Volunteer Opportunities at General Assembly

We are now accepting General Assembly volunteer applications. Virtual volunteers have the option of receiving complimentary GA registration ($200 value). The following attributes are especially sought:

  • Anti-racism/Anti-oppression training
  • Conflict Management training
  • Moderation experience
  • Previous General Assembly experience

Volunteers typically work 20 hours, including trainings. All will be expected to attend online trainings (one hour of Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Multi-Cultural training and one to two hours of job-specific training) to be scheduled in May and June. Some (e.g., editors) will work before GA, others (e.g. moderators) will work mostly during GA.

Production Volunteers

Volunteers applicants are asked to provide a first, second, and third choice of assignment. Training will be provided. Notifications will be sent by email on a rolling basis.

  • Accessibility Services (before and during GA)
    Help registrants encountering accessibility problems with the GA Participation Portal and finding solutions to the problems. Volunteers will work closely with staff to fix issues that can be resolved. Must be comfortable talking on the phone.
  • Caption Editors (before and during GA)
    Reviews and cleans up the transcripts of recorded content used to generate caption files.
  • Chat Moderators (during GA)
    Monitor and participate in the chat rooms. Removing inappropriate content and users who are not following the community covenant. Chat hosts will have a direct line to the Tech Support and other support staff to provide feedback and be notified of issues.
  • Commission on Social Witness (CSW) (during GA)
    CSW Volunteers will be able to explain the Social Witness process for Actions of Immediate Witness (AIWs) and help those interested in proposed AIWs through the process. Volunteers will also help engage delegates and other GA attendees in the CSW's Witness This! Community Building Process.
  • Discussion Hosts (during GA)
    Welcome attendees to the spaces for Networking and Reflections and Coffee Hour. Provide discussion prompts and assist attendees in interacting with one another as a function of community building. Remove inappropriate content and remove participants who do not honor the community agreement.
  • Inclusivity Review (before GA)
    Apply ARAOMC lens to General Assembly pre-recorded video, written materials, and musical content to implement the UUA's Anti-Racist, Anti-Oppressive, Multi-Cultural principles.
  • Tech Deck (before and during GA)
    Help with media submissions by processing, vetting, and cleaning up the content as well as coordinating with the production team during live events.
  • Tech Support (right before and during GA)
    Respond to support tickets from registrants requesting help or technical advice. In some cases volunteers may need to call the registrant. Knowledge of video conferencing, streaming, and general computer support required.
  • Tellers (during GA)
    Work during General Sessions controlling delegate queue; assist during mini-assemblies and voting sessions. Tellers should be familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • Video Editors (before and during GA)
    Help clean up video submissions. Work includes trimming, stabilizing, adjusting audio levels and noise, and adding pre and post rolls. This team will work closely with the caption editors, tech hosts, and streaming team. Video editing experience is recommended, but not required.
  • Zoom Hosts (during GA)
    Help manage the webinars, by starting the event, displaying event title card, playing pre-roll, and starting any pre-recorded content. Post event, ensure recording is edited and ready for on-demand consumption.

UPDATE May 10: the application for production volunteers is now closed. Notifications to those who have already applied will be sent by email on a rolling basis.

Care Volunteers

In order to best match our UU talent pool with the teams that care for our General Assembly community, we have created a separate application for those interested in serving in one of these capacities during General Assembly:

  • GA Chaplains Team
    GA Chaplains manage and coordinate care for registered attendees experiencing spiritual or physical crisis during GA. Chaplains must be in final fellowship with the UUA MFC and a member in good standing with the UUMA (retired ministers are also encouraged to apply).
  • Conflict & Covenant Team
    The Conflict & Covenant Team assists registered attendees of virtual General Assembly who are in conflict and/or whose actions violate the GA covenant (which is accepted and agreed to by all attendees prior to being granted access to the virtual GA Portal). Team members must have prior training and experience in conflict resolution.
  • Systemic Justice Team
    The GA Systemic Justice Team assists registered attendees from currently and/or historically marginalized communities in creating structural change by providing access and advocacy to challenge and change oppressive structures and/or systems. Team members must have a thorough comprehension of the issues of oppression experienced by various individuals and groups in our event community.

UPDATE March 10: Most care volunteer teams are full, but we are still accepting applications.
Apply for a Care Volunteer Assignment. Notifications will be sent by email on a rolling basis.