Volunteer at the SEA Homeschool Convention!

 

If you’re planning to attend the July convention, please consider becoming a volunteer! It’s a great way to get to know other homeschoolers in the SEA community, plus you can earn a rebate on your convention ticket! Every 2 hours of volunteering time earns 25% reimbursement of your convention registration fee (minimum 2 hours required). 8 hours = FREE ticket.

Adults and older teens* welcome! A volunteer may be asked to help with speaker sessions, vendor space, maker space and art room, convention registration, bookstore, graduation, and more.

 

(*For older teens, convention volunteer hours may meet state volunteer graduation requirements. The convention committee will gladly provide a letter for any teen verifying their volunteer hours after the convention. )

 

Volunteer at the secular homeschool convention


Volunteer FAQs

Is there a dress code?  Not really. Use your best judgement on attire. I would suggest wearing comfortable shoes.

Where can I see the shifts and jobs?  We have all shifts and tasks posted on signup-dot-com. http://signup.com/go/rjQmBnA

Will I get reminder about volunteering? Yes. You will get only 1 email reminder the day before your volunteer commitment.

Is there an easy way to remember my volunteer shift? Yes. When you sign up, please use the “add to calendar” option to add your volunteer schedule to the calendar on your device.

How does the discount work?  Every 2 volunteer hours will earn a 25% discount on your family’s highest cost convention ticket. If you or someone in your family volunteers 8 hours we will reimburse the price of 1 adult ticket (or the highest priced ticket purchased by your family).

Do I need to buy a convention ticket if I plan to volunteer while I’m at the convention? Yes. The discount works like a rebate. You will be reimbursed after purchasing convention tickets, and completing your volunteer hours, within 30 days after the convention.

I just want to volunteer. Do I need to buy a convention ticket? No. You just need to come to the volunteer table to get a Convention Day Pass (no charge). The Day Pass will also allow you to attend morning/afternoon convention activities on the day you volunteer (evening activities are not included in the Day Pass). Of course you must complete your volunteering commitment, or we will ask you to pay the daily convention rate for attending convention sessions.

Do I need to check in somewhere before heading to my volunteer shift? Yes. Please check in at the volunteer table to pick up a volunteer badge/name tag, find the location, and check for any last minute changes.

Where will the volunteer table be?  It will be next to the registration desk at convention entrance. You won’t miss it.  BUT it’s not in the vendor hall. If you are looking in the vendor hall, you’re in the wrong place.

What do I do with my kids while I volunteer? You can bring them along for many volunteer jobs/shifts if they aren’t in a kid session or art/maker space.

I can’t do heavy lifting or stand for a long  time, are there jobs I can do? Yes. Most tasks are not physically demanding and do not require special skills. If you need accommodations, please message us through the sign up link/app. We’ll do our best to make adjustments.

Can my teen volunteer? Yes. Your teen (13 and older) and his/her friends are welcome to help out. They can sign up together.  It will be fun and a great way for your teen to meet other homeschool teens.

Can my spouse volunteer? Yes. Bring them along and put them to work.

Can my spouse or teen volunteer even if he/she is not attending the convention? Yes. We welcome any family members who want to volunteer. The discount will be applied the family’s convention ticket holder.

What if my teen volunteers more than 8 hours, say 10 hours? Wow, congrats! Your teen earned your family a free ticket. The extra hours will applied toward a second family member’s convention ticket price.

How can my spouse/partner help out? Chaperone the Saturday evening dance, supervise the Smash Brothers tournament; help with the maker space, entrepreneur/business workshops, drama workshops, bookstore, and convention clean up.

I need to cancel. Do I need to do anything? Yes, please let us know if you can’t fulfill your volunteer commitment. Use the same signup link to cancel http://signup.com/go/rjQmBnA

Omg I totally forgot I was supposed to volunteer and missed my shift. Should I contact anyone? It happens. We understand. Message us through the signup app/link to let us know you’re okay, and check for other slots if you still want to volunteer. http://signup.com/go/rjQmBnA

Susan Moss O’Donnell

2018 Secular Eclectic Academic Homeschoolers
Atlanta Conference Committee

[email protected]

Learn more about the 2018 Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschool Convention!

Visit the Convention Webpage

5 Reasons Your Kids Will Want to Attend the Convention

2018 Vendor List

2018 Speaker List

Volunteer FAQ

Is there a dress code?  Not really. Use your best judgement on attire. I would suggest wearing comfortable shoes.

Where can I see the shifts and jobs?  We have all shifts and tasks posted on signup-dot-com. http://signup.com/go/rjQmBnA

Will I get reminder about volunteering? Yes. You will get only 1 email reminder the day before your volunteer commitment.

Is there an easy way to remember my volunteer shift? Yes. When you sign up, please use the “add to calendar” option to add your volunteer schedule to the calendar on your device.

How does the discount work?  Every 2 volunteer hours will earn a 25% discount on your family’s highest cost convention ticket. If you someone in your family volunteers 8 hours then we will reimburse the price of 1 adult ticket (or the highest priced ticket purchased by your family).

Do I need to buy a convention ticket if I plan to volunteer while I’m at the convention? Yes. The discount works like a rebate. You will be reimbursed after purchasing convention tickets, and completing your volunteer hours, within 30 days after the convention.

I just want to volunteer. Do I need to buy a convention ticket? No. You just need to come to the volunteer table to get a Convention Day Pass (no charge). The Day Pass will also allow you to attend morning/afternoon convention activities on the day you volunteer (evening activities are not included in the Day Pass). Of course you must complete your volunteering commitment, or we will ask you to pay the daily convention rate for attending convention sessions.

Do I need to check in somewhere before heading to my volunteer shift? Yes. Please check in at the volunteer table to pick up a volunteer badge/name tag, find the location, and check for any last minute changes.

Where will the volunteer table be?  It will be next to the registration desk at convention entrance. You won’t miss it.  BUT it’s not in the vendor hall. If you are looking in the vendor hall, you’re in the wrong place.

What do I do with my kids while I volunteer? You can bring them along for many volunteer jobs/shifts if they aren’t in a kid session or art/maker space.

I can’t do heavy lifting or stand for a long  time, are there jobs I can do? Yes. Most tasks are not physically demanding and do not require special skills. If you need accommodations, please message us through the sign up link/app. We’ll do our best to make adjustments.

Can my teen volunteer? Yes. Your teen (13 and older) and his/her friends are welcome to help out. They can sign up together.  It will be fun and a great way for your teen to meet other homeschool teens.

Can my spouse volunteer? Yes. Bring them along and put them to work.

Can my spouse or teen volunteer even if he/she is not attending the convention? Yes. We welcome any family members who want to volunteer. The discount will be applied the family’s convention ticket holder.

What if my teen volunteers more than 8 hours, say 10 hours? Wow, congrats! Your teen earned your family a free ticket. The extra hours will applied toward a second family member’s convention ticket price.

How can my spouse/partner help out? Chaperone the Saturday evening dance, supervise the Smash Brothers tournament; help with the maker space, entrepreneur/business workshops, drama workshops, bookstore, and convention clean up.

I need to cancel. Do I need to do anything? Yes, please let us know if you can’t fulfill your volunteer commitment. Use the same signup link to cancel http://signup.com/go/rjQmBnA

Omg I totally forgot I was supposed to volunteer and missed my shift. Should I contact anyone? It happens. We understand. Message us through the signup app/link to let us know you’re okay, and check for other slots if you still want to volunteer. http://signup.com/go/rjQmBnA