Thank you for your interest in volunteering.
All volunteer positions have been filled for this year’s festival.
These are the volunteer opportunities at the 2019 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival.
Assist Artist Avenue area vendors with set-up. 7:00 - 10:00 AM.
Arts & Culture
Assist Arts & Culture area exhibitors with set-up. 7:00 - 10:00 AM.
Assistant Main Stage Manager
Work with Main Stage Emcee, Main Stage Manager, performers and other volunteers on Main Stage. Help performers move, set up and dismantle equipment. Assist performers as needed before and after they go on stage.
Ensure the equipment for performers and martial arts groups is in place and that they are ready to go on stage at scheduled time. Help keep all performances on schedule. Manage crowd control around off-stage area. 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 12:30 - 5:30 PM.
Assisting exhibitors, performer and vendors
Assist exhibitors, performers and vendors at unloading and loading areas - Metro Courthouse parking lot, Union Street and 3rd Avenue North. Monitor unloading to be sure cars without parking passes are moved to the garage after unloading. 7:00 - 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 - 5:30 PM.
Checking in Martial Arts groups and performers
Answer questions. Provide directions to designated rooms in the Metro Courthouse. Monitor entrance to the Courthouse in coordination with Courthouse Security and General Services staff. 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:00 - 4:00 PM.
Collecting festival donations
Assist with donation collection in all festival areas. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
Cosplay Contest Handler
Assist Cosplayers with costumes. Help Cosplayers as needed on and off stage. Coordinate and manage Cosplayers photo session after the contest. 12:00 - 4:00 PM.
Check-in volunteers and staff. Assist the Volunteer Coordinators throughout the day as needed. 7:00 - 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 - 5:30 PM.
Answer questions about the festival. Hand out programs. Sell performer merchandise. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
Assist throughout the day as needed in all festival areas. 7:00 - 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 - 5:30 PM.
Assist Ginza Marketplace vendors with set-up. 7:00 - 10:00 AM.
Hand out festival programs at the 3rd Avenue, Founders Towers and Union Street entrances. Answer questions from festival-goers and provide directions. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
Hello Kitty Bounce House
Collect signed waivers for all children. Monitor bounce house to be sure play is safe - children of the same size in the bounce house and not too many children. Set and monitor time for each group in the bounce house. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
Assist J-Funland area exhibitors and vendors with set-up. 7:00 - 10:00 AM.
Sumo Wrestling Circle
Get suits ready for sumo wrestlers. Assist wrestlers putting on sumo suits. Disinfect suits after each match. Collect signed waivers from all wrestlers. Monitor and set times for each match. 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 - 5:30 PM.
Taste of Japan
Assist the Taste of Japan Area Manager and vendors with set-up and throughout the day. Check tables and chairs in cafes and be sure cafés are looking neat and are trash-free. Assist with line management. 7:00 - 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 2:00 - 5:30 PM.