Volunteers Make the AFHE Convention Possible!
Volunteers are an integral part of the success of the annual Arizona Home Education Convention hosted by AFHE. Our convention is run entirely by volunteers from the convention director to the registration staff. Our volunteer workers help keep costs to a minimum while continuing to provide an excellent conference. We are thankful to each and every volunteer who works so hard to make this event a success!
Volunteering at the convention is a lot of fun! Many of our volunteers eagerly await the opportunity to sign up to help at the convention. We appreciate each of our volunteers and pray you are blessed as you serve others and help make the convention a wonderful experience for all!
We are looking for mature, responsible, reliable adults to volunteer in a variety of positions at our convention including booth hosts for speakers, workshop hosts, registration volunteers, exhibit hall runners, silent auction, AFHE student ID cards booth, etc.
Current AFHE membership is required. The opportunity to volunteer is a benefit of membership. If you are not a current member, you can join or renew your AFHE membership when you register for the convention. Free admission for those volunteering 5+ hours does NOT include membership.
Volunteers must be willing to comply with the dress code, code of conduct, and any instructions provided by the Volunteer Coordinator.
Application & Registration ProcessIf you are interested in volunteering at this year's convention, please follow these steps:
1. Let us know you're interested in volunteering - Complete an application
- Complete the online
2. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to get you scheduled
- After receiving your completed Volunteer Application (see link above), the Volunteer Coordinator will work with you
- to get you on the schedule.
3. Register for the convention - A special registration link will be provided
- Once you are scheduled, the Volunteer Coordinator will provide a special registration link through which
- you can register for the convention. Please register as soon as possible after you are scheduled.
- This special link is just for volunteers who are working 5 hours or more for free admission.
- NOTE: If you are planning to work less than 5 hours and are not working for free convention admission,
- you will register for the convention using the registration link on the main convention registration page.
- You will need to complete an application and get scheduled as described in #1 and #2 above.
Registration Deadline: June 10, 2014
We request that all volunteers complete their application and register for the convention by June 10, 2014. This will help us complete volunteer schedules and get name badges and convention information sent to all volunteers prior to the convention.
FREE ADMISSION: SERVING FIVE HOURS OR MORE
Volunteers that commit to working 5 hours or more can receive free admission to the convention.
FREE WORKSHOP RECORDING: SERVING LESS THAN FIVE HOURS
Volunteers that work less than 5 hours will receive a voucher to receive a free workshop recording of their choice for each hour served. Recording vouchers must be redeemed at the Resounding Voice booth before 7:00 PM Saturday, July 12, 2014.
NOTE: Free convention admission does not include AFHE membership, children or teen admission, teen program fee, parking, food, etc. Free convention admission for AFHE volunteers does include free spouse admission. A husband and wife can split the five hours, or either one can work all 5 hours. Free spouse admission only applies to AFHE volunteers. Those volunteering for an exhibitor are handled differently. See additional information in the Exhibitor Volunteers section below.
We expect all of our volunteers to dress in a professional, modest manner. You will be representing AFHE and the homeschooling community in general. For this reason, and because attendees at the conference share a wide variety of convictions about clothing, we ask that all volunteers follow a dress code. Please come dressed in business casual attire each day that you are scheduled to volunteer.
LADIES: Slacks or skirts with a nice blouse. Dress capris are acceptable.
MEN: Slacks with a button-up shirt or polo shirt.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR: Please do not wear shorts, jeans, short skirts, tank tops, blouses with cleavage or midriff showing,
or clothing that is too form-fitting or revealing on the day(s) you are scheduled to volunteer.
We expect that all of our volunteers will conduct themselves in a polite, professional manner. It is a great blessing to be able to serve one another at this event and we expect that our volunteers will be cheerful, helpful, and ready to serve. AFHE is an organization that promotes and supports private, parent-led, family-funded, relationship-based education of children at home. We do not promote or support virtual charter schools or publicly funded programs for homeschoolers. Our volunteers are expected to support the mission and goals of AFHE. While you are serving at the homeschool convention, we ask that your conversation and comments focus on supporting this vision as well. Our volunteers should not discuss or promote virtual charter schooling or publicly funded programs for homeschoolers to those you encounter at the convention. If you cannot agree to this request, please let us know ASAP so that we can replace you as a volunteer. In addition, volunteers are not permitted to promote their own businesses or endeavors during their time volunteering. While you are serving, your sole focus is on your role as a workshop host, booth host, registration volunteer, etc.
Exhibitor Volunteers - Clarification
A number of exhibitors enlist the help of homeschool moms and dads to assist with running their booths. Please note that exhibitor volunteers are not volunteering for AFHE and do not qualify for free admission through AFHE regardless of the number of hours worked. Each exhibitor receives a certain number of name badges with their booth space rental, and they must use those name badges or purchase additional badges for their volunteers. Therefore, for example, if a wife volunteers for an exhibitor at their booth, the wife will receive an exhibitor name badge from the exhibitor. In this case, the husband does not get free admission because the wife is not volunteering for AFHE. If both husband and wife are not volunteering for the exhibitor and do not each receive a name badge from the exhibitor, the one not volunteering for the exhibitor will need to register for the convention and pay the convention admission fee.
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