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NBMBAA Volunteers 2022

Become a Volunteer

Welcome to a life changing opportunity… be a part of the 44th NBMBAA® Annual Conference & Exposition by volunteering. The NBMBAA® Annual Conference & Exposition will be hosting its first fully in-person conference since the dawning of COVID-19. Therefore, we are expecting one of our largest attendance in the host City of Atlanta, GA. We will need a lot of in-person volunteers to ensure the success of this year’s conference. We are expecting thousands of attendees to join us, requiring a great deal of “behind-the-scenes” coordination. As a volunteer, you can expand your network, share your skills, gain experience, and have an impact on the efficient operation and continued success of this annual event. Register to volunteer by clicking below.

Why Volunteer?

Get First-hand experience in Conference Execution

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

Take Advantage of Networking Opportunities

Qualify for Exciting Rewards for Volunteering

Why People Love Volunteering

BYRON FURDGE

Question 1: What value did volunteering add to your professional development?

Answer 1: NBMBAA® is a nationally known and respected organization; having volunteer experience with NBMBAA® has afforded me personal contact with professionals from different industries. i.e., actors, politicians, entrepreneurs, business managers, etc. I was able to land a top role at one of the largest companies in the FinTech industry because of the powerful resources that NBMBAA® lt have available for professionals.

Question 2: How did you use this opportunity to network?

Answer 2: I believe that bright minds think alike. Therefore, I chose to be intentional about meeting the other professionals that NBMBAA® had brought together; with the goals in mind I wanted to achieve.

Question 3: Why would you encourage others to volunteer?

Answer 3: Volunteering satisfies my desire to give back. I found that volunteering has really fulfilled my purpose when those that I have served remembered me long after I have served them. If you’re looking to fulfill your purpose, like me, I encourage you to volunteer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Volunteer?

You can register to become a volunteer by clicking HERE.

What volunteer opportunities are available?

Volunteers will assist Team Leaders in the program and event space. Volunteers are allowed to select opportunities that are interesting to them. Some opportunities involve product placement for luncheons and sessions, engaging with the speakers, providing general information to attendees, and supporting the efficient flow of human traffic to main events like luncheons, career expo, workshops, and sessions.

Can I register for multiple volunteer assignments?

All volunteers may register for as many opportunities as they like. We only asked that you please honor your volunteer commitment and communicate any changes to your availability in advance.

Volunteer Conference Orientation?

All Volunteers are required to attend ONLY one of the orientations listed below. Therefore, you should plan your arrival to conference based on the orientation you want to attend.
You have the option of attending in-person or virtually. See dates and times below.

Plan to attend one volunteer orientation:

Virtual

Wednesday, August 31st -6:30 pm-8 pm ET

Thursday, September 8th – 6:30 pm-8 pm ET

 

In-person

Sunday, Sept. 25th – 3:00 am – 4:30 pm ET

Monday, Sept. 26th – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ET

Tuesday, Sept. 27th – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

 

 

Can I attend Conference sessions?

Volunteers are allowed to register for conference events at their own expense. Being a volunteer does not give you access to events, sessions, or activities free of charge.

You can however earn rewards to attend select sessions, the career expo, or MBA Live Concert. See this information under Volunteer Rewards.

There is no cost to volunteer for conference volunteer assignments.

What is the volunteer dress code?

Volunteers must wear business attire unless the volunteer opportunities require otherwise. Each opportunity (assignment) will list the required attire. All volunteers will receive a volunteer polo shirt that is to be worn when business attire is not mandated. Comfortable shoes are strongly encouraged.

Where and when is this year's Conference?

The 44th Annual NBMBAA® Conference & Exposition will be an IN-PERSON CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE.

Conference and Exposition dates are September 27, 2022- October 1, 2022. The location will be at Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta, GA | 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, | Atlanta, GA 30313 .

Is there an age requirement for volunteering?

Yes, volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate. You don’t have to be a member of the NBMBAA® or a business major to volunteer.

Can I choose my volunteer assignment?

Volunteers may choose their own assignments. Self-scheduling will begin on July 22, 2022. You will receive via email a link giving you access to the volunteer opportunities/assignments list.

If you are able to volunteer the entire week, please ask about assignments for “Dedicated Volunteers”.

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. You must arrive in the volunteer office 45 minutes prior to the start of your opportunity/assignment

What rewards can I receive as a volunteer?

