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Volunteer at MWSUG 2012

Ask not what MWSUG can do for you – ask what you can do for MWSUG! MWSUG is an all-volunteer organization. As such, we rely heavily on volunteers like you to make the conference a success. Volunteering is a great way to network and become more active in the community of SAS® users. This year, we are in need of volunteers to help out at the registration desk and to serve as session coordinators.

Registration desk volunteers help the registrar and conference attendees before and during the conference. This may include setting up the registration booth, handing out conference materials, and answering questions attendees may have. Registration coordinators usually work in 2-hour blocks of time.

Session coordinators assist the sections chairs during the presentations. Each section at the conference consists of one to four half-day sessions, and each section chair is typically assisted by two session coordinators. Session coordinators help with timing the speaker, distributing handouts, taking care of lights, keeping the door closed during presentations, tidying the room at session end, possibly helping the speaker get set up, etc. To the maximum extent possible, a session coordinator is given his or her choice of section(s), day(s), and AM and/or PM.

FAQs

As I volunteer, will I receive a registration discount? There is no registration discount for volunteers. However, volunteers will be prominently acknowledged for their service.

I want to volunteer! What do I do? When you register for the conference, you will have the opportunity to let us know that you would like to volunteer. Registration begins on June 11, 2012. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Steve Popernack, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

When will I know at what time(s) I am scheduled to volunteer? The scheduling of volunteers will occur about 2-4 weeks prior to the conference. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences and work with your availability. Volunteers are asked to attend a brief meeting early Sunday evening (details to follow).

How will I be contacted about volunteering? The volunteer coordinator will contact you via email using the address you provided during registration.