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Interested in volunteering for We Are Girls Austin???
The We Are Girls Conference, produced by Girls Empowerment Network, is a statewide, multi-city event designed especially for girls in grades 3-8 and the adults who care about them.The 2016 theme is “Find Your Power.” Featuring skill-building workshops and dynamic presentations, the We Are Girls Conference connects girls to relatable role models and encourages healthy relationships, educational discovery, and creative self-expression. This year’s We Are Girls Conference- Austin is being held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9 AM – 3:00PM, at Austin High School.
If you’re interested in volunteering with the We Are Girls Conference, read through the position descriptions below and choose the volunteer role that you are interested in assisting with. You are able to choose more than one shift as long as the times don't overlap. You can only register for yourself. Individuals are not permitted to register a large number of people.
Please note that there is a mandatory volunteer training taking place at Austin High School on Saturday October 29 from 11:00am-12:30pm. This volunteer training will be held on-site in the Austin High School cafeteria. If you have questions about the volunteer training, please contact email@example.com. Two weeks prior to the volunteer training, you will receive an email with location, parking, and logistics information for the volunteer training.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE TIMES OF THE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR DO NOT OVERLAP.
The We Are Girls Conference is in need of volunteers in the following capacities:
-Registration-- from 7:30am to 10:30am. These volunteers check-in all of the attendees, give them the necessary materials, and direct attendees as needed.
-Information desk-- from 7:30am to 11:45am OR 11:30am to 3:30pm. These volunteers will be stationed in a central location to answer questions, provide support to conference attendees, and will be responsible for going to each classroom after every breakout session and collecting evaluations.
-Speaker check-in-- from 9:00am to 11:45am OR 11:30 to 3:15pm. These volunteers will be stationed at a table where the workshop providers can check-in, ask questions, and fill out a survey about their experience.
-Lunch-- from 10:30am to 2pm. These volunteers serve our boxed lunches to the attendees. They will ensure that all speakers receive lunch and that the lunch process runs smoothly.
-Hospitality-- from 7:30am to 11:45am OR 11:30 to 2:45pm. These volunteers will help keep our hospitality room neat and clean. They will also ensure that all speakers receive lunch.
-Audio-visual support-- from 9:30am to 2:15pm. We need support this year from individuals familiar with projectors/laptops who feel comfortable troubleshooting any issues that the speakers encounter while hooking up their technology before their sessions.
-Room monitoring-- from 9:15am to 3:15pm. This is an all day position that cannot be split into shifts. Room monitors assist the speakers with their workshops. They also introduce the speaker, provide support to girls attending the breakout session, and administer the conference evaluations. THIS POSITION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN.
-SPIRIT SQUAD/Hallway monitoring/Directional Assistance-- from 7:30am to 11:45am OR 11:30 to 3:15pm. These volunteers are in charge of bringing joy, energy, and enthusiasm to the conference! They will have a large role at the conference's kick-off rally, and these volunteers shouldn't be shy about getting on stage and getting people pumped! Throughout the day you'll engage with girls, lead chants, answer any questions that the attendees have, and help folks find their way to workshop sessions.
-Gym and Performing Arts Center Monitoring--from 7:30am to 11:45am OR 11:30 to 3:15pm. The PAC is going to be a busy place throughout the day. We need people help administer evaluations and ensure that the featured conference speakers have everything that they need. THIS POSITION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR WOMEN.
-Gym Carnival-- from 10:30am to 2:15pm. The gym carnival is going to be a bustling and lively place during lunch! After people have finished their lunches, they will come up to the gym to participate in games and activities before their next session starts. Volunteers will help lead games and stations. THIS POSITION IS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY.
-Event set-up-- this opportunity will take place on Friday, November 4th (5:30pm-7:30pm) and will involve helping GEN set up Austin High. This means unloading supplies, hanging signs, etc. THIS POSITION DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO ATTEND THE VOLUNTEER TRAINING.
-Phone Bank-- this opportunity is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19th from 6pm-8pm and Thursday, November 3rd from 6-8pm at the Girls Empowerment Network office (3000 S IH 35, Austin, TX, 78704). We will be calling several of our workshop attendees and registering them over the phone as well as making reminder calls. Dinner will be provided for all participating volunteers.THIS POSITION DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO ATTEND THE VOLUNTEER TRAINING.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email us. Thank you for supporting the Girls Empowerment Network, and we look forward to working with you soon!
Brittany Yelverton, Community Relations & Volunteer Manager
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PRINT ANYTHING AT ALL AFTER REGISTERING. THANK YOU!