some physical activity required).

08/15/2020 (Sat) Dock 
8:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Becky Rathkamp
Glennes Youngbauer
12:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  

Dock Assistance-Race Day Boat 1

Assist paddlers in and out of dragon boat. Heavy physical activity, must be able to bend and lift. Bail water from boats. Hold boats in position while loading and unloading. Assure safe but rapid loading and unloading. If end early, help breakdown area.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Dock 
8:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Anthony Pogodzinski
12:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  

Dock Assistance-Race Day Boat 2

Assist paddlers in and out of dragon boat. Heavy physical activity, must be able to bend and lift. Bail water from boats. Hold boats in position while loading and unloading. Assure safe but rapid loading and unloading. If end early, help breakdown area.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Dock 
8:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Kelly/Naomi Hamerla (2)
Kelly/Naomi- size Large shirt KH
12:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  

Dock Assistance-Race Day Boat 3

Assist paddlers in and out of dragon boat. Heavy physical activity, must be able to bend and lift. Bail water from boats. Hold boats in position while loading and unloading. Assure safe but rapid loading and unloading. If end early, help breakdown area.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Dock 
8:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
12:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  

Dock Assistance-Race Day Boat 4

Assist paddlers in and out of dragon boat. Heavy physical activity, must be able to bend and lift. Bail water from boats. Hold boats in position while loading and unloading. Assure safe but rapid loading and unloading. If end early, help breakdown area.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Dock 
8:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
John Lewis
Karen Lewis
12:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  

Dock Area Bouncer

Control and protect entrance to Dock Loading Area. Guide unauthorized persons to correct area, and allow access to dock area for authorized persons only. Some physical activity required, including standing during shift.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Dock 
8:00am - 12:00pm   
12:00pm - 4:00pm   

Dock Assistance-Race Day Coverage

Break cover for Dock Assistants. Assist paddlers in and out of dragon boat. Heavy physical activity, must be able to bend and lift. Bail water from boats. Hold boats in position while loading and unloading. Assure safe but rapid loading and unloading.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Dock 
8:00am - 12:00pm   
12:00pm - 4:00pm   

Race Safety Boat

Driver and Assistants for race day safety boat (pontoon). Have a throwable life ring. Have instructions who to call if emergency.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Volunteers 
8:00am - 12:00pm (3)  
12:00pm - 4:00pm (3)  

Race Chaser Boat Referee

Driver of race chaser boat (fishing boat). Pan Am staff will also be on boat. Boat will follow race boats along race course to make sure all boats stay in their lanes during each heat. Afternoon driver will return the boat to Wave Rentals.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Volunteers 
8:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
12:00pm - 4:00pm (2)  

Race Starter Boat Assistant

Drive starter boat to start lane, and sit stationary during race. Verify boat number & team at the start line in the starter boat. Afternoon driver will return boat back to Wave Rentals.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Volunteers 
7:00am - 3:00pm (2)  

Entertainment Helper

Help Entertainment Chairperson as needed, set-up and take down band equipment.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Entertainment Vol. 
7:00am - 11:00am (2)  
Volunteers 
11:00am - 3:00pm (2)  
Entertainment Vol. 
3:00pm - 6:30pm (2)  

Registration Host

Greeter & Info during team practices prior to race. Help register and provide into to team captains and paddlers. Validate or obtain waivers. Organizational skills, outside role, need calm & friendly demeanor and ability to solve problems.

08/14/2020 (Fri) Registration 
4:30pm - 6:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Debbie Seeger

Registration Host

Hosts to guide teams to sites - fast paced walking & friendly.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Registration 
6:00am - 9:00am (3)  

Registration Helper

Greeter & infomation to race day teams. Seated position, but able to walk to guide teams to tents and site locations. Calm and smart demeanor, organization skills required. Possibly requires some ability to use office software and printer.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Registration 
6:00am - 9:00am (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Debbie Seeger
9:00am - 1:00pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Debbie Seeger
1:00pm - 4:00pm (3)  

Registration Helper

Assist registration chair breaking down registration. Organization skills required. Possibly requires some ability to use office software and printer.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Registration 
4:00pm - 6:00pm   

Registration-Race Results

Post race results onto scoreboard. Coordinate sharing results with announcers. Requires volunteer have personal phone with texting capability and knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Dock-Race Results 
8:00am - 12:00pm (3)  
Dock Race Results 
12:00pm - 4:00pm (3)  

Site Painter

Spray paint site locations at Torpy Park. Ability to spray paint straight line and follow maps, walking outside required.

08/12/2020 (Wed) Site 
12:00pm - 2:00pm (2)  

Site Setup

Physical. Hang and place signage, banner flags, barriers/cones, move tables & chairs

08/14/2020 (Fri) Site 
9:00am - 12:00pm (5)  

Site Checker

Sets up park day prior to race day. Requires walking. Checks all locations/stations in both Upper and Lower Torpy are set-up per Site Maps. Directs tent/toilet, trash and other vendors to validate. Helps Site Chair working closely with them as directed.

08/14/2020 (Fri) Site 
1:00pm - 3:00pm   
3:00pm - 5:00pm   

Site Parking Set Up

Set up shuttle and parking signage on race day. Put up parking barriers/cones as needed.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Site 
5:30am - 7:00am   

Site Parking Patrol

Patrol parking lots and guide parking in one of 3 locations: Torpy Beach lot, Volunteer Parking Lot, Brewing Co. Lot. Requires standing outside rain or shine. Vest, flags, and passes/maps supplied. Knowledge of parking options (shuttle, handicap)

08/15/2020 (Sat) Site 
6:00am - 9:00am (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Joe Ogrodnik
9:00am - 12:00pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Joe Ogrodnik

Site Runner

Fast-paced and lots of walking. site runners and problem solvers.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Site 
6:00am - 9:00am (2)  
9:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
12:00pm - 2:00pm (2)  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  

Site Bathrooms

Keep up reputation for cleanest santiation at any event! Check toilets (portable and gazebo restrooms) every 1/2 hour. Replace toilet paper, wipe down handwash sink, Help trash people if slow.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Site 
9:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Mary Shepski
Ken Shepski
12:00pm - 2:00pm (2)  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  

Site Trash Patrol

Responsible for clean grounds and empty garbage carts. Check all bins every 30 min. Roll carts to dumpster and empty, reline, and return. Pick up trash on ground. Walking and lifting required.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Site 
8:00am - 11:00am (2)  
All slots filled
Jillanne Consie
Grant Birmingham
11:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  

Site Take Down

Physical - Clean up and take down

08/15/2020 (Sat) Site 
3:00pm - 7:00pm (6)  
1 of 6 slots filled
Barb Maines
08/16/2020 (Sun) Site 
8:00am - 10:00am (4)  

Volunteers Check In

Check in volunteers and give t-shirt if needed.

08/14/2020 (Fri) Volunteers 
4:00pm - 8:00pm   

Volunteers Concierge

Checks on volunteers for any needs, breaks, etc.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Volunteers 
7:00am - 11:00am   
Fred Miller
And whatever
11:00am - 3:00pm   
Fred Miller
And whatever
3:00pm - 6:00pm   
Fred Miller
And whatever

Volunteers Ambassador

Walk park and check in with volunteers to make sure they are having a great experience. Bring/Offer refreshments, validate volunteers need anything, answer questions. Walking required.

08/15/2020 (Sat) Volunteers 
8:00am - 12:00pm (2)  
12:00pm - 3:00pm (2)  
3:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  

Volunteer Guarding the Minocqua Dragon Boat and pictures

08/15/2020 (Sat) Volunteers 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Beth Wagner (2)
Ruth Wagner, also
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