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Volunteer Information Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, April 14 – Sunday, April 17, 2016

Welcome 2016 the WPC Volunteers! While you may be committing time to building a meaningful the WPC experience now, there are a variety of ways you can volunteer at the conference.

Volunteers support the WPC and conference host with annual conference operations by assisting with registration, marketplace, information booth, room monitors, food and beverage, A/V and social media, etc.

Each conference host recruits volunteers 4-6 months prior to the conference, making volunteering a great opportunity to deepen your experience at the WPC before the conference convenes. Volunteering can also be used for large groups to gain volunteer hours! Feel free to contact us to schedule a block for your high school or college group. (We ♥ AmeriCorps!)

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

Thank you!


Click here to register to commit to 10-15 volunteer hours and apply to be receive a conference sponsorship: APPLY HERE!

Click here to register to commit to 2-8 volunteer hours: APPLY HERE!

Volunteer registration has closed.


WHO: You (and everyone else you’re 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.

WHAT: We want your experience with the WPC to be as valuable as your volunteer experience with us. Commit to volunteering 2-15 hours of your time to volunteer for 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.

WHEN: Volunteer shifts vary by role and area. Beginning, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 volunteers are needed to assist with general logistics.

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

WHY: The WPC cannot take place without excellent volunteers!

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

Volunteer form submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis 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 two types of discounted rates. All volunteers must commit to serving at minimum of 10 hours over the life of the conference (Thursday-Sunday).

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 $100.

Note: Volunteer hours are recorded by the Volunteer Coordinator. If you do not complete your volunteer hours during the conference, you will risk the opportunity to participate in future WPC volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Application
All conference attendees and local community members interested in volunteering for the WPC are required to complete the “WPC 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.

Note: If you are available to volunteer the Tuesday and Wednesday immediately preceding the conference, please advise in your application. Volunteers are needed for various duties and these hours, when scheduled, will be included in your overall conference volunteer hours.

Please contact, the Volunteer Coordinator 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 WPC17 - Thursday, April 14 – Sunday, April 17, 2016 Philadelphia, PA

  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)