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The most valuable donation is your time.CCM Vols 39

Each year the Festival recruits, trains and depends upon more than 1,500 volunteers to make the whole event happen. While mostly from Talbot County, some even travel from across the country simply for the fun of volunteering at our annual event. Festival planning and preparations go on year round, so volunteers are always needed for a multitude of tasks. More than 60 volunteer committee chairs invest hours of their time coordinating Festival details and they, in turn, depend on hundreds of others to help get things done. Volunteer opportunities are large and small, easy and hard. If you are looking for a way to serve the community and the Festival - and have a lot of fun, too! - we welcome you to join us.  To get more information about volunteering we invite you to call the office at 410-822-4567. 


2015 Volunteer and Chairmen Opportunities!

Office Volunteers - The Festival relies on volunteers year-round to assist with day-to-day operations of the office.  If you have a few hours a month during regular business hours, you would help answer phones, assist walk-ins, prepare name badges for exhibitors and volunteers and do some light data entry.

Sign Committee - Three or four volunteers are needed to help install signs around town for about four hours on Wednesday and Thursday, November 11 and 12.

The Waterfowl Festival Chairmen are the backbone of the Festival and we're looking for interested volunteers to take on leadership roles this year!  Are you organized? Do you enjoy event planning and making sure things run smoothly from A to Z?  We have several possible positions for you:


  • Oversees the moving contractor and crew during delivery of Festival equipment from the warehouse to Festival sites; and pickup and return at Festival closing.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of deliveries with Festival chairmen
  • Helps form a volunteer committee that maintains the Waterfowl Festival warehouse and its contents on a year-round basis.
  • Performs needed maintenance and repair of equipment and building or replacing items as needed


  • Provides logistical support and troubleshooting for the exhibits and vendors at the Middle School. Be on site or available by phone throughout the Festival weekend.  


  • Responsible for obtaining, training and scheduling volunteers who will provide information to visitors during the Festival.  These volunteers will work at Festival venues throughout downtown and on Festival buses.  They will hand out the new, comprehensive Festival Pocket Guide which provides directions and answers most questions that visitors will have.


  • Responsible to oversee the set-up and management of the conservation exhibits at this site during the Festival.



 If you are interested in volunteering with the Waterfowl Festival, please call 410-822-4567.