Steering Committee Member Application

Dear Prospective Committee Member:


Thank you for your interest in volunteering to be a member of the Arizona Matsuri Steering Committee. We are currently accepting applications. All Steering Committee members are volunteers; there are no paid positions. This is a working committee and each members accepts a position of responsibility. 


The Arizona Matsuri is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based on the dedication of volunteers who wish to introduce and educate all who are interested in traditional and modern Japanese culture.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to be part of the Steering Committee, please (1)  let us know why you are interested and (2) any special talents you have to offer. We are also interested in your relationship with Japan and Japanese culture. 


The Steering Committee is led by dedicated Co-Chairs who are supported by Coordinators who take on specific duties to coordinate the food and merchandise vendors, various stage performers, special interest groups and so forth. 

The Steering Committee meets once a month, usually from September through February, to plan its next event. The festival is always held the last full weekend of February.  Steering Committee members are busiest in the two months preceeding the festival, and of course over the festival weekend. 


Besides Steering Committee members, we are always in need of volunteers who can commit their time to support the respective groups during the planning stages as well as the busy weekend of the festival. If you cannot commit to the responsibilities of a Steering Committee member at this time, please consider volunteering your time and talents by completing the Volunteer Application. 

To be considered as a Steering Vommittee member, please submit the form below. The Steering Committee Co-Chairs will review it, provide it to the full Steering Committee for a vote and then reach out to you regarding next steps.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Arizona Matsuri Steering Committee.

Arizona Matsuri Steering Committee Co-Chairs

I am UNDER 18 years old.
Age Group
Have you volunteered for Arizona Matsuri previously?

All volunteers will be assigned roles and duties where needed. However, by selecting your interest below the volunteer coordinator may choose to take your choices under consideration when assigning your role and duties for the dates and times selected.​

I am interested in:
If selected, I understand that I may be subject to a background check.

Volunteer Release

I, the undersigned, recognize and accept that if I am accepted as a committee member, I will be a volunteer for the Arizona Matsuri Festival (MATSURI), that I am not an employee of or independent contractor to the MATSURI, and that I acknowledge I will not receive any kind of compensation or any personal liability, health or life insurance, or other benefits. I agree that the opportunity to volunteer is a privilege, and I agree to not consume drugs or alcoholic beverages immediately before or during any volunteer work I perform, and, I acknowledge that my opportunity to volunteer for MATSURI can be terminated at any time without cause by the MATSURI. I further hereby release the MATSURI and its officers, directors and committee members from any and all claims and liability arising out of or relating to my volunteer work for the MATSURI.

Thank you for signing up to be a part of the Arizona Matsuri Steering Committee! A member of our team will reach out to you soon.