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Linda Harris
District Superintendent
Linda Harris

Becky Hoener
Executive Assistant
Becky Hoener

(636) 891-8004 ext 21
Fax: (636) 891-9700
301 Sovereign Court, Suite 100
Ballwin, Missouri 63011-4435

GC2019 Volunteer Portal Now Open!

posted on November 06


The GC2019 volunteer portal is now open! If you have the gift of radical hospitality and the flexibility to volunteer at the Special Session of General Conference in February 2019, we invite you to apply. Please also encourage gifted lay members of your local church to consider applying.

There are a variety of volunteer positions available for all skill and mobility levels. GC2019 local host volunteers do NOT need to apply for guest registration for the Special Session. You will be allowed to sit within the guest section of the General Conference when you aren’t on volunteer shift.

APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Priority for volunteers will go to Missouri and Illinois Great Rivers members, who serve as co-hosts for the special session. Additionally, there will be required hospitality and intercultural awareness training for every volunteer. Please note the volunteer process below. We will contact you periodically throughout the process regarding your application. After the below expectations are met, approved volunteers will be allowed to sign up for shifts in one of six areas: Global Delegation Hosts, Transportation, Hotel Hospitality, Dome Hospitality, Registration and Prayer (prayer volunteers may also be invited to complete an application through Upper Room ministries related to specific prayer responsibilities).
 
Local Host Team Volunteer Process

  1. Volunteer application submitted
  2. Pastor reference check (laity) or District Superintendent reference check (clergy)
  3. Signed Accountability Covenant
  4. Acknowledgement of Volunteer Reimbursement Policy
  5. Signed Emergency Information and Consent/Release Form
  6. Participate in mandatory training*:
    1. Basic Hospitality & Intercultural Awareness Training (90 min)
    2. Job-specific training (hosted by hospitality team leads)

*There will be multiple options for in-person training events as well as an online version offered on a case-by-case basis. Our first live session for Basic Hospitality & Intercultural Awareness Training (90 min) is scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 15, with two time options from 2-3:30 p.m. OR 6-7:30 p.m. at World Wide Technology Headquarters, 60 Weldon Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO, 63043Register your indication to attend this training event here. Registration for this training event closes on Tues., Nov. 13. Please note, there will be future options for training in January 2019.
 
Tentative Timeline

Nov. 5 - Jan. 7 Volunteer Registration Portal Open
Nov. - Jan. Volunteer Training Opportunities (you will receive additional communication about training opportunities)
Feb. 1-15  Volunteer Shift Selection
Feb. 19-20 Early Arrivals (General Agency Staff and Vendors)
Feb. 20- 21 Central Conference Arrivals; Registration training of Local Host by COGC
Feb. 22  Domestic Arrivals; Central Conference Registration begins 2 p.m.
Feb. 23  Day of Prayer & Preparation; Registration, Delegation Training
Feb. 24    GC2019 Session
Feb. 25 GC2019 Session
Feb. 26  GC2019 Session
Feb. 27-28 Departures

If you have questions about the volunteer application process, please contact Heather Birge at HBirge@moumethodist.org.