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Become a Volunteer

The success of 2020 NBMBAA® Conference & Career Fair: A Virtual Experience presented by NBMBAA® and the celebrating our 50th Anniversary depends on volunteers just like you. We will need volunteers to assist us in creating an outstanding virtual conference this year! We are expecting thousands of attendees to join our virtual conference, requiring a great deal of “behind-the-scenes” coordination. Not only will you help to create an outstanding event, as a volunteer you will get to be part of a rich and rewarding experience. Register to volunteer by clicking below.

Why Volunteer?

Get First-hand experience in Virtual Conference Management

Take Advantage of Networking Opportunities

Earn Rewards both Virtually and Post-Conference

Why People Love Volunteering

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Q: What was your most valuable experience and why?  

The 2017 NBMBAA® volunteer experience was significantly different, because of the opportunity to attend speaking sessions as a part of our volunteering assignments. I was particularly impressed with the Bitcoin and Blockchain: The Future of Money session, as this conversation delved into an area that will greatly impact the financial terrain as we know it, in the years to come. Learning from great minds is a valuable gift that transcends generations, when the wisdom disseminated is acted on and shared.

Q. In what way did this experience assist you in your professional development?

The NBMBAA® platform brings internationally acclaimed organizations and elite professionals together. The connections I was able to make in between volunteer sessions with peers and industry leaders, has paved the way to a greater network that I can reach out to, when the need arises.

Q. Why would you recommend someone else to volunteer?

Volunteering at the NBMBAA® Conference & Exposition creates a deep sense of contribution to a cause uniquely empowering for business professionals. Every moment I spent as a volunteer came with great joy – one that I can’t explain!

Q. How many years have you volunteered at the Conference?

I have volunteered for 2 years with the NBMBAA®.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Volunteer?

You can register to become a volunteer by clicking HERE.  There will be four volunteer activation platforms. We ask that you chose the one that most suits the time commitment you can work.

What volunteer opportunities are available?

Volunteering in this virtual conference will require our team to assist in both program and event opportunities, in the role of Chat Room Support, Posting, and assisting managing Q & A. These areas will be bulk of volunteer roles in the virtual space but may not be limited to these roles only.

Can I register for multiple volunteer assignments?

Volunteers are asked to register for a full-day or a half-day. You will be able to select the role you play, i.e. Chat Room Support, Posting, and assisting managing Q & A.

Collegiate Partner Volunteers will be given special assignments and schools are asked to commit to a designated number of students they will provide for volunteer coverage.

Volunteer Conference Orientation?

All Volunteers are required to attend one of the two orientation sessions. They will be hosted virtually on Zoom on Sunday and Monday. When you register to volunteer you may select the day you plan to attend. You will be sent a Zoom Link for your selected date.

 

Volunteer Orientation:

Sunday, September 20th  – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Monday, September 21st – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

There will be a special orientation for Collegiate Partner Volunteers.

Can I attend Conference sessions?

Volunteers are allowed to register for conference events at their own expense. Being a volunteer does not gain you access to events, sessions or activities free-of-charge. This year all volunteers who sign-up to work two or more full-days will automatically be given a one-day pass to the Career Expo.

What is the volunteer dress code?

All volunteer assignments will not be viewed lived, therefore this year there will not be a volunteer dress code.

Where and when is this year's Conference?

The 2020 NBMBAA® Conference & Career Fair: A Virtual Experience presented by NBMBAA® will be a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE, from Tuesday, September 22nd to Friday, September 25th.

Please note that volunteer opportunities start as early as Sunday, September 20, 2020.

Is there an age requirement for volunteering?

Yes, volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Can I choose my volunteer assignment?

This year we are asking that you choose one of the following activations. Secondly, you will be asked to choose one of these roles: Chat Room Support; Posting; or Q & A Management Support. We will be placing volunteers in assignments daily and our team will work with you to put you in events or sessions of your interest.

2020 VOLUNTEER ACTIVATION & REWARDS CHART
ACTIVATION PLATFORM 1 ACTIVATION PLATFORM 2 ACTIVATION PLATFORM 3 ACTIVATION PLATFORM 4
ALL-DAY: 7am-11pm ALL-DAY: 8am-12am ½ DAY COMMITMENT Thursday & Friday All-Day
5-7 Days

*Tuesday-Friday

3-5 Days

*Tuesday-Friday

4-6 hrs/2-4 DAYS

*Tuesday-Friday

8am-12am

 

REWARD REWARD REWARD REWARD
2021 Premier Conference Registration 2021 Standard Conference Registration Choice of 2021

Thursday or Friday Career Expo Pass

1 Yr. Membership

 

1 YR. Membership 2020 Friday Career Expo Pass (good for 2.5 hrs.)
TARGET

RECRUITMENT #

TARGET

RECRUITMENT #

TARGET

RECRUITMENT #

TARGET

RECRUITMENT #

40 30 50 45

*Priority Coverage Days

How much time do I need to give to my volunteer assignment?

