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2024 Festival Opportunities

Join a community of engaged and curious nature lovers and support the mission to bring joy, beauty, mindfulness, and connection to the lives of your neighbours! 

Humans need trees and other humans. Deeper connections to the environment around us and to the people we share this land with have a positive impact on our mental health, our happiness, and our sense of belonging. VCBF is dedicated to those pursuits and we’d love your help in making that happen.

We seek volunteers of varying ages and abilities. And the experience can be great for learning new skills and lasting tools to accomplish your own personal goals.

This year, we are looking for team members to join us for our two main events:

  • The Big Picnic
    • Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024
    • Location: David Lam Park
  • Sakura Days Japan Fair
    • Dates:
      • [Day 1] Saturday, April 13, 2024
      • [Day 2] Sunday, April 14, 2024
    • Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Sign up to be a volunteer for the 2024 Festival here.

Volunteer Application Deadline: Sunday, March 10, 2024 (11:59 PM PT).

⭐️ Got Questions?

For volunteering inquiries regarding The Big Picnic and Sakura Days Japan Fair, please contact Allison MacLeod at [email protected].

For volunteering inquiries regarding Blossoms After DarkPop-Ups and other events, please contact Lauren Ham at [email protected].

The Festival is specifically looking for Cherry Scouts for every Vancouver neighbourhood. Cherry Scouts photograph and report to the Festival on the progression of the blossom so everyone can enjoy the show! To learn more about being a Cherry Scout please click here: Cherry Scout. To volunteer as a Cherry Scout, email Wendy at [email protected].

Why Volunteer With Us?

If you have a passion for our 43,000 flowering cherry trees and like meeting new people, our festival events offer a wide range of fun and exciting volunteer positions for you.

At the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, we pride ourselves on building community and diversity. Civic pride soars during the Festival month of April. We seek to build local pride and a sense of responsibility towards the individuals that make Vancouver and Canada such an inspiring place.

By volunteering with us you have a uniquely personal experience to reconnect with community in-person safely out of doors and connect with nature. You’ll help bring joy, hope, and beauty to festival goers from a variety of ethnic, professional, and personal backgrounds. You’ll learn first hand “there is no stranger under the cherry tree.

We also offer volunteer training and project opportunities that will give you lasting tools for accomplishing your own goals.