Volunteer Waiting List

All volunteer shifts are full. Sign up for the waiting list below.

The volunteer shifts for the 2017 conference are now full, and the waiting list has opened. In recent years, the volunteer coordinator has contacted every name on the waiting list——so there is a good chance that you will be contacted about volunteering once you join the waiting list.

Volunteers help us set up the day before the conference and keep things running smoothly on the day of the conference. In exchange for their time and effort, volunteers receive free admission to the conference. Anyone interested in volunteering needs to fill out the online form below and rank the volunteer shifts in order of preference.

There is no guarantee that there will be openings for any specific shift. The volunteer coordinator reaches out to folks on the waiting list in order of signing up and who has indicated preference for the shift that has openings. Anyone who selects the number one (1) for all shifts will be contacted whenever a spot becomes available, and those volunteers can either opt to take the open spot or stay on the waiting list to be contacted when/if another spots open.

The volunteer coordinator begins confirming availability with volunteers already signed up approximately five (5) weeks prior to the conference, and this process takes time. The coordinator may not contact folks on the waiting list until a week (or even days) before the conference.

Important Notes

  • 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, check your junk mail. If the email isn’t there, please go back onto the site and try submitting the 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.
  • 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 folks on the waiting list regarding openings via email and you must reply quickly to confirm your 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 (11/01/2017) 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 (11/02/2017) 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.
    11/1, 9:30a-4p
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 4.
    11/2, (6a-11a
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 4.
    11/2, 9a-2p
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 4.
    11/2, 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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