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Volunteer Information Center

Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017

Welcome 2017 the WPC Volunteers! Thank you for being empowered to work for equity and justice by incorporating the WPC experience in your self and social transformation. Please consider opportunities to enhance your conference experience through volunteerism.

National and local volunteers support the WPC and conference host with annual conference operations by assisting in the following areas: Hospitality (registration, information booth, food and beverage, and accessibility); Workshops (presenters and room monitors); the WPC Bookstore and Marketplace; Technology (Audio/Visual and Social Media); Healing Component; and Student Services.

The WPC National Volunteer Team categorizes volunteers in the following ways:

  • Pre and Post-Conference Volunteers: Each conference host recruits volunteers 4-6 months prior to the conference, making volunteering a great opportunity for the local community to deepen their experience with the WPC before the conference convenes.

  • Conference Volunteers: Individuals, and small or large groups attending the WPC conference can also commit to volunteer hours to deepen their experience with the WPC throughout the four conference days! Feel free to contact us to schedule a block for you, a high school, or a college group to name a few.

Since the inception of the WPC, there have been hundreds of students, educators and activists just like you who volunteer to make this event happen. As an added benefit, volunteers that serve at least 10 hours will receive a discounted registration rate for the WPC conference.

Thank you!

Click here to commit to 10 or more volunteer hours and apply to receive a discounted registration rate: APPLY HERE! (Volunteer Registration Closed)


WHO: You (and everyone else you are registering with)!

The WPC team seeks volunteers with a wide range of experiences. We need help with the usual tasks, but also look for volunteers with unique talents and skills to share with the community. With the help of volunteers, we have recently been able to offer services like morning yoga and a meditation/prayer room. (We ♥ AmeriCorps!)

WHAT: We want your experience with the WPC to be as valuable as your volunteer experience with us. Volunteers can commit to volunteering time in support of the conference.

Volunteers will attend a mandatory orientation and training upon arrival to the conference, to take place BEFORE they may begin accruing volunteer hours. This 90 min session includes a tour of the facility, a special training on risk mitigation and the assignment to a volunteer team. There will be multiple orientation and training sessions offered to accommodate volunteer arrival dates/times.

WHEN: Volunteer shifts vary by role and area. Beginning, Wednesday, April 26, 2017 volunteers are needed to assist with general logistics and pre-conference setup.

If you are local to the Kansas City area, and are interested in helping with logistics, please email us at

WHY: The WPC cannot take place without excellent volunteers!

HOW: Click the link below to complete the appropriate volunteer forms to register as a volunteer and/or apply for a conference scholarship.

Click here to commit to 10 or more volunteer hours and apply to receive a discounted registration rate: APPLY HERE! (Volunteer Registration Closed)

Volunteer application form submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis (every weekend) for a limited number of discounted registrations. Once approved, a volunteer registration code will be emailed to you. Upon confirmation of registration and payment, you will be sent an email with final instructions.

All volunteers are required to complete an on-site volunteer orientation immediately prior to the conference.


Volunteer Discount Information
The WPC volunteers are eligible for 3 types of discounted rates. All volunteers must commit to serving a minimum of 10 hours over the life of the conference (includes pre/post conference days).

Those who serve at least 10 hours will receive a discounted registration of $180.

Those who serve 15 hours or more will receive a discounted registration of $140.

Those who serve 20 hours or more will receive a discounted registration of $100.

Volunteer hours are recorded by Volunteer Coordinator based on volunteer sign-in documentation. If you do not complete your volunteer hours during the conference, you will risk the opportunity to participate in future WPC volunteer opportunities and forfeit your conference discount.

Volunteer Application Form
All conference attendees and local community members interested in volunteering for the WPC are required to complete the “WPC18 Volunteer Application” form. Applications will be reviewed and processed on a rolling basis once it is complete AND submitted. Please ensure all contact information is accurate and updated.

Applicants can manage their submission by going back to previous pages in the survey, and update existing responses until the survey is finished OR until the survey has been exited. After the survey is complete, you will not be able to re-enter the survey.


Please contact, the National Volunteer Team at

While your volunteer application processes…SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT WPC!

  1. Add a line about WPC to your email signature
    SAVE THE DATE FOR WPC18 - Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2016 Kansas City, MO

  2. Join our Facebook group (WPC--Got Privilege? The official Facebook group!) or follow us on Twitter (got_privilege)

  3. Add a link on your website to

  4. Include promotional materials in your press kits, info packets, etc. Click here for the save the date postcard.

  5. Show a WPC promo video at your school, workplace, or in your community

  6. Email blast your contacts (click here to be added to the WPC mailing list)