The Cascade Blues Association has many opportunties to volunteer and help preserve and promote the blues both locally and nationally.    Please consider joining one of the committees and be a part of supporting and increasing awareness of this genre, it’s musicians and the next generation!   Opportunities in events, activities and programs include chairs, lead roles and support.  Whether you can donate minutes, hours, onsite or remotely, we would appreciate the help!

  • Blues Box
    Help feed our hungry community.  Involves setting up small food collection boxes at different venues that showcase blues music, signing up locations and coordinating pick up by local food banks in that venue’s area when box is full or if needed (some charities will be able to monitor themselves).  This is an opportunity to serve the community that can be done remotely.
    To volunteer: Rae Gordon (Chair position OPEN),
  • Blues in the Schools
    Help bring blues to the next generation.   Involves outreach, grant writing and coordinating with musicians and schools.
  • Journey to Memphis
    Help coordinate and promote the local competition that result in sending a solo/duo, band and youth representative act to the renowned International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee!  Involves helping with fundraisers, putting on events, securing judges, runners for Waterfront Blues Festival (July 4th finals) and supporting acts while they are in Memphis, Tennessee.
    To volunteer: Paula Bunion (2024 Chair),

  • Membership
    Help drive membership and support membership director.  Involves excel spreadsheet work.  This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to support the organization remotely.
    To volunteer: Mike Todd (Membership Director),

  • Membership Holiday Party (Dec. 2024)
    Help bring cheer to the holidays and to your fellow members by helping put on this annual event.  Involves securing venue, working with silent auction items, hiring bands and donning a beard and saying ho-ho-ho…
    To volunteer: Rae Gordon (Chair position OPEN),

  • Membership Picnic (Aug/Sep 2024)
    Help coordinate a fun summer picnic for the members.  Involves solidifying venue, working with food and drink options, arranging children’s activities, hiring bands and making sure everybody has fun!
    To volunteer: Terri Standord (2024 Chair),

  • Merchandise
    Help get the word out about our local Blues Society.  Involves staffing the booth at different events, the monthly showcase and inventory control.
    To volunteer: Ken Johnson (Board Member/Merchandise Manager),

  • Muddy Awards (Jan. 2025)
    Help coordinate and promote the annual awards to showcase and honor our local blues musicians, venues, events and festivals and other members of our music community.  Involves helping to put together the show, work with venue and logistics.  Leads are needed to support the chair with tasks that include, but are not limited to awards management, ballot management, sponsorships, venue liaison, etc.
    To volunteer: Rae Gordon (chair position OPEN),

If you don’t see an opportunity that you are interested in, but would like to serve or have an idea for a committee, event or activity, please contact Rae Gordon at