Become A volunteer
Give your time to a conference that supports bringing more voices to the parenting world.
When you volunteer for the 2020 Diversity in Parenting Conference you’re a part of a team committing to changing the way we create conferences - especially in the parenting world. Volunteering allows you to be on the ground floor of this revolutionary conference, and be a part of the behind-the-scenes planning too!
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
Anyone can apply to be a volunteer. This admission to the conference is best for those who really want to attend the conference AND contribute to helping the conference run smoothly. Volunteers are able to do the following:
Be on time and ready to attend to volunteer duties
Follow instructions and directives from conference coordinator
Answer correspondence with the conference planners and committees
Be available for both days of the conference
Be flexible in supporting the conference during the conference days (i.e. changing duties when necessary)
Remain committed to your volunteer duties before and during the conference
Be local to the conference location as responsibilities (like the volunteer meeting) may begin before the conference
Be able to communicate conference schedules, rules, regulations, and other conference information to attendee (Do not sign up if you are not comfortable confronting attendees)
Volunteers will be assigned to monitor meeting rooms, assist with registration, support speakers, and assist conference staff. You will be scheduled to work approximately 3-4 hours per day, during mornings, afternoons, or possibly evenings. Please see the full conference schedule, as you may be scheduled to volunteer during those times.
You should be able to attend the Full 2-Day Conference and have open availability throughout the conference.
There will be a MANDATORY volunteer meeting on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 4:30pm - at the conference hotel
You will be notified in advance of the conference if there are any time changes for this meeting. If you cannot commit to the requirements/responsibilities, you will not be able to volunteer but may register as an attendee.
You are not able to choose the workshops for which you are assigned. However, when not assigned, you may attend any sessions you prefer during conference.
*Note: You will also be able to claim credit toward a Certificate of Attendance stating your hours for all sessions worked and attended!*
The cost of attending the 2020 Diversity in Parenting Conference as a volunteer is $100. All other expenses related to the conference including hotel accommodation, transportation, parking, meals (not sponsored by the conference), etc. are the responsibility of the volunteer. Once your application has been approved, you will be sent a link to purchase your conference ticket as a volunteer.
All cancellations must be in writing (via email) and there will be a $75 administrative charge for each cancellation. Cancellations received after Friday, August 7th, 2020 will NOT be eligible for a refund. You must notify us of any changes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION TO VOLUNTEER
We are accepting volunteer applications until Friday, March 6th at 11:59pm.
*Note: Your registration is not complete until you have purchased your volunteer ticket (the link to purchase your volunteer ticket will be emailed upon acceptance of your application). The receipt you receive once you’ve purchased your ticket will be confirmation for admittance to the conference as a volunteer.*