You have reached the volunteer shift sign up page for the DNC Charlotte Green Team.
One of our most important and exciting sustainability goals is to reduce landfill waste by diverting traditional landfill waste from the convention venues into recycling and composting sites. Green Team volunteers are key to the success of this effort.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the minimum commitment to join the DNC Charlotte Green Team?
A: We are asking each volunteer to sign up for at least 2 shifts in order to be accepted to the program.
Q: What, if any, trainings will I need to attend prior to volunteering?
A: There will be a mandatory volunteer training session at the Convention Center the week prior to the Convention. In order to participate in the program, you must attend the volunteer training in person or the scheduled training webinars. You will receive a confirmation email with additional details.
Q: What will I do when I volunteer with the Green Team?
A: As a member of the Green Team you will interact with and familiarize attendees with the recycling system, offering guidance to attendees as needed about how to properly dispose of their items. Volunteers will serve as educational hosts and stand by an Eco Station, which is a three-bin station featuring recycling, compost and landfill bins, to help answer questions from attendees.
Q: When is the Convention?
A: The Convention runs Tuesday, September 4th – Thursday, September 6th.
Q: Where is the Convention?
A: The first two days of the Convention will be held at the Time Warner Cable Arena, and a special third night will be held at the Bank of America Stadium. The Charlotte Convention Center is the hub of daytime activity during Convention week.
Q: What is the commitment for Green Team volunteers?
A: Each Green Team volunteer will sign up for a minimum of two shifts. You are welcome to volunteer for more than two shifts, but prior to committing yourself to these shifts, please ensure that your schedule allows you to fulfill both the temporal and physical demands of volunteering.
Q: How long are the volunteer shifts?
A: Green Team volunteer shifts are 7.5-8.5 hours long (including check-in time) and you will be on your feet almost all of that time (unless you indicate that you require a seated position).
Q: Will I be standing or sitting during my volunteer shifts?
A: As a Green Team volunteer, you will primarily be on your feet for the duration of your shift. Please be prepared to stand during your shift. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes are required.
Q: Are there any age restrictions for volunteers?
A: Volunteers under the age of 18 will not be permitted to volunteer on the DNCC Green Team.
Q: As a parent, can I bring my child with me to volunteer?
A: Unfortunately, no. Children will not be allowed to volunteer with parents due to liability reasons and safety concerns. Please make child care arrangements for your child while you volunteer at the DNCC.
Q: Can I bring a friend with me to volunteer?
A: Because of the organization of the Green Team structure, we are restricted to credentialing ONLY the volunteers we register in advance. Any unregistered guests will be turned away.
Q: What should I wear when I volunteer?
A: Volunteers will be provided a special Green Team t-shirt to wear during your volunteer shifts. Please make sure you wear either comfortable shorts or pants while volunteering. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
Q: What may I bring with me to the DNCC as a volunteer?
A: Due to strict security of the Convention, personal items of all guests are extremely limited to include only the bare essentials and subject to the discretion of DNCC Security. All liquids and gels are strictly prohibited. Please do not bring food items. You may bring an empty water bottle and refill your bottle at water stations.
Q: Will I receive more specific information about volunteering later?
A: Once you have registered to volunteer, you will receive a confirmation email with your schedule. You will also receive everything you will need to know about what to wear, what to bring (and not to bring), and arrival information including public transportation and parking tips. Also, above information will be discussed in detail at the volunteer training.
Q: Is there a cancellation date?
A: All cancellations must be made no later than Monday, August 20th, 2012.