Volunteer

PTHC is looking for conference volunteers for 2015 

As well as:

Your time and energy can make a difference! Our conference will be held June 4-6, 2015 at 129 N. Broad St. Phila, PA 19107 Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Our volunteers ensure the success and continuation of the world’s largest trans* health conference – a three day event with over 250 workshops and activities attended by over 3200 people. They also enable us to continue making this conference accessible by keeping it free to attendees. The mission of PTHC is to educate and empower trans* individuals on issues of health and well-being; educate and inform allies and health service providers; along with facilitating networks, community-building, and systemic changes. We strive to create an accessible and respectful environment that is inclusive of diverse gender-identities and expressions as well as inclusive of diverse opinions and ideas.

Whether it is registering conference attendees, answering questions, assisting presenters, or helping out in other ways, our volunteers make this event possible. Everyone can volunteer, although some positions may have requirements. We encourage teachers, family members, partners, neighbors, friends, LGBT organizations, allies and youth (with written permission from a parent or guardian).

Volunteering at PTHC will allow you the opportunity to give something back to the community that deserves restorative, affirming, and encouraging associations in a safe place such as PTHC. Here are some of the supportive roles / duties that will be needed to have an amazing event.

Registration- checking-in attendees, creating name tags, conference books, demographic forms, etc.

Host / Runner- meets w/ presenters at registration desk, signs them in and aiding them with the materials needed such as presenters badge, conference book, welcoming folder, etc.

Room Monitor- helps setup room w/ presenter, keeps track of time during workshops, collects evaluation forms, and clears room out after presenter leaves.

Point Person- go to person in your area if a problem occurs such as running out of materials, pens, cords, boards, etc. This person moves throughout area, filling –in as needed.

Greeters -friendly, inviting person w/ a contagious smile and welcoming personality, along with managing the volunteer’s check-in desk.

Set-up and Break down team- aides in the physical setting up and breaking down threw out the conference as well as the moving of supplies to / from the convention center from our Mazzoni Office.

Food Server– helps with distributing lunch to conference attendees and the youth programs.

Volunteer Captains – responsible of scheduling volunteers, threw out the 3day conference at volunteer and information desk, room monitors, and registration. Someone experienced with Trans* identified people, great communication skills, organizing, and scheduling. For anyone looking to volunteer at this year’s PTHC, we will be having training to support everyone in being aware of and affirming of trans* diversity.

RSVP for PTHC- Inspire the Volunteers Training.

• Date TBA (to be announced)

For any other information or scheduling please email us volunteer@trans-health.org