2022 Committee Details

Volunteer Committee Descriptions

The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce produce 18 major events from July 24th through August 7th, 2022. These events rely on 5,000 community volunteers to support them. Volunteer opportunities range from behind the scenes planning and production to working directly with the Enshrinees and Hall of Famers as Canton hosts hundreds of thousands of guests into our city.

The descriptions below should help you decide which committee matches with your interests, skills and abilities. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Prosise, Director of Team Development at the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Mark.Prosise@ProFootballHOF.com) or Collyn Floyd, Vice President of Events and Marketing Strategy at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (CollynF@CantonChamber.org)

Please note that all dates listed in these descriptions are tentative.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce will be finalizing these events and dates as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!


Volunteer Committees

The following volunteer committees are organized by either the Pro Football Hall of Fame (HOF) or the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC).

To join a HOF committee, complete a volunteer application found here: https://www.profootballhof.com/enshrinement-volunteer-committees/

To join a CRCC committee fill out the interest form below, following the committee descriptions.  


APPRECIATION PARTY (CRCC)

Volunteers provide on-site support for the annual Volunteer and Sponsor Recognition Party held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on a date to be determined. This includes: assist with set-up, tear down, beverage, snack and ice cream stations, clear tables and trash, check tickets and IDs, and other hospitality duties.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.

AUTOGRAPH (HOF) 

Volunteers assist fans and Hall of Famers during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Autograph Sessions on dates to be determined at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  These volunteers must have an outgoing personality who enjoy interactions with the public and must be able to stand during their entire shift.

BALLOON CLASSIC (CRCC)               

Volunteers assist with vendors, entertainment, beverage service, and pilot hospitality during the Balloon Classic on July 29th, 30th and 31st at Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College campuses.  This committee also assists in event set-up and teardown.

UP, UP & AWAY 5K (CRCC)

Volunteers assist with this Walk/Race on Saturday, July 30th at the Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College campuses.  Volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time to assist with packet pick-up, start and finish-line duties, water stops, awards ceremony, beverage service, and on-course safety/security. 

COMMUNICATIONS (CRCC)

Volunteers work behind the scenes to facilitate radio communications at every Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce event between July 24th and August 7th.  Volunteers must be able to volunteer at more than one event.

COMMUNITY PARADE (CRCC)

Volunteers assist the Community Parade on July 24th by helping check-in units, serve as parade route marshal, assist in staging or demarshaling areas.  Volunteers must be able to stand in outside elements during entire shift.

CONCERT FOR LEGENDS (HOF)

Volunteers assist guests sitting on the floor of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium attending the Concert for Legends on Sunday, August 7th.  Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and be able to stand in outside elements during entire shift as they greet fans, check floor tickets, affix wristbands and assist guests with seating.

CORPORATE HOST (HOF)

Volunteers drive official HOF vehicles to transport VIP’s to all Enshrinement Festival events, providing VIP treatment, from August 4th – 7th.  Volunteers must be at least 25 years old, have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and pass a background check.

ENSHRINEES’ GOLD JACKET DINNER (CRCC)

Volunteers assist guests that attend the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on August 5th.  These volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public as they act as hosts/hostesses to greet and direct patrons, assist with beverage placement at each place setting, and help sell commemorative steins at the conclusion of the event.

ENSHRINEES’ ROUNDTABLE (CRCC)

Volunteers assist guests that attend the Enshrinees’ Roundtable at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on August 7th.  These volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public as they act as hosts/hostesses to greet and direct patrons, assist with beverage placement at each place setting, and help sell commemorative “fotoballs” at the conclusion of the event.

ENSHRINEMENT CEREMONY (HOF)

Volunteers assist guests sitting on the floor of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium attending the Enshrinement Ceremony of the Class of 2022 on Saturday, August 6th.   Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and be able to stand in outside elements during entire shift as they greet fans, check floor tickets, affix wristbands and assist guests with seating. 

FAN EXPERIENCE PARTY (HOF)

Volunteers assist guests attending the Fan Experience Parties at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village on August 4th, 6th and 7th.  Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public as they are checking tickets and affixing wristbands, bartending, distributing souvenirs and escorting guests to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON (CRCC)

Volunteers assist guests attending the Fashion Show Luncheon at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on Friday, August 5th.  These volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public as they act as Hostesses to greet and direct patrons and assist with placing programs and gift bags at each place setting.

