Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering for MBLGTACC 2018, please fill out our volunteer interest form. A planning committee member will follow up with you shortly afterwards on the steps needed to take.

What is the latest date I can sign up to be a volunteer?

January 17th, 2018 at 11:59 PM will be the final time one can submit the volunteer interest form in the interest of giving our planning committee enough time to put together shifts and schedules. We will not take on-site requests to volunteer in the interest of having our volunteers go through the proper training sessions beforehand.

When will volunteer trainings take place?

If you are in or near Omaha, we will be having in-person volunteer training sessions on UNO’s Dodge campus on the following dates and times:

  • December 21st, 2017 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM followed by another session from 7 - 8 PM.
  • January 27th, 2018 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM followed by another session from 11 AM - 12 PM.
  • February 10th, 2018 from 9:30 - 10:30 AM followed by another session from 11 AM - 12 PM.

If possible, we also request volunteers complete UNO Safe Space Training if they haven’t already before. This is a free training provided through UNO’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.

Learn more about UNO’s GSRC Safe Space Training.

What if I am not local to Omaha and won’t be in the area until the day of the conference?

We plan on recording one of our volunteer trainings and uploading it to the conference website following a short volunteer reflection at the beginning of the presentation.

Will there be a reimbursement on registration for volunteering?

Yes. Committed shifts that are four hours or longer will qualify for $50 back at the conclusion of the shift.

Is there a minimum number of hours in a volunteer shift?

Yes. We ask that you complete at least a two-hour shift if you sign up to volunteer for MBLGTACC 2018. Otherwise, you may volunteer for as long as you are available or want to help the conference.

What volunteer positions are available?

There will be a number of varying positions that a volunteer may sign up for which include the following:

Room Monitoring

You will be checking attendees for conference badges, enforcing room capacities, and maintaining the technology in said room.

Handlers

You will be assisting featured speakers with varying tasks throughout the day.

Floaters

You will be positioned around the conference to answer questions and other miscellaneous tasks.

Registration Desk

You will be checking in pre-registered attendees, placing orders for on-site registration, and handing out swag bags.

Where will volunteer check-in be located?

There will be a designated room in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center to report at prior to your scheduled shift.

What other benefits are there to volunteering?

Besides having the opportunity to serve the LGBTQIA+ community along with discounted registration and a free volunteer t-shirt, the planning committee will host a volunteer celebration event with free food and group discussion immediately following the closing ceremony on February 18th, 2018 to honor those who committed themselves to the betterment of MBLGTACC 2018.

Is there a volunteer dress code?

Yes. Volunteers will be provided free teal t-shirts and are expected to wear black bottoms of any kind, so long as they are not liable to catch on anything easily. Volunteers will pick up their t-shirts when they check in for their shift. Close-toed shoes are a must to ensure volunteer safety. For the same reason, please avoid loose accessories.

Who can I contact with questions not listed here?

You may email the planning committee at unogsrc@unomaha.edu with volunteering questions or concerns.

Last updated: December 22nd, 2017. This FAQ will be updated when more information becomes available.