Call for Volunteers

  • The Call for Volunteers is now closed.

The 2019 Annual Conference on Independent Living is scheduled for July 22-25 and volunteer opportunities begin on July 21. We have a wonderful conference planned but we can’t do it all without volunteers. The Annual Conference Committee and NCIL staff work tirelessly all year planning the Annual Conference on a limited budget and are very committed to keeping costs low to make the conference as affordable as possible for our conference attendees and organizations. Committed volunteers are critical to conference successes.

We hope that IL advocates, family, friends, and supporters around the country will provide significant assistance at the 2019 Annual Conference on Independent Living. We have wonderful incentives for those who put in volunteer hours! We know some of your staff must attend all conference activities but if there are others that may not normally get to come to the conference, incentives for volunteering may be the perfect opportunity for them. If you or your staff volunteers more than 5 hours during the conference, half of the volunteer’s registration fee is waived. If you or your staff person volunteers 10 or more hours, the volunteer’s full registration fee will be waived.

Annual Conference Volunteer Descriptions

  • Registration Desk Volunteer: Greet attendees and provide registration support. Create nametags, process registration forms and replenish bags / materials (throughout).
  • Sales Desk Volunteer: Provide registration & sales support. Process registration forms, set up and tear down sales table, assist in selling NCIL promotional items (throughout).
  • ALD Volunteer: Greet attendees, provide and collect Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) to registrants, take ID and maintain sign-out sheet (throughout).
  • Rally & March Volunteer: Distribute water and signs, direct marchers, distribute lunches and collect trash before, during & after Rally (Tuesday, July 23).
  • Ballot Runner: Distribute & collect ballots at the Annual Council Meeting (Wednesday, July 24).
  • Ballot Counter: Count ballots at the Annual Council Meeting (Wednesday, July 24).
  • Door Keeper: Collect Luncheon tickets and guard the doors prior to the start of the Awards Banquet (Wednesday, July 24).
  • Mic-Runners: Facilitate large plenary Q&A sessions by bringing the microphone to participants (Plenary, Orientation, Annual Council Meeting, and other sessions).
  • Poster Kit Volunteer: Assemble Do-It-Yourself Poster Kits for conference attendees (Monday, July 22).
  • Photo Booth Assistant: This person will assist at the Photo Booth during the Closing Social (Wednesday, July 24).

Please Note:

  • Volunteer spaces are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • With high demand, volunteer shifts may fill up before the deadline. Apply as soon as possible!
  • Filling out the form does not guarantee hours will be available.
  • Priority will be given to NCIL individual members and member organizations.
  • The schedule will be distributed to everyone who signed up via the online form.
  • The individuals who respond with desired shifts will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you. Your support is invaluable! Please contact Angela Ellman, Volunteer Coordinator, at with any questions.


NCIL Annual Conference Committee