Hundreds of volunteers still needed for Cleveland RNC

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CLEVELAND-- If you have a love affair with Northeast Ohio and not afraid to show off your Cleveland pride, you could have a front row seat to all the action during the Republican National Convention this summer.

With the RNC just five months away, there is still a need for hundreds of volunteers to serve as Cleveland ambassadors during the highly anticipated event this July.

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From airport and hotel greeters to transportation hosts, RNC volunteers will be responsible for answering visitors' questions about Cleveland, giving advice on where to visit, where to eat and what events are taking place around town.

The host committee is also on the hunt, as well as the Cuyahoga County Republican Party.

The host committee is a nonprofit corporation that is not affiliated with any political party, and its role is to best represent Northeast Ohio during the convention.

All entities are looking for passionate people to showcase our city in the most positive and exciting way possible.

"I think it's just a matter of participating in something historic. I mean, really the reason we're here,  the mission of the COA is to build and development a platform from which our candidate will speak from," said Steve King, chairman of the committee on arrangements.

“The focus of the world in many cases, especially this country, is gonna be on Cleveland as we get closer to the convention. I believe that both CNN and FOX conducted a recent survey asking people where should we go, where's the place to go in 2016 both surveys in the top 10 named Cleveland," King said.

Once on board, there will be some training involved. Right now, about 100 people have signed up. Hundreds of volunteers are still needed.

The committee on arrangements is also looking for interns.

Students in high school or college are welcomed to sign up, but there is an application deadline which is this Friday.

For more information on how and where to sign up for interns and volunteers, go to convention.gop and 2016CLE.com.