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Fall Feast

Cincy Volunteer

Registration for Fall Feast 2019 is now open! Scroll below to see available opportunities.

There are so many ways in which you can lend a hand to Cincinnati’s largest Thanksgiving celebration. Fall Feast would not be possible without dedicated volunteers who are willing to serve.

First Question: Are you 18?

Although we'd love everyone be able to join, unfortunately, you must be at least 18 to volunteer for our events as an individual.

If you are interested in volunteering with family members under 18, they must be accompanied by an adult and can only participate in the Share A Meal area.

The Day of the Event

IMPORTANT: Please do not sign up if you are unable to stay the whole shift. The event ends and clean up begins at 2 p.m. You are more than welcome to pitch in for clean up after the event. It takes an army to set-up and just the same to tear down.

Personal Belongings at the Event

For any type of volunteering for Fall Feast we ask that you leave all personal belongings at home. That includes all coats, purses, and electronics. Fall Feast and Duke Energy Center will not be responsible for any lost items during pre-events and day of events. 

Did you watch the videos?

The videos below will explain what needs to be done and how you can help.



Volunteer Opportunities

KITCHEN PREP - NOVEMBER 26

Shift 1: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Shift 2: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Serving a turkey and dressings holiday meal takes a lot of preparation. We would love help doing all things food such as chopping veggies, mixing mashed potatoes, turkey and pie fun.


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PRE-EVENT PREPARATION - NOVEMBER 26

Volunteer Hours: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Check in from 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.)


Have plans with the family on the holiday, but love Fall Feast and want to help us out?

It’s a sorting, decorating, bag stuffing party at our convention center!  Join us as we transform, organize, and set up all things Thanksgiving. 


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KITCHEN PREP - NOVEMBER 27

Shift 1: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Shift 2: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Serving a turkey and dressings holiday meal takes a lot of preparation. We would love help doing all things food such as chopping veggies, mixing mashed potatoes, turkey and pie fun.


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KITCHEN (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 10am to 2:30pm (Check in from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 9:45 a.m.)


Feeding our community takes many hands.  Please join our kitchen family in tasks such as serving lines, preparing appetizers, pie cutting, and cleaning dishes.  


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KITCHEN CLEAN-UP CREW (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Shift 1: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Check in from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 9:45 a.m.)

Shift 2: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Check in from 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 11:45 a.m.)


Very important task helping us behind the scenes keeping those yummy holiday meals flowing by organizing, and cleaning our cooking supplies.


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KIDS ZONE (14+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Check in from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 9:45 a.m.)


Bring out that kid in you by helping us create a fun and SAFE environment for our younger guests.  We have incredible games, crafts, and blow up adventures.


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BEVERAGE AND BUSSERS (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Check in from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 9:45 a.m.)


Drinks anyone?  Help us create a friendly environment for our guests by fulfilling drink requests, and “tidying up” the space as guests finish their meal.


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SERVERS (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Check in from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 9:45 a.m.)


Give our guests that “cared for” holiday spirit by serving our fabulous turkey and fixings meal to each one.


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HOSTESS/HOST (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Check in from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 9:45 a.m.)


Greet our guests with your fabulous smile, and help us maximize our open seating throughout the event.


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SHARE A MEAL - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Check in from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 9:45 a.m.)


How about those Bengals?  Love to relax and enjoy a meal and conversation with someone?  This family friendly position allows you to spend the holiday meal engaging with our guests and enjoying each other’s company.


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CLEAN-UP PARTY - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Check in from 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Team Meeting at 1:45 p.m.)


We couldn’t have such a complete event without our amazing Clean Up Crew.  Love to give back, but can’t make our 10am – 2pm event?  This is a family friendly time helping us “tidy up”.  Tasks include breaking down each space such as Health Zone, Hair Salon, Coat Shop, decorations, tables, vacuuming, and overall returning the convention center to order.


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VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Check in from 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 7:30 a.m.)


Love to brighten someone’s day?  Please help us check-in our wonderful volunteers.


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KITCHEN - FALL FEAST TO-GO (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Check in from 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.)


We can’t get enough of loving on our city, not only do we prepare a wonderful holiday meal for our guests at Duke Energy Convention Center, but we also team up with local organizations to provide meals for our community neighbors. 


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COAT SHOP (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Check in from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 8:45 a.m.)


Bring that warmth and love to our guests by helping us provide a winter coat, gloves, hats, scarves.  Each guest receives a guided shopping experience to help him or her find the perfect coat.  We also need volunteers to keep our space organized and refilled as our day progresses.  


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SOCIAL AMBASSADORS (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Check in from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 8:45 a.m.)


Love to interact with folks, and help them find their way around?  Enjoy getting your steps in while engaging with our guests to greet them, and guide them throughout areas such as Health Zone, Hair Salon, Coat Shop, and Grand Ballroom.  


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GUEST REGISTRATION (18+) - NOVEMBER 28

Volunteer Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Check in from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.; Team Meeting at 8:45 a.m.)


The spirit of the holiday shines through as we greet, and check our guests in.  Other activities include helping our guests with wristbands that match services such as coats, hair and health zones.


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Hair Stylists


If you are a hair stylist and would like to participate in the Hair Salon (you would like to cut hair), please email turkeycutssalon@gmail.com and our fabulous Hair Team Leads will get you all the details on how to sign up.