Why Volunteer?

We have an incredible community of over 500 volunteers who come together each year to make this Festival happen. Volunteering for the Festival is a great way meet new friends, experience the Festival from the inside, and simply have some fun! If you volunteer for 3 shifts, you'll also receive a volunteer t-shirt and a 3-day Festival pass! Not ready to commit to 3 shifts? No problem! We can still use your help, and you'll get into the Festival for free on the day(s) you work.

Have questions?

We're excited for you to join the Festival team, and we want to make it easy for you to get involved. Read through the information below, and if you still need help, give volunteer coordinator Angela Hewitson a call at 360.385.3628 x124 or email her at volunteer@nwmaritime.org.


Shift signups go live early July!

Step 1

If you’re new this year, fill out the volunteer application. Then move on to step 2.

If you’re a returning volunteer, just sign the 2018 release waiver. Then move on to step 2.

Step 2

Select your shifts! Remember, working 3 shifts gets you a volunteer t-shirt and a 3-day pass. Volunteering fewer than 3 shifts gets you into the Festival for free on the days you work.

Select your shifts, then move on to step 3.

Step 3

Ready to find out how to be the best volunteer ever?

Take a look at our volunteer handbook to learn everything you need to know about volunteering at the Wooden Boat Festival.

How to be the best volunteer ever

Join the fun!


Select Your Shifts

Shift signups go live early July!

If you’ve already filled out the volunteer application (or, for returning volunteers, if you’ve filled out this year’s release waiver) it’s time to read about the different volunteer crews, then select your shifts. Please use the same name and email address for each shift you select. Be sure to hit “sign up” before moving on!



We love our volunteers!


Have questions?

Our volunteer coordinator, Angela Hewitson, is happy to help! Give her a call at 360.385.3628 x124 or email her at volunteer@nwmaritime.org.