Volunteer Information Center
April 1 - April 4, 2020
Welcome 2020 WPC Volunteers! Thank you for being empowered to work for equity and justice by incorporating the WPC experience in your self and social transformation. Please consider opportunities to enhance your conference experience through volunteerism.
National and local volunteers support the WPC and conference host with annual conference operations by assisting in the following areas: Hospitality (registration, information booth, food and beverage, and accessibility); Workshops (presenters and room monitors); the WPC Bookstore and Marketplace; Technology (Audio/Visual and Social Media); Healing Component; and Student Services.
The WPC National Volunteer Team categorizes volunteers in the following ways:
Pre and Post-Conference Volunteers: Each conference host recruits volunteers 4-6 months prior to the conference, making volunteering a great opportunity for the local community to deepen their experience with the WPC before the conference convenes.
Conference Volunteers: Individuals, and small or large groups attending the WPC conference can also commit to volunteer hours to deepen their experience with the WPC throughout the four conference days! Feel free to contact us to schedule a block for you, a high school, or a college group to name a few.
Since the inception of the WPC, there have been hundreds of students, educators and activists just like you who volunteer to make this event happen. As an added benefit, volunteers that serve at least 10 hours will receive a discounted registration rate for the WPC conference.
WHO: You (and everyone else you are registering with)!
The WPC team seeks volunteers with a wide range of experiences. We need help with the usual tasks, but also look for volunteers with unique talents and skills to share with the community. With the help of volunteers, we have recently been able to offer services like morning yoga and a meditation/prayer room. (We ♥ AmeriCorps!)
WHAT: We want your experience with the WPC to be as valuable as your volunteer experience with us. Volunteers can commit to volunteering time in support of the conference.
Volunteers will attend a mandatory orientation and training upon arrival to the conference, to take place BEFORE they may begin accruing volunteer hours. This 90 min session includes a tour of the facility, a special training on risk mitigation and the assignment to a volunteer team. There will be multiple orientation and training sessions offered to accommodate volunteer arrival dates/times.
WHEN: Volunteer shifts vary by role and area. Beginning, Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 volunteers are needed to assist with general logistics and pre-conference setup.
If you are local to the Grand Rapids area, and are interested in helping with logistics, please email us here.
WHY: The WPC cannot take place without excellent volunteers!
HOW: Complete the appropriate volunteer forms to register as a volunteer and/or apply for discounted registration rate.
Complete the Volunteer application form!!
Volunteer application form submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis (every weekend) for a limited number of discounted registrations. Once approved, a volunteer registration code will be emailed to you. Upon confirmation of registration and payment, you will be sent an email with final instructions.
VOLUNTEER DISCOUNT INFORMATION & APPLICATION PROCESS:
Volunteer Discount Information
The WPC volunteers are eligible for 3 types of discounted rates. All volunteers must commit to serving a minimum of 10 hours over the life of the conference (includes pre/post conference days).
Those who serve at least 10 hours will register for WPC20 at $200.
Those who serve 15 hours or more will register for WPC20 at $160.
Those who serve 20 hours or more will register for WPC20 at $120.
Volunteer hours are recorded by Volunteer Coordinator based on volunteer sign-in documentation. If you do not complete your volunteer hours during the conference, you will risk the opportunity to participate in future WPC volunteer opportunities and forfeit your conference discount.
Please contact, the National Volunteer Team here..
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