SHAPE America seeks enthusiastic volunteers to assist at the 2023 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 the 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 early-bird 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 six (6) volunteer hours before, during and/or after the event (during self-selected timeslots/volunteer opportunities from March 27 through April 1, 2023), individuals selected as volunteers will receive:
- $150 off Professional Registration* or $120 off Student Registration*
- Volunteer T-shirt
- $10 Merchandise Voucher for the SHAPE America Resource Center (SHAPE America’s booth in the exhibit hall)
- Access to an exclusive VIP Volunteer Reception during the Opening Celebration
*Individuals selected as volunteers will be provided a promo code to be used during the registration process to discount the cost of registration to the appropriate amount.
Volunteer opportunities are limited. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2023 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Seattle, WA, please take a few minutes to express your interest in being considered as be a #SHAPEseattle 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 2023. All participants will receive follow-up regardless of selection status.
Thank you for your interest in serving as a #SHAPEseattle volunteer! If you have any questions about volunteering, please reach out to the SHAPE America Convention Team at [email protected].
#SHAPEseattle Group Volunteer Interest Form
Please complete the form below if you are a university faculty member interested in having a group of your students volunteer and attend the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.
#SHAPEseattle Individual Volunteer Interest Form
Please complete the form below to indicate your interest in serving as a volunteer at the 2023 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.