Welcomers Community Volunteer Network of Cincinnati USA/ Northern Kentucky is a network designed to connect area residents, who enjoy volunteering and welcoming visitors, with local attractions and arts, cultural and special events.
The Welcomers is a legacy project of the 2012 World Choir Games extending the pride and excitement felt by thousands of volunteers who welcomed our international visitors as greeters, guides, translators, and social media contributors, and provided visitors with world class hospitality.
We invite you to join our Welcomers Network for information about volunteering at future major events and to learn about volunteer opportunities with local organizations that welcome visitors to the region.
Welcomers Volunteer Goals:
Welcomers Network Will Provide You Opportunities To:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a Welcomer?
If you already have a MyVolunteerPage.com username and password, please enter that information here to link your current account to the Welcomers. Please register online here if you do not yet have an account and confirm basic personal data and interests.
I was a World Choir Games volunteer. Am I already in the system?
The Welcomers volunteer software has been created on a different platform. If you already have a MyVolunteerPage.com username and password, please enter that information here to link your current account to the Welcomers. Please register online here if you do not yet have an account and confirm basic personal data and interests.
What are examples of events and organizations that will be offering volunteer opportunities through the Welcomers?
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 (listed below) who serve on an Advisory Committee. The Network is fiscally administered through the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Spirit of Cincinnati program.
Several organizations have contributed to the launch of the program through financial or in-kind support. Funding organizations include the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati Reds, Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network. Significant in-kind support was provided by Cincinnati Arts Association, Porter Wright, Linnea Lose Strategic Communications LLC and Sullivan Communications Inc., Sanger & Eby and many of the Advisory Committee organizations. Many Advisory Committee members made personal contributions to fund the preliminary work needed.
Advisory Committee Representation
Shannon Carter, 2012 World Choir Games U.S. Co-Chair
Louise Hughes, 2012 World Choir Games Board
Sharry Addison, 2012 World Choir Games JAMS Coordinator
Linda Antus, Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
Donna Jones Baker, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Mike Boberg, ArtsWave
Lee Carter, 2012 World Choir Games U.S. Co-Chair
Gerald Checco, Cincinnati Park Board
Amelia Crutcher, Cincinnati Park Board Foundation
Todd Duesing, Cincinnati Arts Association
Jenny Greber, WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium
Meghan Kaskoun, Cincinnati Arts Association
Sara Kieffner, 2012 World Choir Games Northern Kentucky Engagement
Adam Kressler, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Regional Airport
Bill Knodel, 2012 World Choir Games Volunteer Team Leader
Michael Laatsch, Western & Southern
Lindsey Lander, Cincinnati Reds
Dan Lincoln, Cincinnati USA CVB
Lori Lobsinger, InterKultur Americas
Sherry Kelley Marshall, SWOWIB
Andy McCreanor, ESCC
Pat Sheeran, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce
Aurelia Candie Simmons, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Bob Stevie, Sister Cities
Jack Stith, Porter Wright & Arthur, LLP
Tamie Sullivan, Sullivan Communications, Inc.
Eric Summe, Northern Kentucky CVB
Renee Wuerdeman, Northern Kentucky CVB
Who are likely sponsors?
Organizations already represented on the advisory committee that are planning major events are likely sponsors. Organizations planning major arts, cultural or special events are prospective sponsors and will be approached; and once operational, a title sponsor will be considered.
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 the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau and chartered to educate and instill awareness and pride throughout the Greater Cincinnati region:
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