Reconstructionists from all over the world are coming together for B’Yachad: Reconstructing Judaism Together on March 22-27 in McLean, VA. Volunteers at Convention help Reconstructing Judaism cultivate, provoke and inspire a deeply rooted, boldly relevant and co-created Judaism.
Being a part of the volunteer team helps our Convention run smoothly and has its perks!
To view the entire volunteer sign up, please click here. To see a specific day to sign up, please click the button below for which day you can volunteer.
Questions? Contact Rachel Forth.
Registration: Help register attendees, check names off the registration list, and give new attendees convention materials. Inform attendees of what's happening at that time.
Greeter: Working in a specific hotel area to greet direct attendees as needed. Make attendees feel welcome and assist them with directions to where they are going.
Information: Provide general information to attendees with a smile and helpful manner- everything from where the bathrooms are to what programs are happening. Be familiar with the layout of the convention and where programs, meals, and the vendor area is.
Zoom Monitor: Sign onto Zoom 15 minutes before the program start, serve as Zoom host, help to admit attendees, and assist with any tech troubleshooting. Note the number of attendees. Provide survey link to attendees. You will need to be on your computer if you are doing this remotely.
Runner: Direct attendees to rooms during program transitions, check for appropriate supplies in rooms, restock rooms with supplies, relate concerns to staff as needed.
Usher: Assist at larger programs by greeting attendees, helping attendees find seating, passing out programs or other materials, etc.
Room Monitor: Ensure that the room is set up as the presenter(s) would like it for each program. Any needed supplies are present, there is water for the presenter, and any handouts are available. Hand out feedback cards and pens at the start of the session and collect them at the session's close. Introduce session and presenter(s) if no one else is assigned to do so. Note the number of attendees in the program.
Supply Monitor: Check out supplies to runners or workshop leaders as needed.
Vendor Area Support: Assist in vendor area- help answer questions from attendees, cover for vendors during breaks, assist with supplies. Wednesday 10am-noon involves assisting vendors to set-up, and Friday 5-6pm involves helping vendors break down.
Recon Press/other RJ tables: Work with RJ staff member(s) at these booths to provide information and sale of books and other items.
Meal Monitor: Greet attendees as they enter the dining room and unobtrusively check their badges to ensure that they are signed up for meals; if they are not, walk with them to check in with a staff person.
Break down convention: Help break down all Reconstructing Judaism convention materials and pack up supplies.
Return borrowed materials to Adat Shalom: For those heading back to Adat Shalom, convey borrowed Adat Shalom materials back to the synagogue (siddurim, etc.).
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