Want to help us show off Cleveland and Northeast Ohio during the Republican National Convention? Here’s your chance. The Host Committee is a nonprofit corporation that is not affiliated with any political party whose role is to best represent the region during the Convention, and we are looking for volunteers. There are a variety of volunteer roles available including airport greeters, hotel greeters, transportation greeters and wayfinders. Volunteers are responsible for answering visitors’ questions about Cleveland, giving advice on where to visit and what to do, and distribute Host Committee information during Convention Week. Please note that the Host Committee does not offer any volunteer opportunities inside of the arena.
The City of Lakewood, The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and LakewoodAlive agreed to help show off Lakewood and Northeast Ohio during the RNC Convention. We have agreed to recruit approximately 60 volunteers per day. Volunteering is always more fun with your friends so we met with the RNC Host Committee Volunteer Manager and worked out an assignment for Lakewood Volunteers to work together. The city of Lakewood volunteers have been assigned to be the Greeting Committee at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The Volunteer shifts we have been asked to fill are: Saturday, July 16 (8-Noon; Noon -4 and 4-8), Sunday, July 17 (8-Noon; Noon -4 and 4-8), Monday, July 18 (8-Noon; Noon -4), Friday, July 22 (8-Noon; Noon -4 and 4-8) and Sunday July 23 (8 a.m. – Noon). We probably need about twenty volunteers per shift.
Each Volunteer is required to fill two shifts in order to participate. This opportunity to showcase Northeast Ohio as a welcoming community comes with a high cost in terms of training volunteers, providing volunteer attire and Secret Service Background Checks for volunteers. Your commitment should be taken seriously; this is not an optional show up situation, so please consider this before signing up. You will not be able to bring any unregistered friends or family with you due to the required background checks, nor will someone be able to substitute for you unless they are also registered and are just picking up an extra shift in your place. Again please make sure your schedule allows for your commitment.
Registration is closed as of June 15, 2016.