The Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club is looking for volunteers to help with the Field of Heroes. In addition to the thousands of expected visitors who simply wish to walk amongst the flags, we will hold numerous programs and take onsite orders throughout the weekend; all these activities are staffed completely by community volunteers.

As the first field of its kind in Central Ohio, the Field of Heroes has become a truly unique and inspiring event. More than two hundred volunteers are required to run the Field of Heroes each year. Volunteer opportunities range from field greeters and order-takers to overnight security personnel. We assure you that you will find it a truly rewarding experience.

In addition to organizing and running the Field of Heroes for the last eight years, the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club has organized the Chilly Open for 21 years. As such, we know what it takes to for an event of this scale. A partnership of community organizations and businesses will come together to staff the event and to underwrite some of the expenses of the annual Field of Heroes event. We look forward to your support.

We have chosen to use SignUpGenius for online signups this year as a tool to better manage time slots and volunteer opportunities. Please click on the link below to register for the time slots and jobs that you would like. When finished, be sure to complete the process by clicking on "sign up now" on the last page of the form. You will receive an email reminder two days before your selected shifts.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Linda Bokros or Helka Gienapp at


  • Field Set Up
    Friday, May 26 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Field Operations
    Friday, May 26 Noon - Midnight
    Saturday, May 27 8:00 am - Midnight
    Sunday, May 28 8:00 am - Midnight
    Monday, May 29 8:00 am - Noon
  • Field Take Down
    Monday, May 29 Noon - 5:00 pm