The “Social Squad” is our term of endearment for our conference volunteer team. They deliver the utmost in attendee experience and are the definition of service! From the things you do see, like their smiling faces at Registration, to the things you don’t see, like them getting down and dirty unloading pallets of boxes and stuffing the hundreds of swag bags, their hard work and dedication contributes to the Blogalicious Weekend experience in countless ways…
Why would you want to join the social squad?
1. You’re in THE official Blogalicious Club! #SquadGoals
It is THE squad to be in! This group of ladies (and gents) have the most fun behind the scenes and form a bond that extends beyond the conference.
2. (Purple) Flower Power
Every member rocks a purple flower with pride. When you see the flower, you can rest assured that this person is ready to help and to provide service with a smile.
3. Complimentary Registration to Blogalicious Weekend
In exchange for complimentary registration, volunteers work 12 hours over the course of the conference to help us pull off an successful event. Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to play and attend the workshops you desire.
4. Extra Swag!
Every year, we have extra swag. Sometimes folks don’t claim their bag or sponsors send us more than we need. On the last day of the conference, we give everything away. Squad members usually get to pick first!
5. Jana, the BEST Squad Leader
Jana, the Social Squad Coordinator, is THE. ABSOLUTE.BEST. If you don’t know, now you know. She runs a tight ship but she is the sweetest and protective of her troop. Squad members always make sure to remind Jana to eat at some point during the conference. She doesn’t always listen ;) Tweet her to say hi.
6. Grow Your Network / Make New Friends
The bond that forms within this group is tight. Everyone keeps in touch after the conference and engages via their very own private Facebook group.
7. Give Back and Save
When planning to attend any conference out of town, costs add up quickly! By volunteering their time, Social Squad members can offset that by donating their time. Win-win!
8. The Behind-the-Scenes Blogalicious Experience
Squad members are required to show up at least one day before the event to help us prepare. This affords our volunteers a chance to see #TeamBlogalicious in action and observe the machine that is Blogalicious Weekend.
9. Get to Know Brands and Speakers On a Personal Level
Volunteers work closely with sponsors and speakers assisting them with whatever they need to ensure they have a positive experience. This means developing a personal relationship with key players that you can add to your Rolodex (do they still make those?). You get our point!