World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Volunteer Positions

There are various positions available for Dragon Boat Niagara 2015. Areas of interest include the following:


• Assist staff with processing accreditation for athletes, officials, VIPs, and volunteers

• Set-up for registration and accreditation (assembling registration packages, wrapping gifts, preparing accreditation tags, etc.)

• Assist with volunteer accreditation during volunteer orientations and official test event


• Assist with airport arrivals and departures of athletes, officials, VIPs and family members

• Assist travellers with the retrieval and collection of lost luggage

• Special Requirements: Volunteers will be positioned at an information booth located in the arrivals area of Terminals 1 and 3 and at arrival gates for each flight


• Supervise selected athletes for anti-doping procedures. Training will be provided on-site by Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) Doping Control Officer

• Previous experience as a doping control chaperone is preferred


• Manage inquiries and requirements of teams effectively during training and competition days

• Ensure security levels and access points are enforced in the accredited areas

• Excellent communications, interpersonal skills, and fluency in other languages are considered assets


• Assist paddlers with getting in and out of boats

• Ensure that the docks are kept clean and boats are bailed


• Assist festival kiosks and provide general information to spectators regarding the festival and competition

• Ensure festival grounds are maintained throughout the event


• Volunteers will be needed in other areas that may not fit into the broader categories

• Able to float between various volunteer roles throughout the event


• Physical set-up and tear-down of the venue throughout the event and moving various deliverables

• Installation, maintenance, and tear-down of all rooms and signage in back of house area and front of house area as required

• Work with other teams to assist with their functions


• Assist officials with organizing crews before they approach the boats


• Provide all accredited individuals (including volunteers) with medical attention, always giving priority to athletes preparing to compete

• Physicians, EMTs, nurses, and therapists are required for medical assistance. Interested individuals will be sent a Medical Application to be filled out

• Qualifications: Proof of credentials will be required upon approval of volunteer application


• Support the operations staff on general event operation duties

• Oversee inventory control system; including radio sign-in/sign-out lists

• Assist in the management of volunteer schedules, signing in volunteers, and the general welfare of all volunteers on-site


• Assist in set-up and delivery of various off-site functions; some duties include: greeters, hosts/hostesses, and ticket takers

• General maintenance and hosting of the VIP lounge at the venue. Volunteers interested in this position must be over the age of 19. Experience in the hospitality of food and beverage industry is considered an assist

• Qualifications: Must hold a Smart Serve certification


• Provide information, such as venue details, accommodations, accreditation, transportation, ceremonies and local information, to Team Leaders at the Venue’s Sport Information Desk

• Communicate all relevant messages to all teams and maintenance of notice boards


• Assist event participants with ‘urgent’ transportation request and requirements

• Drivers will be responsible for transportation between the venue, hotels, social functions and other locations as assigned

• Qualifications: Must hold a valid G license, a clean driving record, and have excellent knowledge of the Niagara Region

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