How do I become a Welcomer?
What are examples of events and organizations that will be offering volunteer opportunities through the Welcomers?
- Cincinnati Arts Association (Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall)
- WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium
- Cincinnati Music Festival (held annually in July)
- Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
- Cincinnati Parks
- Cincinnati Museum Center
What types of possible volunteer roles should I expect?
There will be a variety of volunteer positions within participating organizations, depending on which organization you choose to assist. Sample volunteer roles include ushering, interpreters, guides, greeters, social media contributors, administrative, etc.
What level of commitment is expected of volunteers?
The level of commitment and minimum requirements will be determined by each organization managing its volunteers, and that information will be made available to volunteers seeking new opportunities. In some cases, when training is involved, the organization may want to require as much as 24 hours in a 1-2 week event. In other cases it may be a minimum of so many hours/week.
How will I learn about new opportunities?
When you sign up to volunteer for one of the Welcomers Network members, you have the opportunity to receive emails informing you of new and existing volunteer positions. If you are not currently volunteering for a Welcomers organization, you can sign up as a Welcomer to receive this information and determine how often we contact you (monthly or quarterly).
Grants, Sponsors and Supporter Questions
Who are the Network Founders?
The Welcomers Community Volunteer Network has been established by a group of volunteers after the World Choir Games were held in Cincinnati. The Network is fiscally administered through Visit Cincy’s Spirit of Cincinnati program.
Several organizations have contributed to the launch of the program through financial or in-kind support. Funding organizations include Visit Cincy (Cincinnati's Convention & Visitors Bureau/Destination Marketing Organization), Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Cincinnati Reds.
How can others support this initiative?
We welcome support by community organizations and volunteers! Support will help to offset the administrative costs of establishing and maintaining this valuable community resource.
Tax exempt grants, sponsorships and donations can be made to the ‘Spirit of Cincinnati,’ a nonprofit (501.c.3) established by Visit Cincy, Cincinnati's Convention and Visitors Bureau and chartered to educate and instill awareness and pride throughout the Cincy region:
Welcomers Community Volunteer Network
c/o “Spirit of Cincinnati”
525 Vine Street, Suite 1200
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202