Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for the Seafair Festival and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Seafair could not happen without the enthusiasm and hard work of more than 5,000 volunteers. From ticket takers to parade marshals, pirates to princesses, volunteers provide the dedication, energy and enthusiasm that make Seafair a summer sensation year after year.

Seafair family groups are longtime festival volunteer organizations that provide logistical planning support, as well as pure fun and entertainment for all!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (Volunteer registration is currently closed - please check back after March 1, 2015)
CLICK HERE for a quick tutorial on how to use the registration system.

***The information obtained on this site will only be used by the Seafair Festival staff. We will not share, trade, sell or give access to your personal information to any other organization without your permission***


Seafair offers volunteer opportunities for people looking to volunteer for a few hours one day to a weekend on the water with a front row seat to the Blue Angels to dedicated leadership positions that offer the opportunity to be a manager in our world class volunteer corps.

We offer a memorable way to earn community service hours or become a leader in your community. We have group volunteer opportunities and leadership training for those who would like to commit more time to the festival.

Seafair is Seattle’s premier summer celebration - come be a part of our world class team! Our volunteer corps are made up of dedicated individuals from the Puget Sound region and a few that fly back each year from all over the country to volunteer with us.

If you would like to be a part of our leadership team or you would like more information on group volunteer opportunities that offer a stipend please email us at

2015 Seafair Events & Volunteer Opportunities

• Seafair Summer Fourth – July 4, 2015 at Gasworks & South Lake Union Park
• Seafair Milk Carton Derby and Stand Up Paddle Board Competition – July 11, 2015 at Green Lake
• Seafair Triathlon Expo – July 18, 2015 at Seward Park
• Seafair Triathlon – July 19, 2015 at Seward Park
• Michelob ULTRA Seafair Pirate Run – July 25, 2015 at the Seattle Center
• Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade – July 25, 2015 at the Seattle Center & Westlake Park
• Seafair Weekend – July 31 through August 2, 2015 at Genesee Park

Signing up to volunteer at Seafair is a simple four-step process:

1. First, CLICK HERE to go to the registration page. Click "New Registration" and fill out all of the required fields and press submit. Our volunteer coordinators will process your application within 48 hours and send you an email with your username and password for the system. 

2. Click the link in the email and log in using the email address and password provided in the email.

3. Click the boxes of the shifts you would like to take from the list, and then press "Take this Shift".
A detailed list of volunteer opportunities with Seafair is listed at the bottom of this webpage.

4. Press "Confirm" for the shifts you would like to take. You will receive a confirmation from our volunteer coordinators via email.



-Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older by the day of the event for which they are volunteering; however, an exception can be made for those participating as part of an organized and supervised group such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, sporting teams, etc.
-Those volunteers younger than 18 MUST have a parent or legal guardian complete our Parental Permission Form on the day of the event.
-Dress Code: Volunteers must wear the volunteer t-shirt that is provided to them with khaki pants, shorts or capris and comfortable tennis shoes. (Dress code may vary for specific volunteer roles.)
-Only those volunteering will be allowed to partake in the refreshments, snacks and t-shirts provided
-Children, family, friends or pets are NOT allowed to accompany the volunteer during any of their volunteer shifts at any of our events If a child wants to volunteer, he or she must be 16 years of age or older and register. (See above)


-CODE OF CONDUCT: Treat everyone (visitors, participants and other volunteers) with courtesy. Never discriminate for age, gender, or race. Remain calm and level-headed in all situations. If problems occur, please contact a staff member, your team leader or a committee member. We are there to assist you.
-SHIFT COMPLETION: At the end of your shift, if you have not been relieved, please tell a supervisor and stay in your area until a replacement comes. If this is the final or only shift of the event, please check with your supervisor before leaving your shift.
-ATTENDANCE: We depend on your commitment to participate. Your presence and prompt arrival for your scheduled shifts are absolutely necessary. When you commit, you commit to the selected shift(s) and the entire shift time.
-SHIFT CANCELLATION: All volunteers can manage their itinerary on this website including shift additions, shift changes/cancellations, adding friends/family to shifts. Use your email address and password to login and return to your registration to make any changes.
-WEATHER: Our events are rain or shine, so please do not let rain stop you from coming – we still need you! For your comfort, dress according to the weather forecast!
-PLACEMENT: Please note, the Seafair Festival reserves the right to reassign volunteer assignments based on prior volunteer experience, unexpected needs or shifts in events. We will do our best to honor your first choice, but it is not guaranteed. The Seafair Festival utilizes over 5,000 volunteers for our events and programs; at times, schedule adjustments may be necessary. Thanks in advance for your understanding, and patience is always a must.
-Have fun!

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