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Our second Steubenville NorCal will take place in San Mateo, CA on July 27-29, 2018. We have a great lineup of speakers including Chris Mueller, Fr. John Burns, Noelle Garcia, Joel Stepanek and Paul Kim with worship being led by Ike Ndolo. You can find out more information about the conference here.
We are planning for over 2,000 participants this year. As you can imagine, an event of this size is no small undertaking. In fact, we will need over 100 volunteers to help make this year’s conference a success.
Volunteers are needed for the following roles:
Volunteers do not need to pay, yet lodging is not provided. You may commute or stay in a nearby hotel. Please make arrangements for yourself regarding lodging. We have contracted with a number of nearby hotels to offer a reduced conference rate. A list of hotels can be found here.
– In order to volunteer for the conference, you must be at least 19 years of age by the conference weekend. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.
– Meals (starting with dinner on Friday) are provided with the exception of breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. (If you choose to stay at one of the contracted hotels, it is likely they offer a complementary continental breakfast.)
– Volunteers need to be able to serve for the ENTIRE conference from Friday through Sunday afternoon. Check in is Friday, July 27 at 10 am and volunteers should be done approximately 4 pm on Sunday.
– Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt when they check-in for the conference. Please plan to wear this t-shirt for the duration of the conference.
– Volunteers will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Volunteer registration is a two part process. You will only be confirmed as a volunteer after you have completed both parts. 1. Completed online registration below and 2. ALL required paperwork you have submitted has been received.
– Young adult volunteers who have a youth group attending need to understand that they are there to serve the conference and unfortunately will not be able to spend time with their youth group during the weekend. They also need to understand that they are not there to participate in the conference in any way and that their volunteer responsibilities always come first.
– All volunteers must be compliant with the safe environment policies for their home diocese. These policies vary from one diocese to the next but typically each diocese requires you to go through a one-time training. In addition, a diocesan approved criminal record background check needs to be completed. What you will need to do to meet this requirement depends on whether you have previously completed the required training.
– If you have previously completed the required training, your compliance coordinator must complete and return the bottom portion of the Safe Environment Compliance Form. A list of compliance coordinators and their contact information by diocese can be found here. All verification forms must be received by July 1.
– If you have NOT previously completed the required training, contact your parish secretary or compliance coordinator to see where and when you can attend a training. This is not always easy to schedule so we suggest looking into that as soon as possible. Once you have completed the training, your compliance coordinator must complete and return the bottom portion of the Safe Environment Compliance Form. A list of compliance coordinators and their contact information by diocese can be found here. All verification forms must be received by July 1. If you have not had a criminal background check completed, you will need to have one processed through Life Teen.