When an NCTE or CCCC meeting comes to your area, volunteer to work on the local committee. You may find it enjoyable and rewarding. See list of committees and job descriptions below. For more information contact Jacqui Joseph-Biddle, NCTE Director of Conventions.
Convention Committees and Job Descriptions
During the Convention, operates a newsroom that produces daily news releases for distribution to the commercial and educational media and newsstories for use later in Council publications. Reporters, typists, and persons who could tape-record speeches are needed.
Part II Workshops
Provides on-site support for the workshops of Part II on Monday and Tuesday by supplying for each workshop a host, who helps the workshop leader in a variety of ways (and, when not working, audits the workshop).
Staffs headquarters office and information desks, hosts concurrent sessions, and produces posters and signs. Hosts (who each work a number of 1 1/2-hour meetings each Friday or Saturday or Sunday) and information desk personnel (in two 4-hour shifts) are especially needed.
Meeting Room Arrangements
Checks room setups throughout the week.
Food and Beverages
Arranges (with Council officers and hotel caterers) for menus, table decorations, and favors for a half-dozen meal functions.
Staffs business meetings and large-group meetings, check meeting room setups and serve as ushers when necessary.
Provides on-site assistance to exhibitors (checks them in, relays telephone messages, etc.) and arranges for bus transportation to special events.
Staffs the registration desk throughout the convention week, Thursday through Sunday. Registration desk personnel generally work two 4-hour shifts, so there is time to attend some of the meetings when not on duty.