Get involved and become a Volunteer AO team member!


Get involved and become a Volunteer AO team member!

Anthony Terling
Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau

Want to do something worthwhile to make a difference in your community? Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau offers area residents wide-ranging opportunities to share their hometown hospitality and enhance both leisure and business visitors’ experiences through its newly launched volunteer program, known as Volunteer AO. These opportunities are also available for anyone who frequently visits our community. We believe strongly that volunteers make the world go ‘round!

About Volunteer AO - A community host program made up of local citizens dedicated to assisting events coordinated by the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau and its many community partners. Volunteer for just one event per year or at multiple events throughout the year, whatever your schedule allows. As a Volunteer AO member, you can choose to help during a meeting or convention that is taking place in the city. If your love and passion is for community events or sporting events, then we have plenty of those opportunities for you, also. 

Why Volunteer AO - The Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau works to bring in events to generate money for our local economy, but for these events to be truly successful they need a team of local citizens to volunteer their time and talents. Our southern hospitality is one of the things that sets our community apart for visitors, convention delegates, and event managers, and our role in making their event hassle-free will keep them coming back.

How can you make an impact? Advocate for your hometown as a Volunteer AO team member to welcome and show these visitors our greatest attribute, our hospitality. We encourage you to be a part of the impact we create for our community by becoming a Volunteer AO team member!

  • Examples of Events Volunteer AO supports (not limited to):
  • Sports: Super 7 (Alabama high school state football championships), Swim & Dive Championships, Bo Bikes Bama, Mountain biking races or trail runs at Chewacla, etc.
  • Annual City Events: Opelika Christmas Parade, Cheers on the Corner, On the Tracks, etc.
  • Music/Art – Summer Night Art Walk, Garden in the Park.

What’s in it for you? Besides bragging rights of being involved with the community’s biggest events? 

  • Volunteer AO shirt, hat & other swag
  • Quarterly luncheons, guest speakers, continuing education
  • Gifts/prizes for most completed volunteer hours
    Volunteer AO Spotlight
    Recognized at quarterly luncheons
    Recognized through the cities and other community channels
    Recognition on our website, eNewsletter, and social media channels
    Service hours provided (if applicable)
  • Event-branded volunteer items from other events partnered with Volunteer AO (Bo Bikes Bama, Super 7)


For more information, contact Anthony Terling directly at (334) 391-2527 or

Sign up for by filling out the following form VOLUNTEER.


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