During the conference, the following types of volunteers are needed:
Time commitment: all volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 1 shift (2-4 hours). Please note that some shifts might be longer.
Videographer/Editors will help with producing video content, including interviews with delegates, summary pieces about conference events and attendees, and segments on specific presenters and policy issues. These videos will be displayed on the CUExpo2015.ca website and will be shared via C2UExpo’s social media pages. We will have you circulate to collect footage and interviews at the conference from May 27 – May 29.
Journalists/Journalism Students will interview various community, academic, and policy representatives in order to produce media content for promoting C2UExpo 2015 to the media, on our website, and through social media. We will have you circulate to collect interviews at the conference from May 27 – May 29.
Event Assistants help with events such as the opening and closing receptions, and community dinners. You will be responsible for assisting with the event set-up/take-down, greeting participants, and attending all social events to provide support. You will be required to attend a volunteer orientation session on May 25th, and commit to being available during the conference (May 26-29) specifically for the social events.
Registration Facilitators greet conference participants and speakers and facilitate registration. You would be responsible for managing the registration booth, giving out registration packages and badges, and providing general information about the conference, venues, directions, etc. You will be required to attend volunteer orientation on May 25th, and commit to a minimum of 3.5 hours per day during the conference (May 26-29).
Session Convenors are responsible for: attending the session they are convening, recording key discussion points, and promoting session talks and speakers via social media. You will be required to attend volunteer orientation on May 25th and commit to being available for at least one concurrent session during the conference (May 27-29).
Assistant to Elder Paul Skanks will meet Elder Skanks and accompany him to/from opening and closing ceremonies (May 26, 27, and 29), and will provide him with any needed assistance (e.g. getting refreshments, equipment for the smudging ceremony, etc.). Time Commitment: May 26 open-to-community reception; May 27, opening ceremony; May 29, closing ceremony. Hours might extend if the Elder would like to stay at events longer.
Mic Runners are responsible for passing the microphone to the audience during question period for the Keynote plenary sessions and the banquet at the Shaw Centre.
Administrative Volunteers will work in the conference secretariat office and will help with various administrative responsibilities, including helping delegates with parking, directions, presentation updates, registrations, and more. You will be required to attend volunteer orientation on May 25th, and commit to being available during the conference (May 26-29)
Curiosity Booth Volunteers will need to help collect conference delegate questions and record them to send to the Curiosity Shop at the end of the conference. The Curiosity Booth offers a way for delegates to ask questions of the tens of thousands of expert researchers from Ontario’s 21 universities. Anything goes: science, art, business, self-help, spirituality, romance and more. You’ll be responsible for interacting with conference delegates, soliciting and recording questions, and providing information about the booth itself. Training will be provided before your shift.