2016 National Conference: Opportunities to Volunteer

Here is your chance to volunteer to help. Whether you would like to work as a volunteer to receive a partial rebate on your registration fee (registration rebates are limited) or simply to make a contribution to your association, you can help make this an amazing event. For those volunteers fulfilling significant volunteer time commitments, partial registration rebates can be earned. Priority for the registration rebates is provided to members of the ACA, Southeastern Local Chapter. Most volunteers simply like to be involved as both an attendee and a contributor in some way. The cross section and volume of volunteers enriches the event. A list of key areas with brief descriptions follows. Keep in mind the needs for the Conference remain fluid. We never turn good help away!

The Process
We seek volunteers who can commit ahead, and will welcome those who wait until they arrive on site. You may volunteer online at: www.ACAcamps.org/conference/volunteerform.  Assignments will be confirmed back to you prior to the conference. On site, you may check opportunities in one of two locations – the Speaker Services counter and the Hospitality Desk.  You will need to go ahead and register for conference at the normal rate.  Post-conference, the volunteer chairs will provide ACA with a list of volunteers who have earned a rebate on their registration fee.  The rebate will be processed at that time and a credit issued to the original credit card used for registration.  If registration was paid by check, a refund check will be mailed.

Hospitality and community building are hallmarks of the National Conference. There are opportunities both before the conference and during for hospitality volunteers. Assignments may include directing attendees in the Hilton Atlanta, staffing the Hospitality Area, welcoming Kindred and Affiliate participants, and other tasks.

During heavy 'check-in' time blocks, and essentially all day Tuesday, two to three volunteers are needed to work registration, along side ACA staff. Volunteer hours at registration counters are anticipated to be during the following dates/times: Tuesday, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Exact times will be provided to you via email by the volunteer chair, prior to the conference.

Education Session Room Hosts
We have numerous slots to fill in this area.  This is an assignment for volunteers comfortable interacting with audiences and presenters.  As a host, you will help with handouts, evaluations, introductions and in some cases, will assist speakers in the question and answer period. This is a great volunteer option for those who wish to take advantage of education sessions. You can volunteer for the sessions you need, from an educational standpoint.

General Session Assistance
Four keynote events are offered. Volunteers help usher, aide Conference Team members, chaperone entertainers, set out special event items, and perform a variety of miscellaneous tasks.