Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival


Cause Areas


Thu Jun 14, 2018 08:00 AM - Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:00 PM


Parkersburg City ParkParkersburg, WV 26101


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 and directly contribute to the success of this free, three day festival that promotes diversity and culture in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Volunteers are the key to this great event! Even the Board of Directors is made up entirely of volunteers! Come join us at the festival by assisting attendees, exhibitors, and entertainers. You will walk away with a rewarding experience you will never forget.

Festival dates are June 15th-17th . Shifts are generally in 2 hour increments, but you may sign up for more than one shift.

Setup (June 14th & 15th)

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.

Cleanup (June 17th)

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

  • Advertising

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Cassandra Fortney at 740 - 350-9857 , email Cassandrafortney@yahoo.com , or submit the volunteer form through our website www.movmcf.org

Thank you for your time, effort, and enthusiasm!

See you at the Multi-Cultural Festival 2018!

*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.

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.


  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Networking
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • 2 Hour Shifts, (but can volunteer for multiple)

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