Volunteer

Help Us Out!

There are many ways that you can help us make SUS a big success.

 

Click through for a brief overview.

Become Part of the Team

Join the Convention Planning Committee to be part of the planning process.

Work at the Convention

Take a volunteer job onsite at the Convention itself.

Don't Keep It A Secret

Finally, you can spread the word by telling your friends about SUS.

Thank you!

These opportunities are described in detail below.

 

We appreciate all of your help and support!

If you would like to volunteer for a position, please use the form below. 

Thank you.

Before the Convention

Join the Planning Committee

The SUS planning committee starts working on the following year’s convention even before the current convention is over. And most of our committee members only live in Puerto Vallarta for part of the season. In most cases, no special skills are required, and the committee members enjoy a special relationship to each other and participating in the convention. We’d love to have your help, Use the form in the sidebar to let us know you’d like to learn more about this fun, hard working committee.

At the Convention

Volunteer for a job at the Convention:

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at the convention. Here are some of the jobs that need to be filled.

a. Registration Desk:

If you feel comfortable with computers and/or have had no problem registering for the convention, we’d love to have your help with new registrations at the Registration and Check-In Desk. You need to be able to deal tactfully with all sorts of people in a cheerful, helpful and efficient manner. Experience handling money and grace under pressure is also helpful.

We’ll train you on the specifics, but basically all you’ll need to do is guide new registrants through the registration process. It’s easy and you’ll get to know some of your fellow attendees. If you’d be willing to give us a couple of hours (we especially need help on Friday afternoon and evening…) please use the form in the sidebar to let us know you’d like to volunteer!

b. Hospitality:

The Hospitality Chairperson will depend on you to be one of the happy folks welcoming our guests when they arrive to register and check-in, helping attendees get where they need to go, answering questions and getting them to the right people if they need further assistance. Additionally, you might be making sure all attendees have a valid badge, taking tickets at the Saturday night dinner or at the dock for the Sober Cruise and helping in any other ways needed throughout the weekend. Please use the form in the sidebar to let us know you’d like to volunteer!

c. Check In Team:

The Check-In Team needs a group of volunteers to staff the registration and check-in tables. The Team welcomes preregistered participants and gives them their convention materials and information. You need to be able to deal tactfully with all sorts of people in a cheerful, helpful and efficient manner. Experience handling money and grace under pressure is also helpful. Please use the form in the sidebar to let us know you’d like to volunteer!

d. Literature and Merchandise Sales Force:

We need both AA’s and Al-Anon’s to help us. It will be especially useful if you have a good knowledge of our program literature and some experience making change and keeping records of sold merchandise.

The literature and merchandise tables will be open at specific times only. The hours will be posted. Tables will be closed during the speaker presentations and during meetings on Saturday. Please use the form in the sidebar to let us know you’d like to volunteer!

e. “At Large” Volunteers:

At Large” volunteers go everywhere and do everything.

You might fill in for someone who needs a break, help out at the registration, merchandise or literature tables, greet guests or check name badges at the doors of our convention venues.

If you’re flexible and love variety, sign up to be one of our “At Large” volunteers. Please use the form in the sidebar to let us know you’d like to volunteer!

f. Lead one of our one-hour meetings (AA, Al-Anon, LGBT):

Most folks with the six months’ required time have done this many times already. Help your fellow attendees out by signing up for an hour timeslot, to pick a topic, and keep our  meetings going! All you have to do is:

  • Have led a meeting so you know how.
  • Be there 15 min early to set up; straighten up before you leave.
  • Open and close on time (the meeting will be 1hr).
  • Fill out and turn in the Comment Form after the Meeting.

Meetings are an important part of our conference. You can make a difference by volunteering to lead a meeting!

g. Be one of the leaders in a workshop (1.5 hours) on a special topic:

The requirements are the same as the requirements for leading a meeting. If you want to lead a workshop, you can fill out the volunteer form in the sidebar and suggest a topic. You will need be working with the Program Committee, who facilitates selection of workshop leaders, panel members, and topics for the convention. Workshops are usually a panel of several people who are familiar with the topic. Workshop leaders will need to:

  • Be comfortable with the topic and be willing to share the podium with other leaders.
  • Be there 15 min early to set up; straighten up before you leave.
  • Open and close on time (workshops are 1.5 hours).
  • Fill out and turn in the Comment Form after the Meeting.

If you would like to volunteer for any of the jobs described above or if you have an idea for a workshop that you would like to lead, please use the contact form in the sidebar to let us know of your interest. You don’t have to wait until the last minute to let us know. Knowing of your interest and availability in advance is helpful to our planning process. Volunteering at the Convention is a great way to give back the gifts that AA and Ala-non have given to us.

Way Before the Convention

Spread the word in your home group

You can help us a lot, even before you get to Mexico, by telling your friends about our convention. Click Here to go to the “Tell Your Friends” page and help us get the word out.

Thank you for helping! It really means alot to us.

Volunteer Form

Please Note

All volunteers must register and pay as participants for the convention. Even if pre-registration is closed, you will still need to register onsite at the hotel beginning Friday at 2:00 PM.

If you register onsite and have not already contacted us about your interest in volunteering, please contact one of our hospitality folks in the lime colored t-shirts or a committee member (they’ll have a ribbon on their name badge) and they will help you.

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