Photo Courtesy of Terry Baker


Be a Part of History

 Show your pride in our community by sharing some southern hospitality with our guests from around the world. Lake Lanier Olympic Park will host athletes and spectators from over 20 countries for the ICF 2018 Dragon Boat World Championships, the largest international athletic event to be held on Lake Lanier since the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. 

We need your help to make this event a success. Volunteers will assist with:

  • Event logistics

  • Technical racing operations

  • Marketing and hospitality

Volunteer tasks will include technical support for scoring of the races, monitoring safety measures from the water, hosting athletes in our hospitality area, event security and participation in the opening and closing ceremonies.

Event organizers will conduct volunteer training seminars and will help you select the job that is perfect for your skill set and availability. All volunteers will receive a custom event jersey, event credentials, and, of course, hospitality from the event including a meal or snack during your work shift.

Register To Become A Volunteer

Sign up now to be part of history and volunteer to help make the 2018 Dragon Boat World Championships a success. Once you sign-up for the volunteer assignment and shift for which you are interested, you will be contacted with all the information you need to feel comfortable in your assignment.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at

Sign-up to Volunteer

Welcome to Lake Lanier

Nestled in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains and less than an hour from Atlanta, Lake Lanier Olympic Park and its home of Gainesville, Georgia USA are well equipped to welcome the world having served as a championship venue for paddle sport since the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta. 

The pristine natural racecourse has been hailed as the most perfect race water in the world. With over 3,000 meters of flat water, Lake Lanier Olympic Park provides a unique and unforgettable racing experience for athletes of all skill levels.

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