Democratic National Convention in Need of 10K Volunteers

About 10,000 volunteers are needed for the Democratic National Convention, which is anticipated to bring at least 50,000 attendees to Philadelphia this July. And the DNC Host Committee is already about 70 percent there.

The convention will serve as a passing of the torch from President Barack Obama to the winner of the Democratic primary. Those 50,000 attendees are anticipated to fill up to 80,000 hotel room-nights, based on projections from its 2008 convention in Denver.

The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, or PHLDNC, needs about 10,000 volunteers for the four-day event, executive director Kevin Washo said Wednesday during Visit Philadelphia's New Year's breakfast. That's about the same amount required for Pope Francis' visit last September.

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