Did you know if you are working on your Volunteer AP certificate you can receive ½ Time Unit for each day you volunteer to assist at one of the areas listed below? If you volunteer to help all four days of the convention you would receive 2 time units toward the 60 time units required for the Volunteer certificate. If you are working toward your MMR, you will need at least one of the following Service to the Hobby AP Certificates to meet the requirements: Association Official, Association Volunteer, or Model Railroad Author, here is a easy way to start on Volunteer.
Besides the actual convention committee which consists of 16 members, a convention of this magnitude requires a lot of other help in various area.
Registration and Company Store On the first 2, days we need help at the Registration desk, to help check in members, hand out convention packets, and attend the company store. It is critical to get members through the registration check in process as quickly as possible.
Show Room Hosts Assist the PSR Contest Manager and the PSR Awards Manager. During registration accept items into the room and process the required paperwork, log in each entry data into the computer. Manage the entry door as bags and purses are not allowed in the room. Also, watch that none of the entries are picked up by visitors. And provide ballots to each member so they can vote on the entries.
Clinic Room Hosts Help the clinician set up and take down, be sure the audio/video equipment is working, and the room is straightened up after each clinic. The great thing about this job is you get to attend clinics.
Hobo Auction Assistants Help set out the auction items under the direction of the Hobo Auction Manager. Assist the Auctioneer by pulling auction tickets, bring items to the Auctioneer and running items to the winners.
Swap Meet Assistants Help set up the swap meet area under the direction of the Swap Meet Manager. Assist swap meet sellers with move in and out, and monitor the entry gate so only registered delegates and paid public are allowed into the swap meet.
So, if you have a little extra time and can help please do so, your assistance will be greatly appreciated.