Volunteers Make a Difference! The Convention cannot go on without YOU! CHAP is a primarily volunteer led organization. Please be praying how you can volunteer at the CHAP Convention and earn some valuable rewards.
What volunteer jobs are available at the Convention this year?
- Pre-Convention Preparation
- Convention Tour Guides
- Student Gallery Monitor
- CHAP Lounge
- Silent Auction
- Speaker Booth
- Used Curriculum Sales
- Vendor Booth
- Host/Hostess for Speaker Sessions
- Children’s Program Monitor
- Children’s Program Assistants
- Information Booth
- Prayer Booth
- Tear Down
We do have several jobs that are suitable for TEENS (ages 14-17). An adult from the same family must also volunteer for the Teen to qualify for volunteering. (The adult and teen do not need to volunteer at the same time.)
The positions listed above are divided into shifts of about 3 hours (some less). Volunteer positions are on a first-come basis and will not show available during sign up if they have been filled. Sign up to be a volunteer when you register for the Convention (see below for detailed instructions).
What are the benefits of volunteering?
- The joy of serving fellow homeschoolers
- Helping to make the convention possible
We also express our appreciation with:
- CHAP Volunteer Vouchers. You may use these vouchers to shop at any vendor in the convention hall (vouchers cannot be used for food, parking, entrance to the Convention…..see below for detailed information)
- Early Bird shopping at our Used Curriculum Sales 8-9:30 Friday morning.(This time is reserved for our volunteers only)
What are CHAP Volunteer Vouchers and how do they work?
Volunteers who work ONE 3-4 hour shift will receive $20 in Volunteer Vouchers and a small gift.
Volunteer Vouchers CAN be used to purchase items at any Vendor booth in the convention hall, for Silent Auction purchases or at the Used Curriculum Sale.
Volunteer Vouchers CANNOT be used for parking, food concessions, or other Farm Show operations.
Vouchers will be in $10 increments and NO CHANGE WILL BE GIVEN!
All Volunteer Vouchers expire at 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
How do I Volunteer?
First, you will need to register for the convention. Once you have registered and paid, you will see an option to move on to the Volunteer page.
Select your name or the name of the family member you wish to sign up as a volunteer and then select the day and the shift. There you will find the volunteer positions that are available to serve during that shift.
Select the volunteer job and confirm that selection. You may then move onto the next person or choose to complete your volunteer sign up. You will receive an automatic email containing the job description of the position you chose and Volunteer information. Please read them! (If you do not receive an email or you have lost it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
What do I do if I need to change my job or time slot?
Sign in to your registration, and then go the volunteer page. Select the person you want to move and select a new job or time slot. The system only allows one job per name so it will make the change and you will receive another automatic email with the job details.
What if I find I can’t serve and need to cancel my Volunteer shift?
In the event of sickness, work, severe weather, or family needs and you find you cannot fulfill your volunteer shift, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com. Thank you!
What is a Super Volunteer?
For years, we have had several homeschool individuals or families who want to serve more than just a few hours at the convention. They choose to serve All day Friday and/OR all day Saturday OR all weekend from setup Thursday till tear down Saturday. We call these servant hearted people our Super Volunteers.
If you would like to serve as a Super Volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what areas are in need of all day Volunteers.
We give our Super Volunteers a packet containing benefits for free entrance, free parking and lunch, plus other goodies, as an expression of our gratitude for your generous service.
A HUGE THANK YOU to the many who have volunteered with CHAP over the years. We appreciate your sacrifice in order to support the homeschooling community.
There have been many new changes for the 2014 Convention and we covet your understanding. CHAP realizes that the volunteer reimbursement is drastically different this year. Please know that these decisions were carefully discussed, weighed and made with both CHAP AND our volunteers in mind. It is CHAP’s goal to compensate our faithful volunteers in the absolute best way possible, while at the same time meeting rising Convention costs. Thank you for volunteering at the CHAP Convention and may the Lord richly bless you.