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In 2008, the City of Xenia worked with a group of community leaders, business owners, and concerned citizens to develop a Strategic Plan to shape the future of our downtown.

FIRST FRIDAYS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

First Fridays is getting ready for the 2015 season and we could use your help! 

Information Station

  • Assist First Fridays visitors in finding vendor booths, festival activities, public restrooms, downtown merchants, etc.
  • Answer questions regarding the event.
  • Distribute fliers and inform visitors of the evening’s events and their locations.
  • Field any problems or complex questions to the First Fridays team.

Floating Ambassadors

 * Requires walking around the event

  • Answer festival guests’ questions.
  • Roam the festival to provide assistance to artists and event attendees.
  • Greet and talk with vendors and make them feel welcome.
  • Keep the First Fridays team updated on any issues that arise.
  • Distribute fliers and inform visitors of the evening’s events and their locations.
  • Field any problems or complex questions to the First Fridays team.

Site Operations (Festival Grounds Setup and/or Cleanup and Attractions Assistants)

 * Involves some lifting & moving

  • Prepare the downtown prior to the event. This includes:
    • Hanging banners around the festival grounds.
    • Setting up tables, chairs, and tents.
    • Distributing necessary materials for vendors, entertainers, etc.
    • Assist with tasks around the festival grounds as they arise.
    • Site cleanup including retrieving banners and booth items, trash removal and verifying the downtown area is back in order.

If nothing on the list sparks your interest but you are still interested in volunteering, let us know! Please put a note on the application and we will work with you to find something that fits. Return forms to First Fridays Committee c/o The Flower Stop, 57 W. Main St., Xenia, Ohio 45385 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VOLUNTEER INFO

Day of the Event
Volunteers can check in at The Flower Stop at 57 W Main St. Xenia. We ask that you show up 15 minutes before your chosen shift. There is parking available behind the shop off Second St.  The First Fridays team will provide you with all the materials you need before you head to your station. Following your shift, please drop off all items back to The Flower Stop and let us know you are leaving.

Dress
•    Casual appropriate attire and your First Fridays Volunteer T Shirt.
•    Comfortable walking shoes.
•    Dress for the weather – it can get windy and chilly as the nights progress.

We can’t thank you enough for donating your time to help the First Fridays team, the event and the community. From our volunteers to yours, THANK YOU!

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time. They have the heart. – Elizabeth Andrews

DOWNTOWN XENIA NOW

41 E. Main Street  Xenia, Ohio  45385

937.376.7286