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2024 Obon Festival Volunteers Needed!

  • 2024-06-18
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

The 2024 Obon Festival will be on Sunday, August 18th at Como Park. We will look for volunteers starting in June/July.

Please find information below on the various booths you can volunteer at and make this event successful together!

(Picture: 2023 Obon Festival first shift volunteers)

  • 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!

** Please note that all volunteers need to attend a volunteer workshop before the festival to get necessary information.  Time and location to be determined.

We're looking forward to working with you!

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Minneapolis, MN 55426

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