The Responsibilities: Volunteers will be assigned on a random basis to monitor meeting rooms and assist faculty and staff. You will be scheduled to work approximately four to five hours per day, during mornings, afternoons or possibly evenings. Please see the schedule in late February to make sure you can volunteer during those times. You must have open availability throughout the Main Conference (May 4th - May 6th).
There will be a MANDATORY volunteer meeting on Thursday, May 3rd at the Oakland Marriott City Center (room and time in the evening to be determined).
You will NOT be able to choose the workshops for which you are assigned; however, when not assigned, you may attend any sessions you prefer during the MAIN CONFERENCE ONLY. Remember: You will be able to claim credit toward a Certificate of Attendance stating your hours for all sessions worked and attended!
The Requirements: Volunteers should be able to understand and communicate in English and have legible handwriting. Volunteers should also be able to communicate rules and regulations. Do not sign up if you are not comfortable confronting attendees. All other expenses related to the Conference including hotel accommodation, transportation, parking, meals, etc. are the responsibility of the volunteer. Please visit the hotel page for more information.
If you cannot commit to the requirements/responsibilities, you will not be able to volunteer, but you may sign up as an attendee.
The Cost: The cost of attending Couples 2018 as a volunteer is $35.00. You will be refunded $85 of the original deposit ($120) after you have successfully completed your volunteer duties as assigned. Refunds will be mailed to you 4-6 weeks after completion of the Conference.
All cancellations must be in writing and there will be a $50 administrative charge for each cancellation. Cancellations received that are NOT postmarked by Thursday, April 12th, will NOT be eligible for a refund. You must notify the Foundation of any changes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 602-956-6196.