"No matter how many pictures you've seen, until you actually get your foot in the door and start to experience OCALICON... there's no way to even truly describe what that whole feeling and experience is until you walk through those doors … this tops it all."
Only online volunteer applications are accepted.
The volunteer opportunity is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
Volunteers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to undergraduate and graduate students and families (including, but not limited to: parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc.).
Volunteers are assigned to a specific area of the conference center for the entire day. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting speakers, collecting session evaluations, and providing general information to conference attendees. Please note: Volunteers are on their feet and actively moving for most of the day. Comfortable footwear is highly recommended.
Volunteers receive complimentary OCALICON registration but are responsible for covering all additional expenses associated with attending the conference, including but not limited to: travel/transportation, meals, lodging, etc.
Notification of volunteer acceptance is sent via email.
Candidates have the option of selecting the volunteer position that best matches their skills or interests, although OCALI cannot guarantee an assignment to a specific volunteer position.
Volunteers must attend the mandatory Volunteer Orientation, 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST, Tuesday, November 19, OR 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST, Wednesday, November 20, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Note: Wednesday volunteers must attend the Tuesday orientation. Thursday and Friday volunteers can attend either the Tuesday or Wednesday orientation.