GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Volunteers are needed for Yachtstock with our main event to be held Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the West End Boat Club in Essington, PA. Yachtstock also has periodic music events throughout the year. Get involved in the planning and support for this community-oriented event for a great cause.
MUSICIAN APPLICATION FORM (GOOGLE DOCS FORM)
Yachtstock is a community based organization of dedicated volunteers. Committees periodically meet at the West End Boat Club in Essington, PA. Please contact us in advance if you plan to visit to confirm meeting dates and times).
MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND ENJOY THE SATISFACTION OF BEING PART OF DEDICATED TEAM DOING GOOD AND HAVING FUN DOING IT
Every year we enjoy the support of our local Shriners and a great core of volunteer staff. But we always can use more help to assist in many aspects of our operation. We guarantee we will find a role suitable for your time and talents. Get plugged in today!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Whether you have skills in fundraising, marketing, volunteer coordination, event planning, public relations, security, event staff, children’s activities, face painting, balloon twisting, crafts, clowning around, or are just willing to be plugged in — however you can be of help, we have a place for you.
YACHTSTOCK HISTORY – HOW SOME SLAVES TO ROCK AND ROLL STARTED SERVING THEIR COMMUNITY
In 1996 a small group of musicians in Delaware County decided to put together an outdoor jam session at the West End boat Club on the scenic Delaware River in Essington, PA. Each year the event grew as more singers and musicians got involved. Everyone donated their time, expertise and talents to what became an annual music festival.
In 1999, Yachtstock participants decided to raise money for a local family whose child was battling cancer and struggling with medical bills. Fundraising became a focal point of the event. Over the years the Yachtstock RiverJam, and more recently, Yachtstock Rocktoberfest, and other fundraising activities have raised tens of thousands of dollars for families of local children with chronic health conditions as well as other worthy charities such as Shriners Childrens Hospital – Philadelphia Unit, and the American Cancer Society Children’s Fund.
In 2008-2009 the Yachtstock team applied for and received a 501(c)3, non-profit status, became incorporated and put together a board of directors. The board and all participants are volunteers. In addition to the love of music and community, helping these families at such a difficult time and seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces make all the hard work worthwhile.