2011 BIA Parade of Homes CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

May 10, 2011

TWIG of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is searching for volunteers for the 2011 BIA Parade of Homes slated for June 11-26 at Olentangy Falls in Delaware, Ohio.

Volunteers are being sought to serve as hosts in select homes during the Parade. Duties include greeting visitors, directing visitors through the home and giving visitors general details about the site.

Volunteer shifts vary depending on the day. Monday through Saturday shifts are 12 - 3:15 p.m., 3 - 6:15 p.m. and 6 - 9:15 p.m. Sunday shifts are 12 - 3:15 p.m. and 3 - 6:15 p.m. The builders will make a donation to Nationwide Children’s Hospital equal to $15 per hour for each volunteer.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, and should dress business casual (no jeans or shorts) with comfortable shoes as they will be standing during their shift. Volunteer information packets include directions to the homes, a parking pass and a pass to visit the other homes on the Parade route.

If interested, volunteers may send their name, address, telephone number and dates and times available to volunteer to POHTWIG@yahoo.com. A member of the committee will contact volunteers to confirm participation. If interested participants do not have Internet access, they may call Cynthia Creedon, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, at (614) 355-0819.

For more information about the 2011 BIA Parade of Homes, visit the BIA website at www.biaparade.com.

TWIG (Together With Important Goals) of Nationwide Children’s Hospital have worked since 1916 to support the hospital’s mission to provide the highest quality medical care for all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay. TWIG members volunteer in numerous ways throughout the year. For more information, contact Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation at (614) 355-0888 or visit www.NationwideChildrens.org/TWIG.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.