Tall Ship Celebration would not be possible without the passion and dedication of volunteers who enthusiastically give of their own time and make sure our guests receive all the assistance they require. Each year that we have had the honor of hosting the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes fleet, we have been fortunate to work with 500 or more volunteers who have made Tall Ship Celebration one of our region’s most successful events.
Volunteers are required to attend an orientation meeting prior to the event and must commit to work a minimum of 2 shifts during the festival. Tall Ship Celebration is an outdoor event and our volunteers spend a lot of time in the sun and on their feet.
Volunteers receive a volunteer t-shirt and have access to a shaded break area and drinking water during their shifts. Volunteers who commit to work at least 3 shifts also receive a Souvenir Passport. All who donate their time and talents are invited to a Volunteer Recognition party which will be held shortly after the event.