On-Site Volunteer Experience
Volunteering at Greenbuild is quite the experience! Please be aware that even if you sign up for a specific shift, it may have to be changed to a different job based on the needs of the show and its attendees. Everyone -- volunteers, attendees, exhibitors and staff -- experiences long, but fun days while on-site!
Our volunteers are key in making sure that Greenbuild reaches its waste diversion goals. Attendees rely on our diligent volunteers to assist them with making sure their waste is placed in the correct receptacles. With the help of amazing volunteers, Greenbuild was able to divert 85% of its waste in 2011 -- a 50% increase
over McCormick Place West's waste diversion rate average.
Our volunteers are a part of the Greenbuild experience for attendees, serving as an extension of USGBC. We ask that they strive to provide the same level of service that USGBC and other hired professional staff provide. Some characteristics we look for:
- Naturally smiley, warm and friendly
- Well groomed image
- Willingness to do your part to help Greenbuild shine
- Adaptability and Flexibility
- Enjoys contact with Greenbuild attendees, fellow volunteers, and staff
- Committed and dependable
- Works well without direct supervision
- Focuses on duties at hand
- Shares your positive attitude with the team
... Who you are as a person—devoted to the same goals as Greenbuild—means you will bring your outgoing, happy persona to the event. This opportunity is unique to you, and is offered to set you up to be successful in what you learn, who you meet, how you relate. The memories you create at Greenbuild will be with you for a lifetime! Make the most of it!
Checking In and Out
You will be required to check in and out of the Volunteer Office in order for your working time to be counted. Although you will sign up for specific volunteer shifts, please be aware that you will be placed wherever there is a need in the convention center. You must be in the Volunteer Office half an hour before your shift begins. Please Note: While you may sign up for very specific shifts, you may be assigned to another shift once you arrive onsite. Greening and waste diversion are the highest priority for Greenbuild Volunteers and Volunteers may often be re-assigned to work the recycling station.
All volunteers are also required to attend an Orientation Meeting -- either a Webex meeting scheduled prior to the show or one of the meetings on-site. Information about the Orientation Sessions will be available in the middle of August 2011.