The most valuable donation is your time.

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 learn more about volunteering, we invite you to call the office at 410-822-4567 or complete the form below or email lmilby@waterfowlchesapeake.org.


2017 Volunteer and Chairmen Opportunities!

BUY, SWAP and SELL Location Chair

We are looking for a Volunteer Chairman for the Buy, Swap and Sell location. This person helps recruit and chose vendors, assists with coordinating volunteers for set-up and clean up, and otherwise helps our “sportsmen’s bazaar” go off without a hitch! There will be minor duties year round until the Festival, where you will be needed at the least Thursday through Sunday. Email lmilby@waterfowlchesapeake.org if you are interested!


The chairman helps form a volunteer committee that maintains the Waterfowl Festival warehouse and its contents on a year-round basis. The chair performs needed maintenance and repair of the equipment or budgeting to replace items as needed.


Please let us know how you are interested in volunteering and we will be in touch. Some positions typically needed are sales team (tickets and art), cashiers and door monitors.