Volunteer

All volunteer shifts are full. The waiting list is open below.

We're looking for volunteers to help us set up the day before the conference and to keep things running smoothly on the day of the conference. In exchange for your time and effort, you will receive free admission to the conference.

Anyone interested in volunteering needs to fill out the online form for the day and time that works best for your schedule - the volunteer coordinator cannot add you to the list. Each shift has a limited number of spots, and you only need to sign up for one shift. If you are unable to access the sign-up sheet for the shift you prefer, it has reached capacity and you need to sign up for a different day or time.

You should receive an email generated by the website to confirm that your submission was registered. If you do not receive such an email within two (2) days of filling out the online form, please go back onto the site and try submitting your form again using the same email address. The system will either take the second try or indicate that the email has already been registered – either way your submission is confirmed. You do not need to contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

We will take names for the waiting list only after all spots on all shifts are full. Each year we utilize volunteers from the waiting list, but we cannot guarantee which shift might become available or how much advance notice you will be provided regarding volunteer openings.

Important Notes

  • There are only a few tasks that do not involve walking or standing on the day of the conference. Anyone who needs to sit or has other restrictions is encouraged to sign up for Shift 1 on the day before the conference.
  • You do not need to sign up for the conference separately. Your registration is handled through the volunteer forms.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to volunteers approximately 5-6 weeks prior to the conference to confirm availability. You will need to respond to her email in order to guarantee your volunteer spot. Be sure to double-check that your contact email is correct when you sign up and check your spam folders regularly to ensure you do not miss this important confirmation email prior to the conference.

Day Before (11/14/2016) Conference Volunteer Shifts

Duties Include: stuffing conference goodie bags, working on name badges, delivering materials to session rooms, assisting with speaker materials, etc.

Dress: Casual, comfortable clothes and shoes that support a lot of standing and walking.

Day Of (11/15/2016) Conference Volunteer Shifts

Duties Include: speaker escorts, session timekeepers and room monitors, providing directions and helping with booking singings and other activities in the Exhibit Hall. Shift 4 volunteers will also assist with gathering materials from session rooms and packing up the conference supplies and/or Bookstore.

Dress: All volunteers are requested to wear white and black (i.e., black pants and a white blouse or sweater) or all black. No jeans or graphic t-shirts. We recommend comfortable clothes and shoes that support a lot of walking.

Sign-up:

  • Preferred Volunteer Time

    Please rank your preferred timeslots from 1 to 4, with 1 being most preferred and 4 being least preferred.

    We cannot guarantee which shift might come available. Potential volunteers will be contacted in order and offered the spots as they open.

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 4.
    11/14, 9:30a-4p
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 4.
    11/15, 6a-11a
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 4.
    11/15, 9a-2p
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 4.
    11/15, 1p-6p
    By checking this box, I commit to volunteer at the Conference in whatever way I'm needed during my chosen timeslot. I will also do whatever I can to promote the Conference to my contacts in advance of the event. In exchange, I will attend the conference for free. I understand that professionalism and a positive attitude will be expected at all times.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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