2022 ONSITE REWARDS

Rewards Category 1 Total Volunteer Hours Rewards
CONFERENCE SESSIONS WORK 8 HOURS IN ONE DAY One (1) Complimentary Entry to a General Session
Rewards Category 2
VOLUNTEER CAN ONLY RECEIVE ON-SITE REWARD CATEGORY 2
CAREER EXPO WORK A TOTAL OF 12 HOURS BY THURSDAY One (1) Complimentary admit to the 2022 Career Expo
Rewards Category 2
FRIDAY: MBA® LIVE TICKET WORK A TOTAL OF 12 HOURS BY THURSDAY One (1) Complimentary MBA Live® Ticket

2022 POST CONFERENCE REWARDS

Rewards Category 3 Total Volunteer Hours Rewards
MEMBER REWARDS
35 or more One (1) Complimentary NBMBAA® 2023 Premium Conference Registration & a 1-Year NBMBAA Membership
30 TO 34 One (1) Complimentary NBMBAA 20223 Premium Conference Registration
25 TO 29 One (1) Standard Registration (Career Expo Only Registration) for NBMBAA 2023
NON-MEMBER REWARDS
45 or more One (1) Complimentary Premium Conference Registration for the NBMBAA 2023 Conference
35 TO 44 One (1) Standard Registration (Career Expo Only Registration) for NBMBAA 2023 Conference
30 TO 34 One Year Complimentary NBMBAA Membership
GENERAL VOLUNTEER
STUDENT REWARDS
45 or more One (1) Standard Registration (Career Expo Only Registration) for NBMBAA 2023 Conference
35 TO 44 One (1) Year Complimentary NBMBAA Student Membership
*Reward caps apply to all categories detailed above. All hours are verified by volgistics system sign-in and sign-out. Time not clocked cannot be accounted for and will not be credited.

Colligate Volunteer Partners participants have a different rewards structure. Please refer to the Colligate Frequently Asked Questions document.

What are the stipulations of earning rewards?

Please refer to the 2022 Volunteer Rewards Chart above. 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 on Monday, June 27, 2022, and remain open until Friday, September 30, 2022. However, if you want the top pick of opportunities and prime times you want to register today!

Volunteer Office Information

Volunteer Office Hours:

Pre-Conference Virtual Office Hours:
Thursday, July 14th 6 pm to 7pm | Via Zoom
Thursday, August 11th| 6 pm to 7pm | Via Zoom

The zoom link information will be provided.

On-site Office Hours:
Sunday, September 25th | Immediately following Volunteer Orientation (5pm to 9pm)
Monday, Sept. 26th | 8:30 am – 8 pm ET
Tuesday-Friday | 5:00 am – 8:00 pm ET

OFFICE LOCATION:  Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta, GA | 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, | Atlanta, GA 30313 |
Room: TBD

Volunteer Conference Orientations

All Volunteers are required to attend ONLY one of the orientations listed below. Therefore, you should plan your arrival for in-person volunteering based on the orientation you want to attend. You have the option to attend virtually or in-person. See dates and times below. The virtual link will be sent to only those volunteers who select this option on their volunteer registration form.

Virtual:
Wednesday, August 31st -6:30 pm-8 pm ET
Thursday, September 8th – 6:30 pm-8 pm ET

In-person:
Sunday, Sept. 25th – 3:00 am – 4:30 pm ET
Monday, Sept. 26th – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ET
Tuesday, Sept. 27th – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

About Rewards

All rewards must be verifiable by use of our volunteer check-in system Volgistics. Failure to check-in and check-out may result in disqualifications for conference rewards.

Using rewards at Conference: 1-day Career Expo Pass good for Thursday, September 29, 2022 or Friday, September 30, 2022.

Post-Conference rewards will be based on your membership status and the total number of hours you volunteered.
All rewards are non-transferable and must be redeemed prior to the expiration date. Failure to redeem your reward by the indicated deadline will result in the 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 the 2023 NBMBAA® Conference. See the Volunteer Guide for a full description of rewards and how to earn them.

2022 Onsite Rewards Overview

Resume Review

Resume Posting (free to members only)

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

Career Expo One-Day Floor Pass

2022 Post-Conference Rewards Overview

2023 Conference Premium Registration & 1 Year NBMBAA® Membership

2023 Premium Conference Registration

2023 Standard Conference Registration (Career Expo Only)

1-year NBMBAA® Membership

Collegiate volunteer partner rewards structure varies so please refer to the 2022 Collegiate Volunteer Partner Guide.

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