Volunteer opportunities at the 2022 Memphis Japan Festival are closed. We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you!
Assist exhibitors and vendors with unloading
Assist exhibitors and vendors at unloading areas and with set up at their tents. 7:00 - 9:30 AM
Check-in volunteers. Assist as needed. 7:00 - 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
Assist as needed in all festival areas. Assist exhibitors and vendors with set up and unloading before the festival and breakdown and loading at the end of the festival. 7:00 - 10:00 AM, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM and 1:30 - 5:00 PM.
Goldfish Scooping Tent
For volunteers who enjoy working with children. Make the Goldfish scoopers (poi), putting paper on the frames. Show children playing how to scoop the rubber goldfish into the poi until the paper tears. Count the scooped goldfish and give each child a prize. Return the goldfish to the pool for next group of players. 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Hand out festival programs and survey. Answer questions from festival-goers and provide directions. 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 12:30 - 3:30 PM.
Hello Kitty Bounce House
Collect signed waivers for all children. Monitor bounce house to be sure play is safe - children of the same size in the bounce house and not too many children. Set and monitor time for each group in the bounce house. 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
Sumo Wrestling Circle
Get suits ready for sumo wrestlers. Assist wrestlers putting on sumo suits. Disinfect suits after each match. Collect signed waivers from all wrestlers. Monitor and set times for each match. 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM.