NAJA calls for local event volunteers

Posted by Rebecca Landsberry on 07/02/2013

TEMPE, Ariz. — The 2013 National Native Media Conference sponsored by the Native American Journalists Association and Native Public Media will be at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center, located at 60 E. 5th Street, in Tempe, Ariz., July 18-21.

With the conference weeks away, the NAJA-NPM local planning committee is looking for volunteers to help during three days of conference activities. Friendly, outgoing volunteers will staff tables, work as greeters and assist conference staff as needed.

Below is a list of areas where volunteers may help:

  • Registration: On-site help at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., on Thursday and Friday, June 18-19. This is a two-hour shift at minimum but volunteers may sign up for more slots, as allowed. 
  • Ushers: Directing attendees from the hotel lobby to the Metro Light Rail and the Heard Museum in mid-town Phoenix. Help will be needed from 4:30 – 6 p.m., Thursday, June 18 at the Tempe Mission Palms lobby.
  • Opening Ceremony and Reception: Work as a greeter at Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum, located at 2301 N Central Ave., in Phoenix from 5 - 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 18. 
  • Plenary sessions: As a workshop panel assistant/runner during workshops at the host hotel. Help needed 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, July 19 and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, July 20. Most sessions are one hour and 1.5 hours. Volunteers may sign up for as many as allowed.
  • Silent auction and banquet: Help set-up, organize and watch over bids. Help needed 5-9 p.m., Saturday, July 21 at the Tempe Mission Palms ABC room.

To volunteer with any of these activities and duties, please send your name, email address, mobile number and times you are available to Levi Long at [email protected] or contact him by phone at 480-324-6040. 

For additional help, contact Event Coordinator Christy Davies at [email protected].

Thank you for making this year’s conference a great experience for everyone as we strive toward our conference theme to share, “Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Future.”

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