Jun 122013


On Saturday, July 20th, thousands from the Tri-State region will make their way to beautiful Governors Island, NY and Liberty State Park, NJ for the 6th Annual City of Water Day Festival. City of Water Day is a FREE day of entertainment, education & adventure for the whole family celebrating the potential of our waterfront!

Take a FREE trip from Governors Island over to one of the most magnificent waterfront parks, Liberty State Park! It is the only opportunity you will have this year to do this!

We are recruiting volunteers to assist with the events at Governors Island and Liberty State Park. Volunteers are integral to the success of the event! All volunteers will receive a free lunch (vegetarian option available) and t-shirt!

Want more info on the event? Visit our site HERE!

Shifts: Half day or Full day shifts, Pre and Post event shifts

Must be 18+ to volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities:

Crowd Pleaser: If you are a “people person”, have strong interpersonal skills, enjoy problem solving and talking with folks, this area is for you. Roles include crowd control, greeting, staffing the information booth, distributing tickets for tours, surveying event goers, and most importantly, acting as the public face of the event. In addition, roles range from the ability to work well with families and children, to the ability to maintain professionalism and entertain important guests.

  •        Greeter
  •        Partner Fair
  •        Surveys
  •        Family Activities
  •        Activities Fair
  •        Sponsor Liaisons
  •        Ticketing

Land Lover: If you have strong organizational skills, are a good observer and listener, and you are able to take and give direction, this volunteer opportunity is right for you. Roles include assisting in setting up the different areas of the event site (from informational and fun tables to band and stage set up), working with the exhibitors, and helping to maintain the look and feel of the event.

  •        Stage Hand
  •        MWA Fun Table
  •        Harbor Coalition

Assist with the Press Event: If you are a person who prides yourself on your professionalism and communication abilities, this position is perfect for you. There will be a morning press event at Governors Island and at Liberty State Park with local elected officials, government agencies, and community leaders. Volunteer roles include greeting, staffing the press and sign-in tables, ticketing, helping document what happens, and acting as the public face of the event.

  •        Press Event

Dock Workers: Are you a person who loves water activities? Get the most out of your City of Water Day experience by helping at the water’s edge. Be a City of Water Day Deck Hand. This work is rewarding and energetic and embodies the water experience. We need people who are willing to get their hands dirty and wet! We are looking for folks to hold deck lines for both small and large historic boats, assist the dock master and ensure the boats dock and load their passengers safely, stabilize kayaks, help carry kayaks, assist paddlers getting into and out of the water and in general working at the kayak dock on Governors Island. Kayak tour guides will help professionals give kayak tours and will be out on the water. You must love the water and not be afraid to be hands on and at the water’s edge, active and engaged. The docks are an exciting place to be on City of Water Day!

  •        Kayak Wrangler
  •        Line Handler

Boat Attendant

Have you always wanted to say “I’M ON A BOAT” and actually be on a boat? Well this is your chance! We need volunteers to help maintain the order on our free boat tours at the City of Water Day. Responsibilities will include: making sure passengers get on the boat, making sure passengers get off the boat, making sure the narrator on the boat can be heard, keeping the general order. Be sure to bring your sea-legs! (Use GI submission form to sign up.)

Set Up & Break Down: If you are responsible, timely, and want to enable the success of this event, then this is the position for you. Roles include setting up in the morning before the event, bringing supplies out for the Waterfront Activity Fair, in addition to breaking down the event at the end of the day. Without you, the City of Water Day would not be possible.

Visit http://www.cityofwaterday.org/volunteer/ to sign up and get more information

Contact  Sylvie Luzio at (212)-935-9831 ext 112 or  sluzio@waterfrontalliance.org if you have any questions

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