Convention 2022 Volunteering Areas

These are the areas for which you can volunteer at Convention 2022. We ask that you create a "Volunteer Identity" for yourself, which tells us about your interest and availability. If multiple people in your party are volunteering, please create a separate volunteer identity for each person.

Below are the volunteer areas for Convention 2022. Click on any link to see the available time slots for each task and/or to sign up for a time slot.

Check-in

These volunteers are the faces first seen as people come to check in. Volunteers help set up the registration packets and Survival Kits on Friday, and distribute to attendees as they check in on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

There are 3 tasks in this area.

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Public Access Teaching

Share your love of origami by teaching some simple models to the non-folding public when they come to visit the Exhibition or the Sales areas. This gives the visitors a chance to appreciate the joy of paperfolding. Shifts are about 45 minutes to one hour each.

There is 1 task in this area.

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Model Menu

Model Menu is optional for teachers to display samples of their models. There will be tent cards with the Class names and as teachers drop off their models, they need to be placed on the correct table (by day and level).

There are 2 tasks in this area.

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Ticketing

Most attendees already have their class assignments through the online system. However, if people want to change their assignment or they have just registered on-site, they need to be able to request changes to their schedule. We will have system administrators available to make the changes online, but we need volunteers to control the area.

There is 1 task in this area.

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The Source/Goldmine

Volunteers in this position help out in The Origami Source which includes Goldmine. Tasks include set-up and breakdown, maintaining inventory, answering questions, and assisting with sales.

There are 3 tasks in this area.

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Exhibition

This area involves Set-Up and Breakdown, and also the position of Exhibition Manager, which is a supervisory position. Volunteer shifts are 2-3 hours at a time. Responsibilities include oversight for the safety of the Exhibit and providing supervision for exhibitor volunteers as needed. If you would like one of these positions you will be briefed ahead of time. This is an excellent opportunity for a parent/guardian volunteer.

There are 3 tasks in this area.

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Silent Auction

Silent Auction volunteers sit and answer questions for those who have come to bid. This is a good position for volunteers looking for a low-key way to lend a hand. We also need volunteers for Set-Up and Breakdown.

There are 2 tasks in this area.

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Logistics

Assist in setting up materials before the Convention begins and helping to pack up as the Convention draws to its close. Specific directions will be provided on site from the Logistic managers. Requires being on your feet and ability to lift move boxes of varying weight.

There are 3 tasks in this area.

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Teaching Materials

Special materials requested by teachers or anticipated for general use (e.g., scissors) must be sorted and organized for easy distribution on each morning when classes are being offered. There are 2 categories: materials ordered by specific teachers and general materials that may be requested on site, such as scissors, glue, large sheets of paper for demonstration. The work is done on Friday morning of Convention and requires approximately 2-3 hours. There will be printouts provided that 1) identify the teachers, their requirements and the source(s) of their materials and 2) catalog the contents of the Teaching Supplies boxes. Labels with relevant information will also be provided. Serena LaVine will be available to provide the printouts and share the methods of organizing the materials used in the past. Teaching materials are provided to teachers prior to the morning and afternoon classes

There are 2 tasks in this area.

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Oversize Folding Paper prep

Help cut the 9-foot rolls of paper into squares for the Oversize Folding event. Paper preparation is on Friday.

There is 1 task in this area.

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