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Volunteer

VolunteerDo you have time to volunteer during the 2014 People of African Descent, Allies, and Friends Conference?  We are looking for people with kind hearts and generous spirits to volunteer their time to help others during the Conference in Atlanta, GA (May 15, 16 and 17).  If you have a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days, we could use your help.  Volunteer opportunities include (but are not limited to): conference registration, worship (usher, greeter, acolyte), workshops, audio visuals, hospitality, VIP Buddies, and so much more.

Registration

Registration volunteers will check attendees in, provide them with their conference credentials, and answer basic questions on the worship, plenary and breakout sessions. Registration volunteers are asked to work in 2 hour blocks, starting Thursday afternoon through mid-day Saturday.

Worship

Volunteers are needed as greeters, ushers, and acolytes.  Greeters will welcome conference attendees as they enter the worship space and make them feel invited, valued, and loved.  Kind hearts, voices, and presence are needed to facilitate this holy moment.  Ushers will guide attendees to the appropriate seating areas in the worship space, help with the offering, and direct communion.  Acolytes will help hold the communion elements and assist in serving communion.

Worship Arts

Signers, singers, dancers, readers, worship environment designers, and liturgists volunteers are needed. Please click here for the application and information.

Plenary Assistants

Volunteers are needed to provide support to ensure our presenters have all the equipment and materials they need and generally troubleshoot any last minute problems that may arise during the presentation.

Audio/Visual

Experienced volunteers may be asked to assist with running sound and Power Point presentations during worship and possibly workshops. In addition we will need volunteers who are willing to load information into Power Point templates.

Hospitality and Set Up

Hospitality volunteers will help to ensure that the overall conference space and conference experience conveys a spirit of openness, acceptance, and gratitude to everyone involved with the Conference.  They will staff the Hospitality Table (open during the conference’s main times), stuff conference bags, decorating, assist with set up/breakdown, runners, greet at special events, assist specific VIPS and Special Guests.  If your spiritual gifts include gratitude, generosity, humor, and you are outgoing and enjoy people, this is the opportunity for you.  VIP Buddies are volunteers who will be assigned to aid and assist our VIPs, special guests, and leadership.

Pastoral Care

Volunteers will provide for the pastoral care needs of our attendees during the conference.

Transportation

Volunteers are needed to transport our VIP guests and leadership from/to the airport.

Security

Volunteers will assist in providing a safe conference for all. Ten volunteers are needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Val Parson at PADVolunteers@MCCchurch.net.

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