FIRST PLAY/AMBASSADOR (HOF)

Volunteers coordinate and assist in assembling up to 4000 children along a 2.5-mile route to pass a football from downtown Canton through the Canton Stadium Park to the steps of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, August 3rd. They also assist with the Play Football skills camp at Don Scott Field on August 3rd. These volunteers also escort Hall of Famers to community outreach programs on August 5th.

FOOD (CRCC)

Volunteers work in collaboration with caterers and hostesses (as maître d’s or committee volunteers) to assure successful meal service for all guests at Fashion Show Luncheon and Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Ceremony on August 5th and the Enshrinees’ Roundtable on August 7th, all of which are at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.

FUN FEST (HOF)

Volunteers will assist guests attending the free Fun Fest & Beer Fest located on the Pro Football Hall of Fame grounds in front of the museum on August 4th – 7th. Duties include pouring and serving beer to guests in the Beer Gardens and distributing a Class of 2022 collectable, limited-edition beer stein.  Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public, must be able to stand during their entire shift and be at least 19 years old.

THE CANTON REPOSITORY GRAND PARADE (CRCC)

Volunteers assist the Canton Repository Grand Parade on Saturday, August 6th by helping with parade seat set-up, serve as parade route marshals, assist in staging or demarshaling areas.  Volunteers must be able to stand in outside elements during entire shift.

GUEST SERVICES (HOF)

Volunteers staff the Visitor Information Tents August 4th through August 7th at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village and the Stark County Fairgrounds.  These volunteers answer questions and provide guests with information concerning all of the week’s events and general community information.  They also act as greeters to welcome guests to Canton at the Akron Canton Airport.

HALL OF FAME GAME (HOF)

Volunteers assist in the production and staging of all pregame and halftime elements during the Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Thursday, August 4th.

HOSTESS (HOF)

Volunteers escort and assist the Class of 2022 Enshrinees and Presenters for all events and duties while in Canton August 4th through August 7th.  They also provide assistance to all returning Hall of Famers and their wives while in Canton.

HOTEL AMBASSADORS (HOF)

Volunteers staff the Hotel Information Tables August 4th through August 7th at area hotels where Enshrinees Friends and Families are staying.  These outgoing and friendly volunteers assist with times and locations of specific bus travel information for all events and some also act as hosts on the bus transporting them to all events.

SECURITY (HOF)

Volunteers provide crowd control and assist in flow of crowds for all events at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village August 3rd through August 7th.  They also provide security for Enshrinees and Hall of Famers at their hotel.  This committee requires individuals with an outgoing personality who enjoys dealing with the public, but can be insistent and firm when necessary, always using good judgment. 

SECURITY & LOGISTICS (CRCC)

Volunteers provide crowd control and assist in flow of crowds for all events at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, the Balloon Classic and both parades.  These volunteers must have an outgoing personality who enjoys dealing with the public, but can be insistent and firm when necessary, always using good judgment.  The various indoor and outdoor events run from July 24th through August 7th.

SOUVENIRS (CRCC)

Volunteers sell commemorative, official souvenirs at a variety of indoor and outdoor events held July 24th through August 7th.  Dealing with the public and being able to lift boxes of merchandise are a plus.

SPECIAL SERVICES (CRCC)

Volunteers provide support to event committees in areas of hospitality, sponsor and guest check-in and registration at a variety of indoor and outdoor events sponsored by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce held July 24th through August 7th.

STAGING (CRCC)

Volunteers assist in the set-up and tear down of the events at the Canton Memorial Civic Center (Fashion Show Luncheon, Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner, and Enshrinees’ Roundtable) during the week of August 1st through August 7th.

TRANSPORTATION (HOF)

Volunteers drive the 2022 Enshrinement Class, their Presenters and all Hall of Famers in Official HOF cars to and from all events during Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls (August 3rd through August 7th).   All Transportation Committee members must be at least 25 years old, have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and pass a background check.

VOLUNTEER SERVICES (HOF)

Volunteers assist the Hall of Fame staff by processing and distributing committee shirts, credentials, name badges and parking passes.  They also supervise the Volunteer Tent and act as “floater” volunteers for all other committees at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village from August 4th through August 7th.