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Volunteer with CIWF!

Welcome to the 2024 volunteer team of the Cincinnati International Wine Festival!

Over the past thirty years, the Cincinnati International Wine Festival has granted nearly $7 Million to 48+ beneficiary organizations. We simply couldn’t do it without our dedicated volunteers! Thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment to bringing our guests an unforgettable experience. We hope you will enjoy your time as a volunteer, make new friends, and have a fantastic experience!


Get the most out of your volunteer role!

CIWF is hosting two volunteer orientation sessions this year. Whether you’re new to the CIWF or have been helping us for years, these sessions will be a great way to hear more about the 2024 festival, learn about our volunteer opportunities, and meet other volunteers.


  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:30-11:30 am
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 6:00-7:00 pm

Cancer Family Care
4790 Red Bank Expy, #128
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Volunteer FAQs

Volunteers sign up for shifts online using the link HERE!

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival is a huge undertaking, and we could not do it without our dedicated volunteers. Volunteer shifts fill up quickly, and we understand that your preferred time might not be available. We try to balance the needs with resources so that as many people as possible can participate. If you have questions or concerns, please reach to Festival staff directly.

Volunteers sign up for shifts using the online registration system.

Volunteers will receive an email confirmation from Big Tickets after completing the sign-up process.

Volunteers will also receive email confirmation from Festival Staff in February. The February email will provide greater detail on the volunteer’s role, festival logistics, and volunteer expectations.

Please plan to be on-site 15 minutes prior to the start time of your shift to start your check-in process.

Please plan to be on-site 15 minutes prior to the start time of your shift to start your check-in process. Please check in at the Information Center located on the first floor of the convention center near coat check.  

All volunteers are to wear black plants and a white shirt. You will be given a name badge that states what organization you are representing. We do not permit flip-flops, bare midriffs, spaghetti straps, short shorts, or low-hanging pants in any volunteer setting.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes when working at the festival. 

In exchange for a full shift, volunteers will receive one session’s free admission on either Friday or Saturday. A volunteer cannot volunteer after attending the festival the same day. For example, volunteers who work on Friday night can attend on Saturday. Volunteers who work on Saturday night must attend on Friday night. 

If you are scheduled to volunteer on Saturday but need to pick up your wristband for Friday admission, please visit the Information Booth upon arrival on Friday. A staff member will cross-reference your name with a list of expected volunteers and issue you a wristband.

Please call or e-mail Festival staff as soon as you know there is a change in your schedule. We appreciate your timeliness, as your shift is very important, and we will have to work quickly to find someone to fill it.

If you are looking to speak directly with Cincinnati International Wine Festival staff, please contact Ashley Allison at 513-252-8285 or

Still have a questions ?

Have questions about volunteer opportunities? Just let us know and we will reach out to you soon!