Volunteers needed for Floatzilla

River Action is seeking volunteers to help out with the organization’s 13th annual Floatzilla in the Quad Cities. 

Floatzilla is the largest paddle sports festival on the Mississippi River, where participants launch from various locations in the Quad Cities and attempt to break the world record for largest flotilla. 


The canoe and kayak event will be Saturday, Aug. 20, in Sunset Park, Rock Island, and at six other locations along the Quad Cities riverfront. Other sites include: Bass Street YMCA and Sylvan Island, Moline; Credit Island Park and Marquette Street boat ramp, Davenport; Empire Park, East Moline; and Leach Park, Bettendorf. 

Volunteer opportunities are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include: registration and packet pick-up, launch assistance, unloading assistance, parking, boat security, portage assistance, and cleanup. The majority of help is needed on Saturday, but there are also volunteer opportunities Friday evening at Credit Island during packet pick-up.

All volunteers will receive a free Floatzilla 2022 T-shirt, pizza party and orientation, and a boat-load of thanks for their help. Volunteers must be at least high school aged unless accompanied by an adult.

To sign up as a volunteer, visit www.riveraction.org/volunteer or call the River Action office at (563) 322-2969.

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