What are convention volunteers?
They are a group of people that have agreed to help the Convention visitors find a safe, welcome and enjoyable time in Atlanta. They are the Atlanta face to our visitors and those that will introduce True Southern Hospitality to our guests.
Who can be a volunteer?
Any Rotarian or Rotaractor or guest of a Rotarian or Rotaractor that is registered for the convention and at least 19 years old can be a volunteer.
How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Later this month, there will be a sign-up form on the HOC website (rotaryconvention2017.org). Through this form, you will provide basic contact information and whether or not you would volunteer to be a site coordinator (responsible for other volunteers at your site).
What will volunteers be doing for the convention?
Volunteers will be positioned and sites around the Atlanta area to help our guests find their way to and from various locations in Atlanta. They will be positioned at the Atlanta Airport, the Train Station, all hotels, and at all major HOC events.
When will volunteers be needed?
Volunteer assignments will start on the Thursday before the Convention (08 June 2017) and continue through the Convention (14 June 2017). The early start will be mainly at the airport as we will be greeting early arrivals for the Convention and the Youth Program.
How long will volunteers be expected to work?
Typical assignments will be from 2 to 4 hours on a given day. Anyone desiring to work longer or multiple days will be happily accepted. The variation in hours is dependent on the number of volunteers we get signed up. We are looking for 1,200 volunteers for the duration of the convention.
Will volunteers receive training and further instruction?
Beginning in February 2017, we will start holding training seminars for all volunteers. You will also be given color coded vests and hats to indicate that you are Rotary volunteers.
Can I request a specific location or time to volunteer?
We will place all volunteers in a large pool and make assignments. If you have a specific talent, e.g., multiple language proficiency, you will most likely be assigned to the Atlanta Airport International Terminal.
Where is the convention located?
The Rotary International Convention Atlanta 2017 will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.