Convention is now only two and a half months away, and it’s going to be right next door to us in San Jose! 17th District is one of the host districts for this year’s convention (along with 6th, 32nd, and Peralta districts). As such, we and the California State PTA are looking for volunteers to help out at Convention this year. Volunteers at Convention are entitled to free admission to the general meetings, exhibits and workshops (space permitting), plus mileage and parking reimbursements on the day(s) that you volunteer. And while you’re down in San Jose, you’re more than welcome to join the other 17th District delegates for other district events that will be taking place (more details on those in the coming weeks)!
If you’re interested in volunteering, there’s a new online form for Convention volunteers where you can select the positions/times that you’re interested in, or you can simply provide the number of hours you can volunteer and ask to be placed where needed. A bit more info about each of the positions is listed after the jump. If you have any questions about volunteering for Convention, please contact Sara Otus-Green, 2009 Local Convention Committee Chair.
Tote Bag Stuffing: Wednesday, April 29 only in the morning/early afternoon. Help stuff PTA tote bags with the program book and other information; the tote bags will be distributed to delegates during registration.
PTA Store: Shifts available Wednesday afternoon, Thursday-Saturday all day, Sunday morning. The PTA Store at Convention is where delegates can purchase PTA materials/resources and other items with the PTA logo. Jobs in the store may range from working a cash register, keeping an eye on the stock in the store, providing help to delegates in the store, etc.
Registration: Shifts available Wednesday afternoon, Thursday-Saturday all day, Sunday morning. Assist at the registration counters. Computer skills are helpful but not required.
General Meetings: Shifts available Thursday-Saturday afternoons, Friday-Sunday mornings. Assist with the flow of delegates during the general meetings, hand out literature to delegates during entry/exit, etc.
Information/Lost & Found Booth: Shifts available Thursday-Sunday all day. Man the Information/Lost & Found booth and assist delegates as needed.
Press Room: Shifts available Thursday-Saturday all day. Provide assistance in the Press Room. Responsibilities may include escorting members of the press at Convention as needed.
Sign Room: Shifts available Thursday-Saturday mornings. Provide assistance in the Sign Room, which is responsible for putting up workshop signs, navigation signs, etc. throughout the convention center.
Workshops: Shifts available 9:45 AM-1 PM Thursday; 10:45 AM-12:30 PM and 1:45 PM-3:30 PM Friday and Saturday. Serve as a host/hostess in a Convention workshop, responsible for collecting workshop tickets from attendees, handing out literature, collecting index cards with questions, and providing any other assistance required by the workshop convener and presenters.
Special Event: Saturday 7 PM-11 PM only. Provide assistance at the State PTA Special Event at the San Jose Tech Museum.