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VOLUNTEER/WORK EXCHANGE APPLICATION

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 15, 2024

 

The Wise Traditions Conference is offering financial assistance to members to attend the conference in the form of volunteer/work exchange opportunities. The intent is to allow people to attend who otherwise would not be able to as well as get help running the conference.  In exchange for the discount, we ask for work hours (unless you are physically unable to work). Priority will be given to chapter leaders. To receive this volunteer rate, you must be a member ($25, $40, or $50 level).

We offer two types of assistance: complete and partial. We have only five complete spots which cover full registration ($440) and are exclusively for current chapter leaders. The partial rate of $300 (a discount of $140) is for members only. Both of these include Friday, Saturday and Sunday sessions and five meals (lunch each day and dinner on Friday and Saturday). It does not include breakfasts, Thursday dinner, Monday farm visit, travel or lodging.

 

This offer is a work exchange requiring 6 work hours. If you agree to do the 6 hours but fail to sign in and complete the hours, we will invoice you for the discounted amount.

Once you submit your application, you will be notified by mid-August.

If you are offered and accept this scholarship, you agree to attend the conference. If you have to cancel, please tell us by September 27.
Are you a chapter leader?
Have you received a full scholarship before?
Are you a WAPF member? (required)

Please write a brief explanation of how this financial aid would enable would help and what benefit you see in attending. We will keep this confidential. Examples: I am putting myself through school, I was out of work, I am caring for an elderly parent, etc.

PREVIOUS VOLUNTEERS

If you have volunteered before, please check all that apply:

SCHOLARSHIP/ WORK EXCHANGE DUTY SELECTIONS

Recipients are required to complete 6 work hours to be eligible for the discounted rate of $300 or the full scholarship. Duties will be assigned on a first come/first serve basis. You will receive confirmation of your duties by email. You must sign in and complete your assignment.

Please indicate your three choices in order of your preference: 1, 2, 3 and leave a zero for the options you do not want. If you accept a position, it means you will miss the sessions occurring at that time.

Packing Tote Bags

You will be responsible for collating and stuffing conference materials in the conference bags. This requires being on your feet for the entire time. People filling this position should be agile and able to work well with others. It’s a great way to meet conference attendees. Please dress comfortably. 

Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tote Bag Coordinators

These people will supervise tote bag stuffing and prepare the room and tables for stuffing totes. You must be able to lift boxes containing papers and magazines (up to 80 pounds). You will be responsible for overseeing 20 other volunteers. It is imperative that you be there by 10:00 am on Thursday. You should dress comfortably. 

Due to the additional responsibility and extra hours, these people will receive an additional $50 discount on registration for a total of a $250 discount or can be done by someone receiving a full scholarship.

Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Registration

We ask that you report for your shift at least 10 minutes early which will allow a smooth transition between shift volunteers. You will be handing out registration materials and tote bags. You may be asked to assist with new registrations. Conference Registration is the headquarters for our conference, so you may be asked for direction, room assignments, etc. This is also the headquarters for conference staff. You are most people’s first link to the conference, so a good attitude and smile are a must.

Thursday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday 6:30 am – noon  

Sunday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm     

Friday 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm    

Saturday 6:30 am – noon

Weston A. Price Foundation Table
 

You will be assisting at our table during the breaks taking a brief break to get your lunch and bring it back to the table. You will be able to attend sessions.

Ticket Collections Collector
 

The ticket collectors will report directly to volunteer ticket coordinator. This spot requires that you commit to collecting tickets at all five conference meals. You must come 15 minutes early to every meal.

Friday 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, Friday 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm, Saturday 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, Saturday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sunday 11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Ticket Collections Coordinator
 

The coordinator will report directly to WAPF staff for training. You will assist in training the other ticket collector volunteers. This person will be responsible for supervising 12 people per meal shift. You will assist staff in ensuring that the lines move effectively and all volunteers get a chance to eat. At the end of each shift, the coordinator will need to return all collected tickets to the conference registration desk, along with all volunteer aprons and sign in sheets. *1 person only. Due to the additional responsibility and extra hours, this person will receive a full free registration, but not travel or hotel.

Friday 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, Friday 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm, Saturday 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, Saturday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm,

Sunday 11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Room Announcers
 

This is for chapter leader's only. We will email you to see which rooms you prefer.

Room Monitors 
 

More than one room monitor will be in each room. You will be asked to serve as a liaison between our staff and our speakers. You should introduce yourself to the speaker to see how you might assist. Please ask if the speaker needs water, would like you to keep time for them, introduce them, etc. Should an issue arise in the room (audio visual equipment, lighting, heating/air conditioning, noise, etc.), please report this immediately to the conference registration desk (CRD). The speaker should not leave to deal with these issues.

Please arrive early to ensure that the room is ok. It is the job of the room monitor to ensure that the session starts and stops on time. You will be responsible for introducing the speaker, unless the speaker prefers you not do so. Speaker bios will be provided in your registration envelope and a copy is also in the conference program.

You will make sure that each person entering a session has a badge. If not, please instruct them to visit the CRD to obtain one. Other badges will list a day only (i.e. Saturday Only). Be sure to watch for these as well. No badge – no entry – no exceptions!

 

You are also asked to monitor noise in the room as we are recording all sessions. We ask that cell phones be silenced during the sessions. We ask that one monitor remain by the door area during the session to prevent door slamming. If an infant is loud and distracts from the speaker, please ask politely that the adult and child step out until the child is quieted. (This is true for loud people of any age.) Our policy has been clearly stated with regard to children. If there are questions, they should be directed to Paul Frank at the CRD.

 

As we anticipate some full rooms, we would ask that you direct attendees to move toward the front and into the middle of the rows so that the rooms may be filled to capacity. Should a seating issue arise, please notify the CRD immediately.

 

You are asked to obtain a head count approximately 20 minutes into each session time slot. This should be clearly written on your log sheet which should be picked up from the CRD when you sign in for your shift and returned to the CRD once your shift has ended.

THURSDAY 12:30 - 4:30 PM

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FRIDAY 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

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FRIDAY 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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SATURDAY 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

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SATURDAY 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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SATURDAY 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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SUNDAY 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

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SUNDAY 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM 

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Which scholarship are you requesting?

Thanks for submitting!

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