Volunteers are expected to satisfy the entire time that is posted for the assignment, before leaving the virtual room.  You must arrive in the virtual volunteer office 45 minutes prior to the start of your day.

What rewards can I receive as a volunteer?

Please refer to the 2020 Volunteer Activation & Rewards Chart.  The reward structure is detailed in the chart. If you have any additional questions, please email us at volunteer@nbmbaa.org .

What are the stipulations of earning rewards?

Please refer to the 2020 Volunteer Activation & Rewards Chart.  The reward structure is detailed in the chart. If you have any additional questions, please email us at volunteer@nbmbaa.org .

What are the rules/regulations for being a Volunteer?

To become a volunteer you must agree to the rules, regulations, disclaimers and Code of Ethics. Click to view the full rules.

Who do I contact if I have a question that is not answered in the FAQ?

Please send an email to volunteer@nbmbaa.org .

Volunteer Registration

Online Volunteer Registration will open is open. You will be able to select your role, assignment(s), and/or days of availability if you plan on working the full week or half-days.

All registered volunteer will receive access to the 2020 Conference Platform which will allow them to complete their assignments.

 

2020 VOLUNTEER ACTIVATION CHART

2020 VOLUNTEER ACTIVATION CHART
ACTIVATION PLATFORM 1 ACTIVATION PLATFORM 2 ACTIVATION PLATFORM 3 ACTIVATION PLATFORM 4
2-3 Day Commitment 2-3 Half-Day Commitment 2 or more Assignments,Any Day All-Day Thursday or Friday
ALL-DAY: 7am-7pm Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020 HALF-DAY: 7am-7pm Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020 ANY SELECT 6 HOURS HALF-DAY: Time between 7am-7pm Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020 SELECT YOUR ASSIGNMENTS
ALL-DAY: 7am-6pm Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 HALF-DAY: 7am-6pm Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 ANY SELECT 6 HOURS HALF-DAY: Times between 7am-6pm Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 SELECT YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ALL-DAY: 7am to 10 Thursday, Sept 24, 2020
ALL-DAY 7am-6pm Friday, Sept 25, 2020 HALF-DAY: 7am-6pm Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 ANY SELECT 6 HOURS HALF-DAY: Times Between 7am-6pm Friday, Sept 25, 2020 SELECT YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ALL-DAY: 7am to 5:30PM Friday, Sept 25, 2020
SELECT A ROLE(S)
CHAT ROOM SUPPORT POSTING Q & A MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SEE REGISTRATION FORM FOR SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT(S) ADDED
ACTIVATION PLATFORM 1 ACTIVATION PLATFORM 2 ACTIVATION PLATFORM 3 ACTIVATION PLATFORM 4
2-3 Day Commitment 2-3 Half-Day Commitment 2 or more Assignments,Any Day All-Day Thursday or Friday
2021 Premier Conference Registration 2021 Standard Conference Registration Choice of 2021 Thursday or Friday Career Expo Pass 1 Yr. Membership
1 Yr. Membership 2020 Friday Career Expo Pass (good for 2.5 hrs.)
*If you volunteer for a special assignment you will not qualify for a post conference reward.

Volunteer Office Information

Office Location: Virtual Zoom Office

Monday, Sept. 21st and Tuesday, Sept. 22nd  – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm EDT
Thursday, Sept. 24st | 7:00am – 11pm EDT
Friday, Sept. 25st | 7:00am – 6:30pm EDT

Required Orientation Information

If you plan to volunteer you must attend one of the two Zoom Platform  Orientations detailed below:
Sun, Sept. 20th  – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT | Link will be shared in advance of the meeting

Mon, Sept. 21th  – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT | Link will be shared in advance of the meeting

About Rewards

Using this year’s Volunteers Activation Platforms all volunteers will receive access to  NBA Live and a 1-day Career Expo Pass good for two hours in scheduled times. Post-Conference rewards will be in accordance with the Activation Platform you select to work and will be one of those listed below under 2020 Post-Conference Rewards. All rewards are non-transferable and must be redeemed prior to expiration date. Failure to redeem your reward by the indicated deadline will result in expiration of the reward. No rewards can be banked or carried over to another conference year. We will notify winners of Post Conference Rewards one week after the Conference Registration opens for 2021. See the Volunteer Guide or the 2020 VOLUNTEER ACTIVATION & REWARDS CHART on this site, for a full description of rewards and how to earn them.

2020 Post-Conference Rewards

2020 Onsite Rewards

2021 Conference Premium Registration & 1 Year NBMBAA® Membership

MBA Live Thursday Night Ticket

2021 Premium Conference Registration

Resume Review & Resume Posting

2021 Standard Conference Registration (Career Expo Only)

One-on-One Job Interview Coaching & Professional Development Info Sessions

1-year NBMBAA® Membership

Career Expo One-Day Floor Pass

Collegiate volunteer partner rewards structure varies so please refer to the 2020 Collegiate Volunteer Partner Guide.

 

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