Help us make the National Genealogical Society 2018 Family History Conference a memorable experience for your fellow NGS members and all our participants. Sign up today to volunteer at the conference, which runs from 2–5 May 2018, at the DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, and at the pre-conference events on 1 May 2018.

We will make sure that you receive training before the event and will also offer an optional training session for those volunteers who can come early and help us stuff the bags attendees receive at registration.

We will need volunteers for the following assignments.

“Ask Me” Guides

“Ask Me” Guides are friendly, patient, and good with details. These volunteers wear “Ask Me” pins and walk the conference facilities answering questions about the location and times of lectures, food facilities, and restrooms. We will need volunteers from Wednesday through Saturday.

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Registration Table

Volunteers arrive early, Tuesday through Saturday. They check in pre-registered attendees and speakers, providing them with their registration envelopes, name badges, syllabi, and meal tickets. Please consider signing up through the Volunteer link below.

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Vendor Support

During nonpublic hours, a volunteer checks name badges at the door. During Exhibit Hall hours, a volunteer staffs the exhibitor registration booth to assist with vendor questions and concerns.

The Exhibit Hall is free and open to the public. Support is needed at the vendor tables approximately thirty minutes before the exhibit hall opens throughout the day. Shifts vary from one hour to one hour and thirty minutes.

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Room Monitors

Volunteer room monitors help during lecture sessions by greeting attendees, checking name badges to make sure attendees are registered for the conference, assisting the speaker, and recording attendance numbers. Most shifts are one hour and thirty minutes long. A cell phone is required, in case you need to call someone if help is needed.

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If you have questions, contact the Western Michigan Genealogical Society at