The 5pm Post – Volunteer for Columbia Heights Day Festival, Saturday, Aug. 27

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

From an email:

“Hi Folks-

The 5th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival is now less than two weeks away, and we need your help! Community volunteers at the festival are critical in order make it a success. Join us in serving your neighborhood and having fun at the same time. Sign up today and learn more at our pre-festival volunteer meeting and party at the Wonderland on August 25 at 7:00 pm.

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas on Saturday, August 27:

Set Up: Responsible for setting up tents, tables, chairs, signs prior to the event. (Recommended for those early risers.) You must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Info Booth: Responsible for checking in volunteers and providing information to attendees. You will be the welcome committee for the festival.

Water and First Aid: Responsible for providing water and first aid to the volunteers and performers.

Performance Stages: Responsible for assisting performers, sound producer and managers with equipment and coordination.

Kids’ Zone: Responsible for supervising children’s games, activities, inflatable equipment etc.

Volunteer Floater: Responsible for various tasks, as assigned.

Vendor Relations: Responsible for assisting vendors with questions and coordination of their assigned booths.

Break Down/Clean up: Responsible for leaving the festival grounds and surrounding area cleaner than when the festival began. Responsible for removing tents, tables, chairs, signs, and supplies. You must be able to lift 50 pounds.

After Party: Responsible for checking attendees into the pub crawl or overseeing the concluding raffle

If you are interested in any of these positions contact me at [email protected] We are looking for people to cover 2-hour shifts on Saturday, August 27. We really need your help, and we would appreciate the extra hands to make this festival a success!


Schedule for Columbia Heights Day after the jump.

“10:00 am — free yoga class with Quiet Mind Yoga (field)

11:00 am — free Zumba class with Lola (main stage)

11:30 am — dog show (main stage)

12:00 pm — performance by the cast of Arena Stage’s Oklahoma (main stage)

12:15 pm — King & Queen of Columbia Heights (main stage)

12:45 pm — Challa (Kids Zone)

1:00 pm — In Da Streets (Kids Zone)

1:15 pm — BloomBars Presents: Christylez Bacon & Washington Sound Museum (main stage)

1:45 pm — BloomBars Presents: Ella (Kids Zone)

2:00 pm — Sweetbread Jim’s (acoustic stage)

2:00 pm — Belladonna’s Bohemian Belly Dance (field)

2:30 pm — Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment (Kids Zone)

3:00 pm — National Symphony Orchestra announcement (main stage)

3:00 pm — Potomac Bombs (field)

3:15 pm — Luck Dub (main stage)

4:00 pm — Sticky Fingers’ 4th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest (main stage)

4:00 pm — Rene Moffatt (acoustic stage)

4:15 pm — Flex Matthews (main stage)

5:00 pm — BloomBars Presents: Zezeh Zax (field)

5:15 pm — The Chariors (main stage)”

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