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2024 Denver National Cohousing Conference Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the August 2024 Denver Cohousing Conference!

Volunteer Timeline:

  • Now – July 31 – We are accepting applications on an as needed basis. We will update this page when all volunteer slots have been awarded.
  • June – July – Volunteer role assignments (ie, registration shifts, session hosts for specific sessions, etc.)  We will make a few initial assignments based on preferences listed on your application form. Then all volunteers will be invited to sign up for the shifts they prefer.
  • August 1-4 – Conference is open, volunteers will be working. It is possible for some volunteers to do all of their hours on Aug 3-4 (Saturday and Sunday), though this would involve more session hosting and less ability to self-select sessions to attend.

Volunteer Exchange:

We have two options for volunteers this year.

  • Option 1 – Pay $150, receive a full conference registration including plenary sessions and meals.Volunteers commit to 10 hours (more is optional) of conference support plus one pre-conference zoom meeting.
  • Option 2 – Pay the full registration rate. Volunteer 4 or more hours, plus one pre-conference zoom meeting.

All volunteers receive a free T-shirt and are invited to the volunteer room with snacks and opportunities for meeting other volunteers throughout the conference.

What Roles Do Volunteers Fill:

Each volunteer will sign up for shifts (usually 2 hours) as they are able and to satisfy their volunteer commitment (in case of discounted registration).

  • Registration table activities
  • Greeters in lobby
  • Room monitors for each session (introduction or speakers, timekeeper, AV liaison)
  • Exhibit Hall monitors
  • Runners
  • Reception greeters
  • Guides for directing attendees to locations for meals, community tours, book-signings
  • Set-up/Take-down
  • Volunteers’ Room support
  • Photographers of events and sessions

Questions?

For more information about volunteering, contact our volunteer coordinator, Karen Gimnig at karencohous@gmail.com