Volunteer Handbook

Every year many volunteers help make the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival the success that it is. Without the hard work and dedication of the volunteer team this event would not happen. Our Volunteer Handbook is your guide to life as a Dragon Boat volunteer!


Recognized as North America's largest dragon boating festival the four day celebration offers free admission to multiple stages with world class programming, marquee concerts, amusement attractions, sports demonstrations, a variety of artisans, exhibitors, delicious culinary treats, beach-side bar, children’s area and non-stop racing. (read more)

Welcome to the Team!

Welcome to the Volunteer Team for the Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival!  It is volunteers like you that help make it a fun and successful event. (read more)

Important Dates

Mandatory Orientation Night: Wednesday, June 19 @ 6pm at Mooney's Bay Park (read more)

Volunteer Information

Each volunteer will select an area to volunteer with, and commit to a minimum of 3 shifts.  Most shifts are a duration of 4 hours, but shift times may vary. (read more) 

Code of Conduct

The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival strives to create a safe and fair atmosphere for all, and requires volunteers to adhere to the following Code of Conduct. (read more)


How do I contact Volunteer Services if I have more questions?  You can contact the Volunteer Coordinator Team at [email protected] or by phone at 613-238-7711 x222. (read more)



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