Volunteer at the Festival

Our volunteers play a crucial role in the success of the Festival. If you haven’t already been recruited by Daisy Tatum, who has personally recruited thousands of the Festival’s volunteers over the last 37 years, you’ve come to the right place! Daisy’s volunteers, many of whom have been with her for decades, including some who started volunteering in high school and who are now adults with their own children, are a great pride to her—and to the Festival. Daisy’s favorite aspect of the Festival is “having the community involved.” Her biggest challenge each year is to ensure her volunteers are happy and their needs are met. Her favorite way of handling situations is to “smile but be firm.” And, if you know “Ms. Tatum,” as she’s normally addressed, you know her strategy works. So, if you’re still interested, answer these questions:

  • Are you at least 14 years-old?
  • Do you have a great attitude?
  • Are you able to take direction with a smile?
  • Do you have fun helping others?
  • Would you like free entry into the Festival?

If you said YES, please select the appropriate application below, print and fill out the application, then fax or mail it to us via the information at the bottom of the application!

NEW VOLUNTEER MEETING LOCATION: A mandatory volunteer meeting will be held on Monday, May 8, 2023, at Oxnard Performing Arts Center 800 Hobson Way Oxnard, CA 93033, in the Ventura Room.

If any volunteer does not attend this meeting, their name will be removed from the volunteer list.  However, with prior approval from the CSF, you can have someone represent you if you cannot attend.

Volunteer Job Description 

California Strawberry Festival Volunteer Application – ADULTS Only

California Strawberry Festival Volunteer Application – STUDENTS Only

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