It’s about that time again…the Cleveland Wine Festival is back! It’s a bit earlier this year than recent years (it’s usually held sometime in July). I have volunteered for the last 2 years; during my unemployment stint I did much extensive research on fun opportunities to help out at various Cleveland events. I wanted to broaden my volunteer resume and not only be a tutor to adults or mentor to kids…but do something based on my own interests. I also wanted to show others that volunteering covers so many areas; you can pretty much help out anywhere.
The volunteer sign up form is HERE. there are two slots to choose from for each day. I susally volunteer for each day. Some of the benefits of volunteering for the Cleveland Wine Festival…to help out for a 3 hour shift entitles you to free admission to the festival (which is like $35 bucks), and you recieve a t-shirt. Trust me when I say this opportunitiy is very much worthwhile. There is a LOT of wine to choose from. If you like wine, maybe a little beer (as they usually have a Belgium beer set-up towards the back of the festival), and some cheese…why not help out for this event.
Now details…The Cleveland Wine Festival is held Friday and Saturday June 14th and 15th at Voinovich Park. This will be outside; last year there was a rain storm the first night, resulting in the event being shut down for the day. However that isn’t something that happens often.
Volunteers for the festival will be asked to fill any of 3 positions on the festival grounds: admissions gate, beverage sales, and hospitality servicing.
Admission gate: sell tickets, distribute wine glasses, tasting coupons & programs
Beverage sales: sell refreshments including soda, water and wine
Hospitality servicing: greet guests of the corporate hospitality area, ensure guests have proper credentials for entry
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your shift time and work the entire shift. You should also be prepared to stand on your feet the entire time.
All volunteers will receive a t-shirt that serves as their uniform while volunteering and is his/hers to keep. In addition, each working volunteer will receive one ticket to attend the event ($35 value) on any one day of the festival. Volunteers will be provided with bottled water during their shift.
So if you’re free, go ahead and sign up. The slots fill very quickly!