24 April 2015

Jamboree 2015 - Calling All Volunteers!


Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus! and the 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree are just around the corner and getting closer all the time!

We need your help.

We have over 400 time time slots to fill and over 1300 volunteer hours that are needed.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Over 1300 hours of volunteer time. That's what is required to stuff the registration bags, process registration, monitor the sessions, break down the boxes, set up the tables and signs, collect the meal tickets, provide tech zone and research assistance, and do the dozens of little jobs that add up to a huge effort and a successful conference.

Last year's Volunteer campaign was very successful and resulted in hundreds of new volunteers who contributed time. We were thrilled  with the response from those who stepped forward to help. From first-time attendees who jumped right in with long-time members of the Jamboree family to local residents and those who came from hundreds of miles away, every volunteer played a crucial role in the success of Jamboree.

No matter how long you've been doing genealogy, no matter where you live, no matter whether you're a member of SCGS or not - We need you!

What's in it for you?
  • You have a guaranteed seat for your favorite speaker's sessions. Room monitors get first pick at a chair.
  • You get to meet a lot of people who share your interest, and you could even meet a cousin.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest genealogical conferences in North America.
  • If you volunteer for at least four hours, we'll help buy your lunch with a $5 coupon to the Marriott Concession on the lawn.
  • Jamboree volunteers are welcome on the exhibit floor without paying a registration fee.
  • When you make a deposit in the volunteer karma bank, you'll feel good!
We have many volunteer positions available, for both DNA day on Thursday, as well as Jamboree. Positions available include room monitors, hospitality, registration, set up/closing assistance, SCGS society exhibit table, Information Technology assistance, audio/visual support, social media monitoring and much more!  We hope you will contribute some of your valuable time to Jamboree.

This year we've streamlined the volunteer process to make it easy for you to sign up for what you would most like to do.  Get started by reviewing the session schedule and note the session numbers of the classes you want to monitor.  Then sign up for your slot.  The earlier you sign up, the more likely you are to get the time and task you want.

To volunteer, click on the links below and claim your spot: 

To find out more about the available positions, visit the Jamboree website or contact Lise Harding, Jamboree Volunteer Coordinator, at jamboreevolunteer@scgsgenealogy.com.

The Rules
We have only a couple of rules:
  1. Room monitors must be paid attendees.  For example, room monitors for the Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus! conference must be registered for Thursday's event.
  2. We are counting on your help. If you sign up for a session, please follow through. You can always change your mind and ~un-sign-up~ for that slot ahead of time so someone else can fill the position.

How many hours will you contribute toward the success of the Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day Plus! and the 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree?

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