2022 Sakura Days Japan Fair (SDJF) Volunteer Application Form

- Application deadline is Friday MARCH 18, 2022

- You must be 16 years old or older to volunteer.

- You must commit to minimum one 6 hour shift on either Saturday APRIL 9 or Sunday APRIL 10 2022. Lunch and snacks will be provided (lunch is only for volunteers with more than 6 hour shift)

- All new volunteers MUST ATTEND the VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION on SUNDAY APRIL 3, from 3 pm to 5 pm at VanDusen Garden (repeat volunteers are optional).

- All volunteer meetings, communications, and activities on the day of the event will be in English.

- This application form DOES NOT GUARANTEE a volunteer position, your choice of shifts, or roles. The Volunteer Manager will contact all selected applicants by MARCH 22, 2022.

- Volunteer roles will be assigned one week before the Volunteer Orientation.

- Sakura Days Japan Fair does not provide accommodation or transportation to volunteers.

- The event is held mostly outdoors and will take place regardless of the weather.

Please contact the Volunteer Manager at sdjfvolunteer@gmail.com if you have any questions about volunteering at this event.

The personal information requested on this form is collected, managed and protected under the authority of the Personal Information Protection Act. It will be used to manage the volunteer programme. Direct any questions about the collection of this information to jf@JapanFairVancouver.com to the attention of the Chair of the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver (JFAV).
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Volunteer Application
Title: *
Last Name: *
First Name: *
Primary Phone (Cell) *
This number will be used to contact you about volunteer related issues and will stay strictly confidential.
Email Address *
Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19? (Do you have the vaccine passport?) *
As per BC government's policy, we are required to check the proof of the vaccination at the door.
Home Address:
Emergency Contact  Name *
 (who to contact on your behalf in an emergency):
Emergency Contact Relationship: *
Emergency Contact Phone Number: *
If you are a member of a Canada-Japan related organization, please write the name(s) of the organization(s) below.
Previous Volunteer Experience with Sakura Days Japan Fair:
Choose as many as apply
Previous Experience with Sakura Days Japan Fair:
If you have volunteered at Sakura Days Japan Fair before, what did you do?
Please describe any physical restrictions which may limit your ability to fully participate in any of the volunteer assignments.
Please note that some positions will require lifting or other physically demanding activities.
Volunteer Availability *
Please indicate your shift availability. Most volunteers will be needed on Sat. April 9 and Sun. April 10, but a few are needed leading up to the event and for Set Up on Fri. April 8. You must commit to a minimum of one shift on either Sat. April 9 or Sun. April 10.  *Actual shift times may start earlier or end later **All volunteers with Saturday and Sunday shifts  get to enjoy the event for free before or after their shifts
What is the MAXIMUM number of days you are able to volunteer? *
For example, if you are available for the entire festival as well as set up, but only wish to volunteer for 1 day during the festival itself (Saturday or Sunday), check the box next to 1 day. Please note the minimum time committment is 1 day.
Able to attend Volunteer Orientation on Sunday April 3 (3 pm to 5 pm) *mandatory for new volunteers *
Skills and Experience
Please select all that apply and list any other relevant skills and experience.
In which areas are you interested in volunteering? *
This DOES NOT GUARANTEE your assignment. Please choose MINIMUM 3 positions.  Most positions require you to be outdoors or carry moderately heavy loads.
For some volunteer roles you must be 19 years or older. *
Previous Volunteer and/or Event Planning Experience
Please list any relevant experience.
Where did you hear about this event? *
Why do you want to volunteer at Sakura Days Japan Fair? *
Is there any other information that we should know about you that is relevant to your ability to volunteer?
Are you interested in helping to organize the 2023 Sakura Days Japan Fair?
There are various positions and levels of commitment required. Please check the appropriate box below and a Volunteer Manager will contact you sometime after the 2023 SDJF as needs arise.
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Volunteer Release of Liability and Waiver of Claim
I accept full responsibility for my participation in any and all Sakura Days Japan Fair events. I am aware that there are risks associated with Sakura Days Japan Fair events and that loss, damage, expense or injury may occur while participating in those events. By choosing to participate in Sakura Days Japan Fair events, I am accepting the risk that I may suffer loss, damage, expense or injury. I have read and understood this Agreement prior to signing it. I am aware that by signing it I, waive any and all claims that I may have against the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver, its directors, officers and volunteers and that I release Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan Fair Association of Vancouver, its directors, officers and volunteers from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury that I may suffer as a result of participation in any and all Sakura Days Japan Fair events.          

私は自己の責任においてSakura Daysジャパンフェアに参加いたします。私は、Sakura Daysジャパンフェア参加に伴うリスク、またそのリスクに伴い、損失や損害、支出や負傷が発生する可能性があることを理解しており、そのリスクを容認した上で参加します。    私はこの同意書を読み、その内容を理解した上で署名を行いました。また、この署名により、私は、私 がSakura Daysジャパンフェアに参加することにより被った損失や損害、支出や負傷に関し、  Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival、 Japan Fair Association of Vancouver とその理事、役員及びボランティアに対し行う全て  の申し立てを行わないことに同意します。
Please check the box if you agree to the following. *
I hereby certify that all statements made and/or information given on this form and in other forms of communication with a representative of the Japan Fair Association of Vancouver are accurate to the best of my knowledge. I agree to serve as a volunteer for Sakura Days Japan Fair. I  have read all of the information on this form and agree to comply with the Volunteer Release of Liability and Waiver of Claim above and agree to sign the Volunteer Release of Liability and Waiver of Claim in person before the start of my volunteer shift at Sakura Days Japan Fair.
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