Volunteering provides an opportunity for the novice blogger to the social media enthusiast to help the Blogalicious 2014 Conference run smoothly both for presenters and participants — and to be an active Conference participant with a complimentary Influencer All-Access Pass.
Each year a robust network of social media influencers and enthusiasts from all over the world gather to collaborate, connect and uplift one another, and this impressive gathering couldn’t happen without the help of an amazing group of volunteers.
The theme for the 2014 Conference is #BeGreat. The Conference will be held from Thursday, November 6 to Saturday, November 8, 2014. As a volunteer, you are required to attend a mandatory on-site Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
The policies below outline guidelines and procedures that will allow the Blogalicious Conference volunteer experience to be beneficial to both Blogalicious and its volunteers.
Recruitment & Eligibility
Volunteers for Blogalicious’ 2014 Conference are selected on the basis of:
- Ability to perform the volunteer position (experience, knowledge, skills);
- Ability to work a minimum of 12 hours over the course of the Conference;
- Ability to volunteer for entirety of the 3-day Conference unless an emergency occurs;
- Ability and willingness to attend mandatory training;
- Ability to handle multiple tasks with a positive attitude; and
- A heartfelt desire to serve
Volunteer Responsibilities & Benefits
Volunteers, loving referred to as our “Social Squad,” are considered representatives of Blogalicious for the entirety of the Conference, and are therefore asked to present themselves accordingly.
In exchange for their service, volunteers will receive a complimentary Influencer All-Access Pass to the Conference. This includes access to all official conference social events, workshops, keynote sessions, conference meals and a swag bag.
All volunteers are required to work 4-hour shifts daily, or a minimum of 12 hours over the course of the Conference. Every attempt will be made to place volunteers in positions that meet both their needs (free time to attend sessions of interests and enjoy the Conference) and the needs of the Conference. The Volunteer Coordinator will determine the status and assign the volunteer time and location for all Volunteers. However, flexibility is key as volunteer shifts are subject to change based on the needs/interests of the Blogalicious staff. Known conflicts should be identified in the volunteer application.
Session Monitors and Social Squad Hosts are required to monitor the entire session and/or event by remaining outside of their assigned meeting locations. When the presentation is underway, the Session Monitor volunteer has the option of observing the session while remaining at the room entrance/exit. In the case of the Social Squad Host, the volunteer has the option of participating in the social activity once attendees have been checked in, and attendees are fully engaged.
Volunteers are required to attend the mandatory on-site Volunteer Orientation before performing any of their duties. Volunteers will receive basic knowledge and training for their position. Volunteers should plan their travel to arrive on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 [Time TBD]. Volunteers will be notified of specific orientation times/location at a later date.
Volunteers are expected to arrive at all assigned posts at least 10 minutes prior to the beginning of each shift, and to check in at the Conference registration desk upon arrival. While volunteers are welcome to attend Conference sessions that do not conflict with scheduled assignments, volunteers may be asked to assist with unscheduled tasks as needed. Unless otherwise indicated, assisting with additional tasks does not replace any scheduled volunteer responsibilities.
Volunteers will not receive travel assistance or travel reimbursement to and from the Conference site.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. [Are you under 18 years old and interested in volunteering? Check THIS out!]
Performance Concerns and Dismissal
All volunteers are expected to maintain high standards of productivity, cooperation, and attendance. Blogalicious accepts the service of volunteers with the understanding that enthusiasm, energy, and positive attitudes are expected for a well-managed and successful volunteer experience.
In cases of misconduct or unsatisfactory performance, Blogalicious reserves the right to make determinations regarding the suitability of volunteers to continue in service. Volunteers who repeatedly fail to perform a volunteer assignment satisfactorily despite supervisory support and other corrective action interventions are subject to immediate relief of their volunteer duties, and dismissal from the Conference.
April 18: Volunteer Application Deadline
May 2: Applicants are Notified
November 5: Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer positions are limited. We encourage you to apply early!
If the electronic application stifles your creative side, we have another option for you!
Show us your personality and let us hear from you in your own words why you wish to be a member of the Social Squad with a video application.
Here’s how it works:
- All applicants must be a subscriber of the BeBlogalicious Youtube Channel
- All video submissions should be at least 1 minute and no more that 3 minutes
Video submission should include:
- What you hope to gain from the experience
- What makes you uniquely designed for membership with the Social Squad
- What does it mean to you to #BeGreat in your industry, your niche, or craft
- Your motivation/inspiration for attending Blogalicious 2014
- Don’t forget to tell us your name, email address, and if you’re a Social Squad alumnus
How to Enter:
That’s it! Good Luck!