Volunteer Information

Calling all volunteers!
Recruit your friends and family!

Planning is well underway for the Machestic Dragons’ 12th Annual Dragon Boat Festival, “Paddle for Pink” on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Mercer County Park Lake, West Windsor, NJ.

Paddle for Pink is an exciting, inspiring and huge event featuring more than 50 dragon boat teams (each with 20 paddlers) racing on Mercer County Lake. This important event celebrates breast cancer survivors and raises funds to support local women, men, and families affected by breast cancer. This is a community-based event and all funds raised remain in our local communities!

Volunteers are the key to making this event a success. We need help with various activities throughout the day: parking, set up and break-down, dock hands, drummers, and more! You can help for a few hours, a half day or the entire day. Prior to race day, you will receive detailed information about your assignment, what you need to bring and what we will provide!

We need community volunteers who can come out to work, have a lot of fun, and also support our cause! We need you! We welcome volunteers ages 16 and up, including high school students (a high school class, scouts or church group, etc.). We will provide community service hour certificates for students who are working the event.

We are collecting names and contact information for volunteers now and will be making the assignments in late May. Please send your contact information (email, cell and home telephone) as well as your availability, working a few hours or the entire day to paddleforpink@paddleforpink.org.

We Need You!
Help us support breast cancer survivors and their families!

Volunteer Opportunities

Set up personnel: Early birds needed at 5:30 AM to work a 3 hour shift until 8:30 setting up tents, tables and materials. Must be able to lift 20 pounds (set up). Volunteers needed: 5

Parking Personnel: Early birds needed at 6:00 AM to work a 2 1/2 hour shift until 8:30 assisting in the parking operation. Volunteers needed: 3

Marshalling: Hand out life vests and paddles. Keep teams organized in the chutes leading to the docks. Three hour shifts starting at 7:30 AM. Volunteers needed: 12

Dock hands: Help team members in and out of dragon boats on the docks. Must be able to bend and squat. Three hour shifts starting at 7:30 AM. Volunteers needed: 24

Drummers: Drummers needed in community dragon boats. We will provide training prior to Paddle for Pink. You will race with several community teams throughout the race day (8:00 to 4:30), keeping the stroking cadence by drumming at the bow of the dragon boat. Volunteers needed: 6

Runners: Help needed throughout the day selling merchandise, raffle tickets, staffing the Information Booth and more! Two hour shifts starting at 8:00 run throughout the day. Volunteers needed: 24

Break-down: At the conclusion of our day (approximately 4:30 pm), help needed breaking down tents, tables and re-packing merchandise. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Volunteers needed: 6