Every year, we rely on 500+ volunteers to help produce our Festival with a group of 40+ volunteers working year-round. To make this upcoming event a success, we need your help! Volunteers come back every year to donate their precious time from logistics (event production) to the 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

Here are opportunities to help with all aspects of the Festival. This is shift work and is in blocks of four(4) hours. You will get opportunities to help from registration to support. Perfect for people who have a big heart from high school to seniors.

Check back for the 2019 General Volunteer Application

PR/Marketing/Social Media Team

Do you have experience in Social Media or Marketing? Are you interested in promoting a community event? Look no further — the PR/Marketing team offers opportunities for people who want to use or develop their marketing and design skills. While we have 4 days of programming over two weekends, the PR/Marketing efforts are not limited to just the month of April. We appreciate volunteers who can contribute any amount of time and effort. Every year, we try new ideas and hope to have people like you to deliver them.
2019 PR Marketing Volunteer Application

Sakura 360 Volunteer

Scavenger Hunt

Thank you for your interest in helping the Sakura 360. The Sakura 360 area is home to pop culture, anime, gaming, fashion, and music for our generation. Our popularity has gained a huge presence. This year we will showcase a new artist alley, anime, cosplay, fashion, and music stage programs.
2019 Sakura 360 Volunteer Application

Taru Mikoshi Carrier Sign-up

Carry a huge 1,000-pound Japanese shrine with a beautiful golden phoenix atop nine barrels of sake through the streets of San Francisco’s Japantown with a team of 169 other carriers as you participate in a 50-year old parade with thousands of onlookers cheering and staring at you in awe.

Check back for the 2019 Taru Mikoshi Carrier Sign-up