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2017 Call for Convention Volunteers
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The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2017 Convention and Career Fair is scheduled for August 9-13 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside at the foot of Canal Street near the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana. We expect to have more than 3,000 journalists, media professionals, professors, recruiters and others participating in this amazing convention in a wonderful city. For full details, and registration, visit www.nabjconvention.com .

 Export to Your Calendar 8/5/2017 to 8/13/2017
When: Friday, August 5, 2017
Where: NABJ Convention & Career Fair
United States
Contact: Will Sutton

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2017 NABJ CONVENTION VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

If you’re interested in volunteering at the convention, this is the right place to start.

First, by completing this form you are acknowledging that you understand that these are volunteer opportunities with no compensation, no travel, no hotel accommodations and on ground expenses associated with this opportunity to serve NABJ and its members and stakeholders. Second, by completing this form you are acknowledging that you understand that you are making an offer and a REQUEST, and NABJ cannot agree to fulfill your specific request since convention volunteers fulfill a variety of needs and responsibilities. Third, NABJ can provide but is not obligated to provide convention access in equal amounts of time volunteered after volunteer shifts have been filled and duties completed.

WHAT'S A VOLUNTEER? 

A person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task with no expectation of compensation, fees or salary.

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT THE NABJ CONVENTION?

Anyone willing to help can volunteer. Our volunteers have been and can be undergraduate or graduate school students; journalism, media or other majors; unemployed, freelance or aspiring journalists and media professionals; professors and teachers; retired journalists and media professionals; retired non-media professionals and good-natured, helpful adults willing to help the nation’s largest group of black journalists and media professionals. Volunteers can be student, associate or full members, but membership is not a requirement. We expect volunteers to be good-natured, flexible, helpful and willing to help in nearly any way requested.

HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO VOLUNTEER TO GET FREE NABJ CONVENTION REGISTRATION?

There is no blanket convention registration for volunteers. Convention registration for volunteers will be considered based on actual shifts worked. Volunteers who work full shifts, usually eight hours or so, will be granted an equal amount of convention access. Volunteers who sign up and fail to work their assigned shifts or show up late will relinquish this opportunity. Volunteers will not receive convention registration for the full convention, only day-by-day convention access granted to volunteers who fulfill their assigned duties.

IF I AM AVAILABLE, CAN I VOLUNTEER EACH DAY OF THE CONVENTION?

Yes! We need some volunteers we can count on daily, Sunday-Sunday, Monday-Saturday, etc. That group of volunteers will make up our core and these volunteers will have greater flexibility.

WILL NABJ COVER TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION, HOTEL AND GROUND EXPENSES?

No. It is the responsibility of each volunteer to get to the convention city, the convention hotel and to work the assigned duties and shifts. 

COMPLETE THIS VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Please complete this form if you wish to volunteer at the 2017 NABJ convention, providing the days and times you are available. NOTE: NABJ reserves the right to assign volunteers to duties based on need, taking requests into consideration.

***Please note if you work a complete shift, you may have complimentary access to the convention on the same day only (workshops and career fair) or the next day, based on the shift and available comp access.*** 

If you have any questions, please email Will Sutton at resultswithwill@aol.com with the subject line: “NABJ17 NOLA Volunteer” 

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