Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are welcome to participate in the Assembly in the following ways:

Hospitality:
The Hospitality volunteers play a vital role in setting a positive and constructive tone for the Assembly. Volunteers will provide a welcoming presence from the parking lot to the coffee urn and everything in between. You must be able to stand and walk for considerable lengths of time for this volunteer opportunity.

Registration:
The Registration volunteers manage the distribution of Assembly materials. This includes verifying registration, name tags, Assembly agenda and report materials, and voting equipment. The Registration volunteers are often called on to provide logistics information, for example, the location of bathrooms, coffee and special events. You may sit or stand for this volunteer opportunity.

Ministries, Vendors, and Partners (MVP):
The 2016 Synod Assembly will not include a Ministries, Vendors and Partners display area. The one-day duration of the Assembly makes it impractical to offer this feature.

Worship:
The Worship volunteers will work with the chairman and musicians to plan and carry out the worship events of the Assembly. Music is offered before and during the sessions. The Synod-wide worship service will involve groups and individuals from around the Synod. Physical requirements will vary depending on the volunteer assignment. Please share any physical limitations with the Worship Committee Chairperson when you correspond.

Media:
The Media volunteers support the effort to incorporate visual presentations into the Assembly sessions. Volunteers may be involved before and/or during the Assembly. Extensive electronic presentations must be prepared and coordinated prior to the Assembly. Volunteers will work with the chairman to prepare these materials. During the Assembly, presentations are handled by the expert staff of Brainstorm Media, with the assistance of our own Media Team. Knowledge of PowerPoint and comfort with a variety of technology is requested. Also, those with experience in photography and willing to take photos during Assembly are needed.

Small Group Discussion:
When the Assembly agenda includes small group discussion it is necessary to have volunteers available to distribute and collect materials. Advanced training is not necessary for this responsibility, on sight volunteers are welcome.