Partners and Volunteers

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Volunteering is FUN at the Cherry Blossom Festival.


Volunteer at the Cherry Blossom Festival!
It's time for the Cherry Blossom Festival at National Mall and Memorial Parks -March 28 to April 12th! We simply cannot pull off this gargantuan event without your help. Join in the fun and excitement! Hundreds of thousands of visitors coming out to enjoy the beautiful cherry trees means a lot of waste in the park, much of which can be recycled. This is where YOU come in!

What Will I do?
We want to make sure that recyclables are diverted from the waste stream and we need your help to accomplish this. Volunteers will rove the busiest areas of the festival and collect recyclables using trash grabbers, and help remove full bags from recycling containers and replace them with empty bags. Gloves, trash grabbers, and a cool shirt will be provided.

When Can I Volunteer?
Two time slots are available: 11am-3pm and 3:30pm -7pm every day of the event, but our biggest need is the weekend of April 10-12. We can certainly be flexible with times. Come make a difference and keep the park clean while helping to ensure the preservation of these living legacies to international friendship. Thank you, friends, for all that you do. We look forward to seeing you!

Who Can Volunteer?
There's a cap of 50 people per time slot. We need all the help we can get! Groups and individuals of all ages are welcome.

Please contact the volunteer coordinator to sign up or if you have any questions or need more information.


Thank You Partners!
The constant support of our partners and volunteers keep the Cherry Blossom Festival and Cherry Blossom Trees vibrant and healthy every year.

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National Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship through year-round programs, events, and educational initiatives that enhance our environment, showcase arts and culture, and build community spirit. As the National Park Service's official partner for the Cherry Blossom Festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. brings the spirit of the Cherry Trees to life with fitness programs, concerts, the Cherry Blossom Parade, Kite Festival, Fireworks display and more!
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Trust for the National Mall
The Trust for the National Mall is the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to improving, preserving, and restoring the National Mall. In 2003, the National Park Service established the National Mall and Memorial Parks Cherry Tree Maintenance Endowment Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide reliable, significant monies on an annual basis, in perpetuity, for the replacement and maintenance of the cherry trees. The Trust for the National Mall manages the fund for the National Park Service.

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Guest Services
Guest Services provides quality food concessions at various locations across the National Mall and operates the Tidal Basin Paddle Boats. Established in 1917, Guest Services is a private, U.S.-based company originally founded to provide dining services to government agencies in Washington, D.C.
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Eastern National
Eastern National operates stores throughout the National Mall and other national parks across the Nation. The items sold in National Mall stores increase understanding and knowledge of National Mall sites and a portion of the proceeds from these stores go to support Interpretation and Education on the National Mall.

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