The SBC Annual Meeting is staffed by hundreds of hard-working volunteers and you’re invited to join us!
There are several ways to serve in New Orleans (click to expand):
CROSSOVER NEW ORLEANS
Join with churches in the area to reach those in the New Orleans community with the Gospel.
Those volunteering to serve in the Prayer Room will be stationed at the Prayer Room—an area for messengers and guests who desire to spend time in prayer or to request someone to pray for them. Those who work a double shift will be provided with a meal voucher.
TOTAL NEEDED: 4 volunteers per session.
Those volunteering to serve at the Information Booths will be supplied with an information notebook from the SBC Executive Committee that has a myriad of information about the Annual Meeting. There will be materials such as maps, restaurant guides, tourist attractions, public transportation information, and shopping areas. Nothing needs to be provided by volunteers. Those who work a double shift will be provided with a meal voucher.
TOTAL NEEDED: 8-10 volunteers per session.
NOTE: There will be two Information Booths, one at the Julia Street entrance and one near the Halls D and E entrance.
Those volunteering to serve as an usher will serve inside the main hall for the Pastors’ Conference (Sunday and Monday) or the Annual Meeting (Tuesday and Wednesday). Responsibilities include greeting messengers and guests and assisting them with finding seats, if necessary. Ushers will also “pass the buckets” for collection of ballots or offerings. Ushers are the eyes and ears of the session hall for emergency situations so that First Aid and Security can be notified when necessary. Usher Captains will be assigned to seating sections and will provide guidance to those ushers assigned to each section. Those who work a double shift will be provided with a meal voucher.
TOTAL NEEDED: 60 volunteers per session.
Those volunteering to serve as a greeter will primarily serve inside the Convention Center lobbies and hallways and at main entrances to greet messengers and guests, provide general directions to meeting rooms, Exhibit Halls, General Sessions, Registration, etc. Greeters will be provided with an information card that will supply answers to questions that are most likely be asked. Greeters will also point people to the Information Booths for more involved questions or other general help. Some greeters will be asked to work outside at the shuttle drop-off, if needed, as well as at entrances to the Convention Center. Those who work a double shift will be provided with a meal voucher.
TOTAL NEEDED: 15 volunteers per session.
Those volunteering to help on the this team will assist in the setup of the registration area. On Saturday morning registration materials are prepared and name badges and lanyards are assembled to setup the registration kiosks. From Sunday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon, volunteers continually resupply kiosks so that registration will go smoothly. Those who work a double shift will be provided with a meal voucher.
TOTAL NEEDED: 20 volunteers.
Church groups are encouraged (but not required) to serve together, to maximize travel and relationships.