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National Volunteer Week Day 4: On Volunteering with House Management

Thu, May 1, 2008

Our series of National Volunteer Week blogs continues with a volunteering primer (and some heartfelt thanks) from the House Management team. Read on:

Our ushers take an active role in supporting the Wexner Center by answering questions about our facilities and programs, as well as helping direct our guests to their proper seats. We see a little bit of everything and everybody here, and if you volunteer you'll get to see it all too. From getting the first look at new exhibits during our gallery openings to laughing and learning from a wide array of children's programming and educational lectures to viewing rare films as well as area premieres to enjoying theater and music from all over the U.S. and abroad at our performing arts shows, ushering with us allows volunteers the opportunity to keep their finger on the pulse of the art world for free.

Aside from the personal rewards our ushers attest to- learning about themselves, the community, and diversity, and enhancing their communication and networking skills, we also reward their earnest effort and time commitment at the end of every season. One night a year House Management takes the stage in Mershon Auditorium and celebrates the fantastic job all of our ushers do by giving printed awards and our heartfelt recognition.

We wouldn't be able to do it without you.

From House Management, our sincerest THANK YOU to all volunteers!

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