Please note that setup often involves heavy lifting! Setup volunteers will assist staff with preparing for the event on the Friday prior to the start time of the Festival. Tasks include creating and placing signage (includes the use of tools), setting up registration areas, assisting in setting up vendor stations, placement of tables and chairs, etc.

Information Booth
Volunteers working in the information booth will assist with greeting and educating visitors about the organization’s mission, informing them of important locations and providing guests with schedules. Volunteers will be responsible for selling merchandise (t-shirts, tote bags, etc.), and providing security for the money collected.

Booth Sitters
Vendors and artists have to eat too! Booth Sitters relieve artists and vendors who need to take a quick break. As a booth sitter, you’ll stand watch at booths while they run quick errands. Booth sitters do not make sales.

Children’s Activities
Volunteers will help facilitate the kid’s programming and activities as needed and should enjoy working with children. Come prepared to have fun!

International Boulevard Project
We are looking for volunteers that are willing to represent a nationality. Presenters should be able to provide interactive presentations and displays about the nationality/culture they are representing. A 10x10 ft. booth is provided including tents, tables, chairs, and lighting.

Volunteers are needed to take down signs, take down tents, clean up any garbage left behind, etc.

Pre-Event Activities-

Become a MOVMCF Committee Member
We are always seeking volunteers and enthusiasts who would like to be even more involved in the festival in some way. You will be rewarded with the opportunity to attend our monthly and bi-monthly meetings and work with our Board of Directors on festival projects.

*Planning children's activities

*Recruiting volunteers

*Rack card and poster distribution

*Planning & coordinating entertainment

*Distributing information on essay contest

*Festival fundraising

*Grant writing


By volunteering, you hold harmless the Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival, its affiliated companies, officers, directors, sponsors and employees from and against any loss, damage liability, claims, cost and expense including legal fees which may be incurred by reason of your volunteer participation in the Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural, unless such claims are a result of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the Festival.

​*If you have special needs or represent a group or individual with special needs, please let us know so we can do our best to accommodate. 

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Get in Touch

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If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Cassandra Fortney at 740-350-9857, email, or submit the volunteer form.

Volunteering at the Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival offers many new experiences and great networking opportunities. Have a chance to make new friends, learn a new skill, and have some fun! Become a part of our team. You will walk away with a rewarding experience you will never forget. Volunteers are key to this great event! Even the Board of Directors is made up entirely of volunteers! 

Shifts are generally in 2 hour increments, but you may sign up for more than one shift.

Mid-Ohio Valley

Multi-Cultural Festival

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