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Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for #AdvoCon2021!

AdvoCon will run from Wednesday, September 22 to Sunday, September 26, 2020 and will be fully online. These volunteer opportunities are remote. Use the form below to let us know what roles you’re interested in and what skills you’d like to share. We’ll contact you by email to further discusses details of your participation.

AdvoCon is our 7th annual education advocacy conference, with speakers covering human rights, IEPs, policy and law involving disability and education, and more. To learn more about the event, please visit last year’s AdvoCon website here.

Our Volunteer Opportunties

We have ten distinct roles for AdvoCon 2021 volunteers. Some roles require more commitment during or involvement leading up to the conference.

  • The Swag Assistant and Street Team volunteers are active prior to the conference and are not required to take shifts during AdvoCon 2021.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator and Speaker Coordinator volunteers are active prior to the conference and need to be available during at least half of the AdvoCon 2021 conference dates.

All other roles are active during the AdvoCon conference. We ask you to be available for at least three sessions, at two hours per session.

We will provide guidelines and training for each role. Register at the form below!


Merchandise Assistant — Help the Merchandise Manager plan, organize, and track all the attendee, speaker, and sponsor packages. Aid sourcing products for event prizes and make sure everyone gets their swag.

Street Team — Let everyone know about Advocon2021 and BCEdAccess. Spread promotional materials (posters, flyers, brochures) online and locally. A great role if you already know support and parent organizations in your area, or are particularly friendly with librarians.

Volunteer Coordinator — Pull together and manage volunteers. Ensure every volunteer has the training they need, are scheduled and have Zoom and FanXP access. Contact volunteers to fill any schedule gaps and answer any questions.

Speaker Coordinator — Keep the show running smooth. Contact speakers twenty minutes ahead of their presentation to ensure they have access to zoom, troubleshoot any tech difficulties, and answer any questions.

Zoom Host — Host Zoom for presentations, workshops, and socials. Ensure the stream is running, ASL interpretation is spotlighted, and everyone who should be there, is. Communicate with the Stream Producer and post presentation details for attendees.

Stream Producer — Produce the stream on FanXP. Manage the presentation of the stream: play intros and presentations, join Zoom for live presentations, tally trivia. Communicate with the Zoom Host and FanXP staff.

Workshop Facilitator — Introduce speakers, supply questions from attendees, and end the session. Assign rooms for breakouts, as well as communicate their usage, time limit, and how to use them in Zoom. Be a Breakout Room Facilitator in breakout rooms.

Breakout Room Facilitator — Moderate breakout rooms to ensure everyone gets a turn to speak and has access to any worksheets or materials.

Active Listener — Share your experience and knowledge of the education system and resources. Be present in the attendee chat, acknowledge attendees and link them to related workshops and resources. Be a Breakout Room Facilitator in breakout rooms.

Social Media — Assist in posting on BCEdAccess’ social media during presentations and workshops. Make announcements, collect quotes from speakers and share links to speakers’ bios and organizations.