VOLUNTEERING FOR CONFERENCE
Each year, AORE brings together a dynamic planning team comprised of volunteers living and working throughout the United States to assist in the planning and execution of the conference. This opens the door to each and every AORE member who is interested in the development and implementation of the largest and most visible program of the association.
If you're interested in getting involved at any level, in any capacity - whether as a lead volunteer or a day-of volunteer - please submit the form on this page. We will be in touch soon!
There are many ways to get involved in AORE's Annual Conference - from a leadership role through an hour of day-of-event volunteering - and all the various options in between.
Two members come together to support the action teams. Their role is to keep those teams moving forward throughout their assigned tasks. These roles serve from January/February through the conference and post-event evaluation period.
Time Frame: Jan-Nov
Time per Month: 10-15 hours
Each of the teams listed below is comprised of one (1) to two (2) team leads and variable amounts of interested team members to support the efforts pre-conference and/or onsite. The timing of and amount of commitment varies per action team.
Awards + Recognition
Education + Research
Closer to the conference, a complete schedule with volunteer slots identified will be released. Every attendee is encouraged to sign up for at least one (1) time slot, which can range from one (1) to three (3) hours. The tasks/responsibilities are easy to convey, require little to no training, and help ensure a positive attendee experience.
Thank you to those volunteers that are leading and supporting our action teams as we plan and prepare for the 2020 conference!
Lead: Dave Myers
AWARDS + RECOGNITION
Lead: seeking one or two!
Lead: Jen Siliko
Team: Kaileigh Hennard, Davy Shaw, Clayton Sheehan
EDUCATION + RESEARCH
Leads: Will Hobbs, Jennifer Kafsky
Research Lead: Jeremy Jostad
Team: Michael Hooten
Lead: seeking one or two!
Lead: Steven Koster
Team: Elizabeth Johansen
Lead: Eva Dunn-Froebig
Team: Steven Koster
Our Conference Volunteering overview document (PDF) includes the three key areas outlined above plus expanded information on Action Teams.
WHY VOLUNTEER? Volunteering time to support your association's conference can be a phenomenal way to contribute and expand your skills, knowledge and networks. Volunteering also allows you to make a lasting and meaningful impact. Among other things, volunteers:
Articulate common values and collaborate to advance the profession;
Get access to training and development opportunities;
Enhance their experience and resume;
Strengthen their community and networks; and
Connect and network with other like-minded people.