Volunteer Responsibilities

Waterfest is the premier event in Englewood with over $6 million brought into the community. Each year we have expanded the festival, and once again the Board of Directors are expanding and improving the event. This year’s festival will include a “Family Conservation Area”, along with vendors, music, food, drinks and the OPA World Championship Offshore boat races.

Interested is learning more about being an Englewood Beach Waterfest Volunteer?

Join us for light appetizers, and learn how YOU can be a Volunteer at Waterfest this year!

Thursday, October 3rd, from 5:30-7pm at SandBar Tiki & Grill, 1975 Beach Rd, Englewood, FL 34223

Thursday, October 17th, from 5:30-7pm at Olde World Restaurant, 14415 S Tamiami Tr, North Port, FL 34287

Can’t make it to this event? No worries, we are having a few other gatherings in the area, so follow us on Facebook or check back here for more dates coming soon!

Volunteer Gathering Flyer (Oct 3, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at SandBar Tiki & Grille)

There are Lots of Areas to Volunteer!

Most of our volunteer positions will be at the beach, but if you prefer there will be a few in other areas. By volunteering you will help support deserving organizations that foster the protection of our water and marine life, and encourage the recreational use of our water resources. If you enjoy working in a group environment, and are committed, we have many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Family Conservation Center
  • Food and Beverage Sales
  • Tee Shirt Sales
  • Dry Pit Attendants
  • Security
  • Setup & Maintenance
  • Ticket Sales
  • Welcome Center
  • Divers and Safety Boats

Volunteers Needed in These Areas

Security and Safety

Need several people for all shifts on Saturday and Sunday.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor entry/exit gates
  • Act as a roving patrol to assure security for the overall event – Operating in teams of two.
  • Should be able to walk/stand for a four-hour shift
  • Observe attendee behavior for alcohol and/or drugs and subsequent behavior during the day. Report aberrant behavior to Security Command Center
  • Liaison with the CCSO Department and Englewood Fire/EMS
  • No experience necessary, but prior law enforcement employment/experience is desirable

Gate Attendant/Ticket Sales

Need people for various shifts on Saturday and Sunday

Volunteer Sign-in/Information booth

Need 2 people for Sunday

Medical Technicians

Need several medics (Medics, Nurse, PA or physicians) to ride on the safety boats during the races for both days


Please review the requirements and responsibilities below before signing up. Thank you for your consideration in this worthwhile event and we hope to see you on November 23rd & 24th. When opening the sign up page remember to scroll down to see opportunities on both days.

If You…

  • Like Working in a Group
  • Are Energetic & Friendly
  • Are Dependable

…Then we Need YOU to Volunteer at Waterfest 2019!

4-Hour Volunteers Receive…

  • T-Shirt
  • Race Ticket

8-Hour Volunteers Receive…

  • T-Shirt
  • Race Ticket
  • Food & Drink Tickets

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Be on time: bus transportation will be provided from volunteer parking lot which will be identified at a later date.
  • Wear your Waterfest tee shirt and report to sign in table prior to your start time.
  • After signing in report to volunteer supervisor for assignment. Keep supervisor informed of any issues.

What A Volunteer Needs

  • Volunteer tee shirt and wrist band (provided by Waterfest)
  • Sun screen
  • Maybe a hat
  • Friendly smile and good attitude

Location of Check-In

  • In front of beach pavilion at main gate

Event Policies

  • Event is held rain or shine
  • No drugs, firearms, or consumption of alcohol while volunteering

Note: The last day to sign up as a Volunteer is Tuesday, November 19th at noon.