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(Closed)2023 Obon Festival Volunteers Needed!

  • 2023-08-20
  • 1:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Thank you to all of you, we closed registration for the volunteers

The 2023 Obon Festival will be on Sunday, August 20th at Como Park!  We are looking for volunteers!

At the moment, we are looking for volunteers to help with second shift (5:30-9:30 pm, including takedown). 

Please find information below on the various booths you can volunteer at. 

  • Calligraphy - assist calligraphy master and help people do calligraphy (previous experience with calligraphy preferred) 

  • Yo-Yo Tsuri - a game where participants fish for floating balloons. Volunteers will need to organize booth, prepare water balloons, prepare hooks, and help run game. 

  • Balloon Makers - help make balloons for Yo-Yo Tsuri 

  • Kingyo sukui - our version will involve participants fishing for rubber fish with scoopers. Volunteers will need to prepare tubs of water, and help run game. 

  • Japanese Quiz - conduct J-quiz by asking participants questions and encouraging participants

  • Main Booth - sell variety of JASM merchandise and conduct membership outreach 

Everyone is welcome to volunteer, as long as you are 18 years or older. Both newcomers and experienced Obon volunteers are welcome!

We have enough volunteers for this year. Thank you very much to all and see you at the festival.

** Please note that all volunteers need to attend a volunteer workshop via zoom on Thursday, August 10 at 6 pm before the festival to get necessary information. 

We're looking forward to working with you!

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Minneapolis, MN 55426

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