The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is completely volunteer run. Every year, we rely on 500+ volunteers to help produce our Festival, plus a group of 40+ volunteers working year-round. To make our upcoming Festival a success, we need your help!

Volunteers come back every year to donate their precious time and gain valuable work skills in committees ranging from logistics (event production) to the Grand Parade. We invite people of all ages and skills. Please let us know if you are bilingual in written and/or spoken Japanese. Opportunities to support our annual event are described below.

General Volunteer

The day-of the festival volunteer shifts will assist the logistics committee in set up, registration, security, festival monitoring, and clean up. Sign up for one or more blocks of four-hour shifts! Perfect for people with a big heart for the community from high school students to seniors.

2024 Logistics Volunteer Sign-up

Subcommittee Volunteer

We have opportunities to help with all aspects of the Festival, including committee-focused volunteer roles. Please send us an email to describe your volunteer interests for the Festival, and we will set up a meeting with you.

Mikoshi Carrier

Join the community of Mikoshi carriers as part of the Grand Parade finale in Japantown on the final Sunday of the Festival from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Information will be posted on the SF Taru Mikoshi Ren Facebook page.

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