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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: 2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living

Dear Friends of NCIL,

The 2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living is scheduled for July 24-27, 2023, at the Grand Hyatt Washington.

Committed volunteers are critical to this conference’s success. We have wonderful incentives for those who put in volunteer hours.

  • If you volunteer 5-9.9 hours, half of your registration fee is waived / reimbursed.
  • If you volunteer 10 or more hours, your full registration fee will be waived / reimbursed.

Annual Conference Volunteer descriptions:

  • Rally & March Volunteer: Distribute water and signs, direct marchers, and collect trash before, during & after rally. 
  • Door Keeper: Responsible for watching the doors during the Exhibit Fair before the Awards Luncheon and not allowing attendees in until ready.
  • Mic-Runners: Facilitate large plenary Q&A sessions by bringing the microphone to participants.
  • Photo Booth Assistant: Assist at the Photo Booth during the NCIL Reception.
  • Registration Volunteers:
    • Registration Desk Volunteers: Greet attendees and provide registration support. Create nametags, process registration forms and replenish bags / materials.
    • Merchandise Volunteers: Provide merchandise support. Set up and tear down merchandise table; assist in selling NCIL promotional items. 
    • ALDs Volunteer: Greet attendees, provide and collect Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) to registrants, take ID and fill out sign-up sheet. Sanitize items before giving to another attendee.

The deadline to apply is July 1, 2023 but with the high demand, volunteering shifts may fill up. Applying to volunteer does not guarantee hours will be available. The schedule will be distributed to everyone who signed up via the online form. The individuals who respond with the desired shifts will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Thank you! Your support is invaluable!

Annual Conference Committee

Volunteer Coordinator: Angela Ellman ([email protected])