SHAPE America seeks enthusiastic volunteers to assist at the 2022 National Convention & Expo, the premier event for health and physical educators. To pull off an event of this magnitude, it’s all hands-on deck! Our volunteers are an integral component to our convention’s success.
Each year, SHAPE America is fortunate to work with numerous volunteers, and this year, our goal is to provide an opportunity for even more individuals to contribute to another successful event! As we broaden our outreach for volunteers and work to make national convention more accessible for attendees, we are offering college and university students, teachers at Title I schools, and first-time attendees’ early access to sign-up for volunteer opportunities. Volunteers will receive a discount on convention registration that will help offset the cost to attend.
On-site our volunteers serve in a variety of roles, including, but not limited to:
- Monitoring session rooms - greeting speakers, ensuring AV/equipment is set, reporting any issues to SHAPE America staff, and providing an estimated attendance for assigned rooms/sessions
- Managing activity equipment – organizing, delivering, and retrieving activity equipment for all activity sessions
- Preparing materials for attendees – stuffing attendee bags with all inserts, ensuring all handouts are dropped on seats at major events like the Opening/Closing General Session, lectures, etc.
- Welcoming attendees and assisting with registration crowd management – greeting attendees as they enter the facility and directing them to the appropriate registration booth and/or Program Operations
- Assisting exhibitors for their demos – greeting exhibitors and assisting them with set-up/dismantling of exhibitor demos in the exhibit hall at their scheduled time
In exchange for serving eight (8) volunteer hours before, during and/or after the event (during self-selected timeslots/volunteer opportunities from April 25 through April 30, 2022), individuals selected as volunteers will receive:
- $200 off Professional Registration* or $120 off Student Registration*
- Volunteer T-shirt
- $10 Merchandise Voucher for the SHAPE America Center Court (SHAPE America’s booth in the exhibit hall)
- Access to an exclusive VIP Volunteer Reception during the Opening Celebration
*If selected individuals have not yet registered for the convention, a coupon code will be provided to discount registration the appropriate amount. If selected individuals have already registered for convention upon selection, a refund will be issued in the appropriate amount to reflect the volunteer discount.
Volunteer opportunities are limited. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2022 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA, please take a few minutes to express your interest in being considered as be a #SHAPENOLA volunteer by filling out the appropriate interest form below. The SHAPE America Convention Team will reach out to selected individuals regarding available opportunities in early 2022. All participants will receive follow-up regardless of selection status.
Thank you for your interest in serving as a #SHAPENOLA volunteer! If you have any questions about volunteering, please reach out to the SHAPE America Convention Team at [email protected].
Please note that certain volunteer positions could result in direct contact with attendees and social distancing in some roles may not be feasible. All volunteers and attendees will be required to complete a registration form and abide by state, local, facility, and SHAPE America requirements intended to keep each other safe. Individuals selected to volunteer will have the opportunity to select from available volunteer roles/shifts (based on availability), to choose assignments that best match their comfort level.