Tentative Schedule

Feb. 19-20       Early Arrivals (General Agency Staff and Vendors)

Feb. 20- 21      Central Conference Arrivals; Registration training of Local Host by COGC

Feb. 22            Domestic Arrivals; Central Conference Registration begins 2 p.m.

Feb. 23            Day of Prayer & Preparation; Registration, Delegation Training

Feb. 24            GC2019 Opens (8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. per 2016 Standing Rules)

Feb. 25            GC2019

Feb. 26            GC2019 (must be out of Dome by midnight)

Feb. 27            Departures begin; COB meeting

Feb. 28            Departures continue

 

Signed Accountability Covenant ==  

Acknowledgement of Volunteer Reimbursement Policy == 

Emergency Information and Consent/Release Form == 


Local Host Team Volunteer Process

  1. Application with pastor reference check (laity) or DS reference (clergy)
  2. Signed Accountability Covenant 
  3. Acknowledgemen tof Volunteer Reimbursement Policy
  4. Signed Emergency Information and Consent/Release Form
  5. Participate in training*:
    1. Basic Hospitality Training (hosted by ILGR/MOAC)
    2. Intercultural Awareness Training (hosted by ILGR/MOAC via DAP)
    3. Job-specific training (hosted by hospitality team leads)
  6. After the above expectations are met, volunteers will be allowed to sign up for shifts in one of six areas: Global Delegation Hosts, Transportation,Hotel Hospitality, Dome Hospitality, Registration and Prayer.

 

*Training will be offered live and occasionally streamed in November, January and February:

      60-90 minute training in November 2018 (St. Louis)

      60-90 minute training in January 2019 (St. Louis with two additional live streamed locations – Illinois and Missouri – with local facilitator hosts provided by Missouri Annual Conference)

      60-90 minute training in February 2019 (webinar, technology hosted by MOAC)

      60-90 minute trainings February 20-22, 2019 on site at the Dome

Please enter your cell number for team leaders to be able to contact you on-site.
Please choose which United Methodist Conference are you affiliated with.
Please note what District you are in.

No Preference

I am willing to work in any of the volunteer types.

Transportation Team

Transportation guides to greet in the airport (domestic delegate arrivals and at MetroLink connections at airport and beyond), to ride the MetroLink during delegate arrival days, to be on the MetroLink platforms near hotels (Stadium, 8th & Pine and Convention Center). There may be some need for shuttle drivers in church vans/shuttles for transport.

Global Delegation

Hospitality guides to greet global delegations at the airport and escort them all the way to their GC2019 hotel. These guides will escort global delegations on their return trip to the airport following the conclusion of the conference.

Hotel Hospitality

Hospitality guides situated at GC2019 hotels in the lobby to offer support and guidance to delegates and GC2019 guests. Multiple languages is a plus for serving in this area. These guides will be versed on local restaurants and amenities and will develop a relationship with hotel hospitality staff to ensure that GC2019 delegates and guests needs are met.

Dome Hospitality

Hospitality team members will serve inside and outside the Dome and through the concourses (but not inside the business meeting). Responsibility for this area includes hospitality rooms including youth hospitality and the Bishop’s hospitality room.

Registration

Hospitality team members will help register delegates, media and guests for the conference. Computer experience a plus. Additional languages a plus, but not required. Gifts of administration and organization and people skills required.

Prayer Team

Prayer team working in collaboration with Upper Room to immerse the space and the meeting itself with prayer leading up to and throughout the conference.



When? 2/20 (Wednesday) Availability; 2/21 (Thursday) Availability; 2/22 (Friday) Availability; 2/23 (Saturday) Availability; 2/24 (Sunday) Availability; 2/25 (Monday) Availability
How Many? 50

When? 2/20 (Wednesday) Availability; 2/21 (Thursday) Availability; 2/22 (Friday) Availability; 2/23 (Saturday) Availability; 2/19 (Tuesday) Availability; 2/24 (Sunday) Availability; 2/25 (Monday) Availability; 2/26 (Tuesday) Availability; 2/27 (Wednesday) Availability; 2/28 (Thursday) Availability
How Many? 50

Hotel Hospitality volunteers will work within the preferred hotels for General Conference 2019. Volunteers will welcome delegations as the arrive and help get them to the right place, as well as answer questions they have.

When? 2/20 (Wednesday) Availability; 2/21 (Thursday) Availability; 2/22 (Friday) Availability; 2/23 (Saturday) Availability; 2/19 (Tuesday) Availability; 2/24 (Sunday) Availability; 2/25 (Monday) Availability; 2/26 (Tuesday) Availability; 2/27 (Wednesday) Availability; 2/28 (Thursday) Availability
How Many? 50

Please note that certain working in certain areas with the Prayer Team will result in The Upper Room requesting a second application.

When? 2/21 (Thursday) Availability; 2/22 (Friday) Availability; 2/23 (Saturday) Availability; 2/24 (Sunday) Availability; 2/25 (Monday) Availability; 2/26 (Tuesday) Availability
How Many? 30

When? 2/20 (Wednesday) Availability; 2/21 (Thursday) Availability; 2/22 (Friday) Availability; 2/23 (Saturday) Availability; 2/24 (Sunday) Availability
How Many? 40

We need people to help welcome and navigate delegates from the airport to their hotel safely.

When? 2/20 (Wednesday) Availability; 2/21 (Thursday) Availability; 2/22 (Friday) Availability; 2/19 (Tuesday) Availability; 2/25 (Monday) Availability; 2/26 (Tuesday) Availability; 2/27 (Wednesday) Availability; 2/28 (Thursday) Availability
How Many? 50
Each approved volunteer will receive a volunteer t-shirt to wear during their shift. Please indicate your shirt size.
Please enter an email address for us to run a reference check. For laity please enter your pastor's email address. For clergy please enter your District Superintendent's email address.
Please initial here after reading the Local Host Team Expectations. Please note 2 extremely important covenants: 1. We covenant to be neutral or unbiased while volunteering including wearing only clothing approved by the local host team and not wearing any materials that advertise a legislative, theological or political position. 2. We covenant to avoid inappropriate sharing of personal and health information, stories, or perspectives of others without their consent in interpersonal and online communication. While serving, we will refrain from posting or tweeting privileged information due to our position as volunteers.

I understand that completing this application does not ensure that I will be selected as a General Conference 2019 volunteer.
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