The hosting organization of this Symposium is a non-profit organizations with a big heart and high standards for quality, but a small budget. Our goal is to make this symposium affordable to all. To do this we seek out sponsorships, locations that don't cost a ton of money, but most of all, we rely very heavily on volunteer labor.

Volunteers get a bunch of fabulous benefits not available to the participants who just come to enjoy the weekend without putting in any effort.

  • Deep discounted prices on registration, lodgings, and full body massage.
  • Free dinner on Thursday and Organizational Meeting dinner on Sunday.
  • Free drawstring backpack with the Symposium logo on it - a $35 value!
  • Deep discount on a full page ad in the program guide.
  • The great feeling that comes with knowing that you are one of the people "in the know".
  • The even-better feeling that comes with doing something good for your community.

There are many many volunteer jobs, taking various amounts of time. To qualify for volunteer benefits, you must spend at least ten (10) hours on various volunteer tasks. To get on the list, register as a volunteer and then email Stella (who will let CJ Rhoads know) a list of which jobs you are willing to volunteer for. As you can see, there are over 600 hours of volunteer tasks to be done, so find something you enjoy and jump in! For many of the tasks we need multiple people (especially workshop leader introducers and evaluation collectors), so don't be shy about what you are willing to do. After receiving all of the "willing to do", a member of the steering committee will work out who should do what and will contact you with the details.
Become one of the applauded and appreciated volunteers today!