Would you like to become a volunteer or obtain more information about becoming a volunteer to help support the Southport Wooden Boat Show? The SWBS is totally reliant upon a dedicated team of core volunteers we call our Event Committee, which meets, plans, and works throughout the year. We are also in need of volunteers during what we call event week, that Wednesday thru the first Saturday in November, when it all comes together. It could be for a 2 hour shift, ½ a day, or all day, it’s up to you. Help is needed in the following areas:

Fundraising – Assist with obtaining Financial and In-Kind donations throughout the year.

Logistics – Area where the most need exists during ‘Event Week’ (essentially Thursday thru Saturday). Primarily involves: the preparation & physical movement and setup of equipment & gear at the Event location; logistical support during the actual event as the need emerges; teardown and cleanup Saturday afternoon as well as returning SWBS items to the storage facility (beginning at 4:30 p.m.); and assisting with the control of Vendor & Exhibitor setup & teardown on Event day.

Social – Assist with: setup, serving, teardown & cleanup of the Friday night Appreciation Reception & the Taste of Cape Fear Food Tent on Event day.

Education – There are a variety of support needs here that range from Event day setup, teardown, & cleanup, to assisting with demonstrations & talks, Children activities, etc.

In-Water Event – 1-2 people to assist existing staff on Thursday moving boats to the marina and returning them on Sunday, assist Exhibitor boats docking on Friday in their assigned slips & departing Sunday, distributing welcome packages to Exhibitor, and other support as needed.

Other – Staffing of Information Booths, Ships Store, providing relief for all positions, running supplies when called for, providing entry control/exit from the designated Event Disabled Parking area, and supporting the Volunteer Coordinator as needed.

For additional volunteer information, contact us at: volunteers@southportwoodenboatshow.com