Would You Like to Participate in the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference as a Volunteer?
Planning and executing the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference is a big job! Volunteers are needed to assist in many capacities, in order to put on a top-notch conference that will make us proud of our efforts.
Interested in volunteering for the 2017 IMGC?
A brief description of available volunteer opportunities can be found below.
Registration Committee: helping to put together conference packets; working one or more 2-hour shifts at the registration desk, assisting attendees as they arrive to pick up their conference packets. Sign-ups are now open for 2-hour shifts at the registration desk.
Local tours: helping to create a program of local, Portland-area tours that will be of interest to conference attendees. Creating maps and directions for participants to get to tour sites. Pre-touring sites to make sure they are safe for conference attendees. Arranging for transportation, as needed, for tours.
Goody Bag Committee: creating the goody bag that will be given to each conference attendee. Finding high-quality items to stuff in each bag. Make sure the items are travel-friendly, for those flying with checked baggage. Work with sponsorship committee to find donors of goody bag items.
Hospitality Committee: greet conference attendees as they arrive at the airport, and help direct them to their destination. Help conference attendees navigate public transportation in Portland. Generally assist conference attendees, by answering their questions or finding someone who can answer their question. Serve as a greeter that helps attendees feel welcome in our state and in our city.
Trade Show Committee: line up vendors to display or sell appropriate items during the conference; work with sponsorship committee to ensure that high level sponsors are given a free trade show booth; serve as the liaison between trade show vendors and the IMGC chair.
Sponsorship Committee: solicit sponsors to help defray the costs associated with the 2017 IMGC. Sponsorships can be ‘in-kind’ or ‘cash’. Work with chairs of other committees, to ensure that sponsors donations are received (e.g. goody bag committee, finance committee).
Decorations Committee: plan and make decorations that will help conference attendees feel welcome in our state and in Portland.