Get a Free Pass to RootsTech as a Volunteer!

 

The largest genealogy conference in the world requires a lot of helping hands. Did you know that all RootsTech volunteers who fill a 6–8 hour shift for the 2018 conference receive a RootsTech pass and a free lunch? Not to mention the opportunity to attend inspiring keynote addresses, classes of all kinds, and the chance to tour the gigantic Expo Hall—oh, and don’t forget the free t-shirt!

Have a look at the following volunteer opportunities to see what’s right for you.

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Volunteer Application

Registration Volunteer:

As a registration volunteer, a cheerful, helpful disposition is essential. You will be an attendee’s first contact at the conference and will be responsible for assisting them with the check-in process.

Available shifts:

Tuesday: 
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 
6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or noon to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 
6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or noon to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 
6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 
6:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m.

Classroom Assistant:

As a classroom assistant volunteer, you will help manage a specific classroom. Your responsibilities will include gaining a basic knowledge of the overall event, assisting the presenter in setting up, managing the flow of attendees before and after the session, ensuring all attendees have a seat, and assisting with any additional needs that may arise.

Available shifts:

Wednesday: 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Classroom Scanner:

As a classroom scanner, you will be responsible for greeting attendees and scanning their badges as they enter classrooms. You will need to inform attendees when a class has reached capacity and answer basic logistical questions.

Available shifts:

Wednesday: 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Swag Bag Volunteer

As a swag bag volunteer, you’ll be part of a team of volunteers that will spend the day filling attendee bags with conference materials prior to the event.

Available shift:

Thursday, February 22: 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Rover Volunteer

As a rover volunteer, you will assist and support the conference in various positions as needed.

Available shifts:

Wednesday: 
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 11:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Family Discovery Day Volunteer:

As a Family Discovery Day volunteer, you will help manage a specific activity. Your responsibilities will include gaining a basic knowledge of the overall event, managing the flow of attendees through the activity, assisting with crowd control, and assisting with any additional needs that may arise. 

Available Shifts:

Saturday: 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Additional Volunteer Information:

  • All volunteers should be in good health and prepared for a full day of bustling physical activity.

  • Your shift will be assigned based on the information you provide in the volunteer application.

  • Not all applicants are guaranteed acceptance, since we are unable to anticipate the number of applications we will receive.

  • Cancellations are problematic, so please apply only if you are confident you will be able to serve.

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

  • All volunteers must attend a mandatory training meeting (TBA).

  • After completing the volunteer application, you will be contacted by email within two weeks. If you do not receive our email by then, please email info@rootstech.org to verify that we received your application.