Volunteers

Volunteers are indispensable to the success of the Arnold Sports Festival. Each year, the Festival comes to life through an expansive corps of more than 1,500 volunteers. Energetic, friendly volunteers are needed for the following areas:

Ticket/Wristband Exchange Ambassadors at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Ohio Expo Center
High energy individuals are needed for ticket/wristband exchange ambassadors at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Ohio Expo Center. Volunteers will be stationed at Festival entrances at both venues greeting people from all around the world exchanging their EXPO ticket for their EXPO wristband. This is a fast-paced fun opportunity! Ticket/wristband exchange ambassadors must be 15 years of age or older to volunteer. Compliments of Volunteering: Ticket/wristband exchange ambassadors will receive an ambassador t-shirt, a 3-day Festival wristband and complimentary parking during their volunteer shift.

Kids Festival Bull Riding/Bounce House Attendants
Assist kids getting in and out of the bounce house.

Kids Festival Hamster Ball Race Attendants

The 5th Annual Arnold SportsWorld Kids and Teens EXPO is a two-day celebration of sports and fitness designed for families with children and teens of all ages. The EXPO will feature a variety of sport demonstrations, instruction, competitions, entertainment and exhibit booths featuring youth related products and services. Volunteers are needed to assist children/parents with waiver forms, running hamster ball races and assisting children get in/out of the hamster balls.

Kids Festival Information Attendants
The third-annual Arnold SportsWorld Kids and Teens EXPO will be a two-day celebration of sports and fitness designed for families with children and teens of all ages. The EXPO will feature a variety of sport demonstrations, instruction, competitions, entertainment and exhibit booths featuring youth related products and services. Volunteers are needed to assist children/parents with waiver forms,  running equipment, as well as assisting children get in/out of hamster balls.

Kids Festival Surfing
Assist kids getting on and off the surf board and getting waivers signed by parents.

Pump and Run Ambassador
The Arnold 5K Pump and Run, which tests overall fitness by measuring both strength and endurance, is the largest race of its kind in the United States.  Athletes from more than 30 states participated in the 2017 5K Pump and Run. In the competition, participants bench press a percentage of their body weight. Each lift (up to a max of 30) reduces their 5K run time by 30 seconds. Volunteers will be stationed at 15 benches to assist with adding and removing weights for athletes based on a formula provided by Pump and Run Chairman. Encourage athletes on your bench to be the best and reach maximum reps to reduce run times.  Must have basic knowledge of the bench press and be able to lift 45 pound plates.

If you are a registered volunteer who has questions or needs to cancel or adjust your volunteer time shift, please contact Nicole Partlow at nicole@arnoldexpo.com