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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 make a difference by serving.

 

What volunteer jobs are available at the Convention this year?

There are many volunteer jobs available! Some require a watchful eye. Some require a servant’s heart. Some require computer or cash register skills. All of them are important!

Go here for more info:  Volunteer Job Descriptions

 

The available positions are divided into shifts of about 3 hours. Volunteer positions are available on a first-come basis and once a position is filled, it will show up as full when you sign up on the website. Please select a different position if your first choice is not available.

View current jobs being offered.  Volunteer openings

What are the benefits of volunteering?

Besides the joy of serving fellow homeschoolers and helping make the convention possible, CHAP expresses appreciation of our volunteers through:

 

  • The CHAP Volunteer Rebate system, which allows you and your family to receive a rebate of   entrance fee by volunteering.
  • Early Bird shopping at the Used Curriculum Sale from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Friday morning. (This time is reserved for our volunteers ONLY!)

Is there an age requirement for volunteering?

Most volunteer positions are for those 18 years and older. However, some volunteer positions are available for ages 14-17. The requirement for Teen (age 14-17) to volunteer is that at least ONE adult from the same family must be volunteering (They may volunteer at different time slots.)

 

May I have my baby, toddler, or child with me while I volunteer?

If you are attending the convention with small children, please make arrangements ahead of time to have responsible coverage. Children are not permitted on the job with you. We need to be able to count on your full attention while you are working. Thank you for cooperation.

 

How does the Volunteer Rebate System work?

 

  • Adult rebate is up to $35*.  A volunteer who works ONE 3-4 hour shift will receive this rebate, even if they are registered as Family.
  • Family rebate is up to $70*. At least TWO separate 3-4 hour volunteer shifts need to be filled by registered attendees.  This may be the same person or two different people.

*The rebates are equivalent to Early Bird prices. (may vary depending on your CHAP membership level) If you registered after registration prices go up, you will receive the same rebate prices as shown above.  We encourage you to register early and sign up as a volunteer.

 

If you register for a volunteer job online, your rebate check will be given at the convention after you have completed your volunteer time. However, if you wait until you come to the convention to sign up for a volunteer job, your check will be issued after the convention and sent via the postal service, as we will need time to process these rebates. We encourage everyone to sign up now, but understand that sometimes you will not know your availability until you arrive at the convention.

Any Add-Ons are not included in the volunteer rebate system.

 

How Do I Sign Up to Volunteer?

First, you will need to register for the convention. (You may want to register as a CHAP member first, check out the discounts on convention registration and Add-On discounts that Silver, Gold, and Platinum Members receive.)

Once you have registered and paid for the convention, you will receive a link to the volunteer registration in the thank you letter at the end of your checkout process.
Select the day, shift and position that you desire. You may then move onto “save and add another attendee,” where you can sign up another family member to volunteer, or choose to complete your volunteer sign up by clicking “save and finalize.” You will receive an email confirming the volunteer positions you selected.

 

What is a Super Volunteer? What additional benefits do Super Volunteers receive?

For years, CHAP has had several homeschool individuals and 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. Some even serve from setup Thursday morning until tear down Saturday evening! We call these servant-hearted people our Super Volunteers.

We provide our Super Volunteers with a packet containing bonus benefits such as lunch tickets, recognition ribbon, coupons, and other special goodies, as an expression of our gratitude for your generous service.

If you would like to serve as a Super Volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Darra McDowell, before you register at volunteer@chaponline.com to find out which areas are in need of all day volunteers.

 

What do I do if I need to change my job/time slot?

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What if I find I can’t serve and need to cancel?

If in the event of sickness, work, severe weather, or urgent family needs you find you cannot fulfill your volunteer shift, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@chaponline.com. Thank you!

 

THANK YOU!

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.