Volunteer at the Pawpaw Festival!

Friday, September 17th from 12:00pm to Sunday, September 19th, 2021 4:00pm (ET)
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The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled, educational community event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This all-weekend event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable foods, and a full line-up of presentations and activities that cover pawpaw growing, cooking, genetics, medical use and other topics related to sustainability. Special events at the festival include competitions for the best and biggest pawpaw, a pawpaw cook-off, a best pawpaw-related work of art and the ever-popular pawpaw-eating contest.

In exchange for a four-hour shift, volunteers receive one (1) weekend pass and an official Volunteer T-shirt.

Volunteers are needed to assist with:
  • the merchandise tent
  • the children's activity area
  • Check-in/admissions
  • Zero-Waste Recycling Tent
  • Music event/stage assistance
  • the beer tent (21+ only)
To ensure the festival runs as planned with expected coverage, we now require all volunteers to put a credit card deposit of $50 on file with the festival. The deposit will be refunded within 30 days if the volunteer successfully completes the assigned shift. If a volunteer does not show up for an assigned shift, or does not satisfactorily complete the shift, the $50 charge will not be refunded. The credit card information is required to complete the online application form.

Typically a free shuttle runs from the bottom of Baker Center to Lake Snowden, but please keep an eye on the event website for details and important health and safety requirements.

Thank you for being a part of the 2021 Ohio Pawpaw Festival! We couldn’t do it without you!
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Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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4 Positions Filled | 1 Impact | 4 Hours