The Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience - student volunteers needed!

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Voices for Virginia's Children

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To mark the milestone of its 25th anniversary, Voices for Virginia’s Children will host the Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. Voices is working closely with Greater Richmond SCAN, the Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT), Families Forward, and others to host a summit focused on both policy changes and practices to prevent adverse childhood experiences and promote resilience. The Summit will be a key milestone in the Campaign for a Trauma-informed Virginia.

The morning of the summit will feature a keynote by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder of the Center for Youth Wellness and author of The Deepest Well. She was just named California’s first surgeon general. To provide context to Virginia’s efforts to improve trauma-informed policy and practice, members of the Governor’s administration and the General Assembly are invited to share their perspectives on the policy panel. The afternoon will feature breakout sessions highlighting trauma-informed practice and policy change at the local and regional level and across sectors such as education, children’s mental health, health care and child welfare.

Volunteer Role(s):
1. Security (4)
2. Setup Crew (4)
3. Vendor setup (1)
4. Greeters (2)
5. Registration Table Manager (1)
6. Registration Admins (4)
7. Registration Material Distributors (2)
8. Ushers (4)
9. Breakout Sessions (8)
10. Floaters (4)
11. Cleanup Crew (4)

Volunteer Role Descriptions:
1. Security: Duties:
Facilitate event integrity, control crowd, report any suspicious activities, turn guests that are not registered for the summit away in a respectful manner.
2. Setup Crew: Duties:
Assist in hanging banners, sponsorship material, setting up registration table, program stuffing, etc. May require the ability to carry boxes of materials up to 20 lbs.
3. Vendor Setup: Duties: Ensure each vendor station has all materials needed for set up. Greet vendor's and make sure they have everything they need. Direct each vendor the right vendor's space. Thank each for coming. Provide directions for set up and breakdown of materials when the time comes. Be the key point person for any vendor related questions.
4. Greeters: Duties: Monitor the door and areas outside of the door to direct traffic to the check-in table. This may require someone with the ability to elevate their voice in order for event participants to hear instructions. This requires a friendly smile, and the ability to stand for a minimum of thirty minutes up to an hour.
5. Registration Table Manager: Duties: Assist with management, provide direction to volunteers, problem solve as needed.
6.Registration Admins: Duties:

  1. Greet the participant and welcome them. Ask them for their last name, locate it on the list, and put a check mark next to it.
  2. Work collaboratively with the registration material distributors to ensure each participant receives programmatic information and sponsor materials.
  3. Thank each guest for their support and tell them to enjoy the day.
7. Registration Material Distributors: Duties:
  1. Monitor the registration line to notice those who have registered and disseminate registration materials
  2. Ensure the registration line moves swiftly be passing out materials to each registrant immediately after they have checked in
  3. Ensure the line does not get backed up and brainstorm as needed in facilitation of a smooth registration process (jump in if needed)
8. Ushers: Duties:
  1. Assist patrons in directing them where they should go at all times during transitions
  2. Transitions where patrons will need direction include: 1. Welcome 2. Keynote 3. Break 4. Breakout Sessions 5. Lunch, etc.
  3. Direct patrons to facilities such as restrooms, breakout rooms, parking lot, etc.
9. Breakout Sessions: Duties:
  1. Welcome patrons into the breakout room and direct them to seating
  2. Assist presenters with technology, provide any support needed to facilitate their presentations, disseminate presentation materials to patrons or assist them with app usage for access, thank the patrons for attending, and transition computer content in preparation for the next breakout session presentation.
10. Floater: Duties:
  1. Encourage guest to utilize social media to post pictures using the event hashtag
  2. Take photos throughout the day
  3. Collect any donation cards during program and return all materials
  4. Set out baskets for name tag returns, etc.
  5. Maintain flexibility in assigned duties and roles to assist as needed
  6. Help with problem solving throughout the day
  7. Be a communication point person
11. Cleanup Crew: Duties: Ensure that the event site is clean and clear of all trash and any items that were brought onsite are returned to designated owners

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Advocacy & Human Rights Children & Youth Politics


Thu Apr 25, 2019
07:00 AM - 06:00 PM


403 North 3rd StreetRichmond, VA 23219



  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers must commit to a time frame of three hours each. After they have completed their time slot, they are free to enjoy the rest of their day!

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