Call for FGS 2015 Conference Volunteers

If you are planning to attend the FGS 2015 Conference February 11–14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, consider volunteering as well. Volunteers help to make the conference a real success. There are many ways to get involved and time slots are flexible and convenient. You may volunteer before or between educational sessions. Assignments are in one or more 4 hour shifts. 

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, network with others, and give something back to the genealogical community. To show their appreciation, FGS will reimburse volunteers a portion of their registration fee after the conference (if registered at the early rate) based on the following schedule:

8 hours = 20% 
12 hours = 40% 
16 hours = 65%

Reimbursement is available to those registered for the entire conference before the early registration deadline of 23 Jan 2015. Volunteers do not have to be registered for the conference; but those not registered may not attend sessions, monitor sessions, or receive any reimbursement. Training will be provided for all areas and shifts can be flexible; however, there will generally be two to four equal shifts daily for most positions. The various types of volunteers needed during the conference and the responsibilities for each volunteer assignment are explained below.

Registration: Volunteers will assist at the registration desk and with other associated responsibilities (Tuesday – Saturday during registration hours).

Hospitality/Information Desk: Volunteers will assist with welcoming attendees, providing directions and general information for the conference and convention center, as well as seeing to their general comfort. (Wednesday – Saturday hours beginning 30 minutes prior to registration hours).

Social Event Monitors: Monitors will check tickets at the door and assist with needs of attendees for the Wednesday evening FGS Opening Social.

Luncheons Monitors: Monitors will check tickets at the door and assist with needs of attendees. (Wednesday – Saturday)

Room Monitors: Monitors will report and assist with the needs of speakers and attendees in their room, check attendees for name badges, and survey needs in the room, etc. Volunteers will work in the assigned room for a minimum shift of the morning or afternoon sessions for that room (Wednesday – Saturday).

Contact: For more information or to volunteer, fill out our online volunteer form or contact the FGS Office at 1-888-347-1500 or