It's always better when we work together!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Tampa Bay Caribbean Heritage Festival!

 Volunteers are the backbone of our festival and we couldn't bring you the best without the support of great people like you!  We've worked hard to create a great volunteer program where our volunteers have a great time supporting the event while enjoying all of the perks!  The Tampa Bay Caribbean Festival depends on our volunteer teams which includes people of all ages each year, new and repeating,  and each person plays a very special part in our continued success.  Our mission  is to promote cultural awareness, development and advancement of the Caribbean American Community and our volunteers are our ambassadors supporting this mission.  We are so excited that you are considering coming aboard or returning to support this event!   

Volunteer Details

  • Training: All volunteers must participate in a training meeting scheduled before or prior to the selected shift - these training/details will provide you will all necessary details of the festival and your selected function. Training meeting/details will be sent to you upon confirmation of your shift.
  • Attire: All volunteers will be provided an official CANDO/Tampa Bay Caribbean Heritage Festival T-Shirt and a volunteer armband to wear during the duration of your volunteer period - both must be worn and please do not make any alterations of your T-Shirt during your volunteer period.
  • Meals & Beverages: All volunteers will be offered a meal and beverage before, on break or after their shift.
  • Event  Attendance: All volunteers post-shift will be able to enjoys the Tampa Bay Caribbean Festival at no charge!
  • Volunteer Hours: Are you a student needing community service hours? Let us know in advance and we'll ensure proper sign-off for the time spent volunteering.

We'll do our best to accommodate your requested area and shift - take a look for the opportunities and complete the volunteer form early!

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