Featured image: A girl dreaming about the ball (photo by Civilias Kune, courtesy Unsplash)
The City of Vancouver Parks & Recreation seeks volunteers ages 16 and older to help at the annual Father Daughter Valentine’s Ball at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington. The ball is scheduled on Friday and Saturday, February 1-2.
The ball sells out every year, so in 2019, the city increased the number from two to three. The first ball is scheduled on February 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. On February 2, there are two balls at 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Volunteer tasks include setting up, serving food, assisting at the temporary tattoo station, and cleaning up. Each shift lasts 3.5 hours, and volunteers can sign up for more than one shift. Sign up to volunteer.
The ball features music by a live DJ and dancing for dads who want to treat their daughters to a special evening.
I volunteered on one shift last year as a “bartender”, which consisted of pouring cups of water, soda, and punch for the dancers. It was fun interacting with the dads and their daughters, as well as working with the volunteers. I enjoyed it so much that I signed up for a shift this year. Hopefully I will see you there!
Admission to the ball is $12 per person for Vancouver residents and $14 for non-residents. The Friday and Saturday night balls are sold out, but you can join the waitlist (Friday waitlist | Saturday evening waitlist). Openings are still available for the Saturday afternoon ball (register here).
The balls will be held in the cafeteria and commons area at Hudson’s Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd. in Vancouver, Washington.
For more information, visit the Father Daughter Valentine’s Ball webpage.