The Strawberry Festival is proud to be an entirely volunteer run event! When the Lebanon Strawberry Festival Association, Inc. was formed in 1984 as a not-for-profit organization with the sole purpose of assuming the responsibility of planning and orchestrating the Strawberry Festival each year, it did so with an entirely volunteer staffed Board of Directors. That is one of the traditions of Strawberry Festival that hasn't changed.
In addition to over 40 Board positions, which represent the leaders of over 20 different Committees, there are teams of volunteers working with each committee to execute the planning of that section of Strawberry Festival. Marketing, Junior Parade, Entertainment, Sponsors, Vendors... There are a lot of different teams working together year-round to make all the different parts of Strawberry Festival come to life.
The saying “It takes a village...” applies to Strawberry Festival as well. During the week of Strawberry Festival, our Board Members and Committee Members get joined by a small army of volunteers to help serve as our Event Staff. Some come as part of a civic group, others come because they love Strawberry Festival and want to serve their community. Some just want to know what it's all about. There are a wide variety of tasks—helping the site crew set up barricades and tables, helping in the parking lots, monitoring the entry gates, passing out child-ID stickers, and so much more. There are is something for everyone looking for ways to get involved.
No matter what brings you to wanting to volunteer at Strawberry Festival, we're beyond glad to have you! Our event truly wouldn't be possible without our amazing team of volunteers, and we try and spoil our volunteers just enough they know they're appreciated. All of our Volunteer team gets a complimentary parking pass and a free event t-shirt for 4-minimum hours served, but we like to take it a step further than most events... So we provide access to our special “Volunteer Hospitality” area. It is exclusively for our volunteers, and our Hospitality Team treats us with amazing meals, snacks, beverages, and even some nice cold AC when it's time to cool off! It's a private volunteer-oasis at the heart of Strawberry Festival. Are you going to come join us?
For more information about volunteering at Strawberry Festival, please contact our Volunteer Coordinators at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to join the planning board? Fill out the below application and email it to: email@example.com or mail it to: Lebanon Strawberry Festival, PO BOX 273, Lebanon OR 97355.