Volunteers

Role Details
Every year at VWBPE, our volunteers have always provided an outstanding level of support to conference participants and presenters. If you would like to help at the upcoming conference, we would be delighted to have you.

Click the role names below to view the descriptions. Then use the form further down the page to join our stellar team at VWBPE 2021!

Hosts

A Host is usually located at the Gateway landing area, but can also be at the Exhibits and Social Events to help participants.

  • The first people that conference participants meet – this is a critical role for the conference.
  • Formerly referred to as “Meet and Greet,” but these volunteers do much more than that.
  • Familiar with VWBPE areas in Second Life and VWBPE Conference events.
  • Welcome participants.
  • Direct conference participants to venues, answer questions, give swag bags, etc.
  • Share tips and items that are helpful for SL.
  • Minimum time commitment: 1 hour training is required, with 1-hour blocks of time commitment (we appreciate multiple time sign ups, please do this at your convenience)

Mentors

A Mentor is a pre-conference coach and one-on-one support person for the presenter during the conference. Presenters are matched to a mentor.

  • Trained on presentation tools used in the different venues.
  • Ensure Presenters have the appropriate presentation tools for their assigned venues.
  • Train Presenters on the presentation tools, as needed.
  • Meet Presenters in the Green Room for the assigned venues.
  • Watch the presentations and assist with any technical problems as needed.
  • Keep track of the presentation time – most presentations are 50 minutes.
  • Mentors may be assigned to assist more than one Presenter.
  • When not assigned to a Presenter or actively working with one, a Mentor may be asked to assist another mentor or presenter.
  • Minimum time commitment: 1-hour training is required. Time per presenter varies from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the presenter’s experience level.

Quadrivium Assistants

Quadrivium Assistants help Quadrivium Facilitators in leading a Quadrivium Discussion.

  • Introduce Quadrivium Facilitator.
  • Assist Quadrivium discussion inworld as needed.
  • Copy text chat for Quadrivium Facilitator’s report
  • Keep track of time – Quadrivium sessions are usually 50 minutes.
  • Trained on SpeakEasy HUD.
  • Assist if any technical problems arise.
  • Minimum time commitment: 1 hour + .5 hours (Quadrivium + Prep + Assistance with Report).

Stream Team

The Stream Team provides video capture and streaming for each presentation at the conference. They may need to be available for training up to 2 months prior to the conference.

  • Experience preferred but not required.
  • Willing to learn.
  • Comfortable with camera movement inworld.
  • Broadband connection.
  • Wired connection preferred.
  • Reasonably strong computer.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Minimum time commitment: 1.5-hour blocks – 1 hour recording with set up & wind up (longer blocks are helpful).

Additional duties:

  • Provide streaming for events happening in VWBPE regions.
  • May volunteer for editing of videos after the conference, if interested.
  • Minimum time commitment: 4-hour blocks (although longer would be better).

Technical Assistants

Our Technical Team is available for support when technical issues arise.

  • More experienced SL veteran.
  • Will have parcel privileges.
  • Assist mentors and presenters with technical concerns and logistical issues.
  • Are liaisons with Estate Managers when issues arise on the parcels.
  • Minimum time commitment: 1 hour training prior to conference, 4-hour blocks.

VWBPE 2021 Volunteer Signup

Note: Because Quadrivium papers are published in the VWBPE Conference issue of the Journal of Virtual Studies, your RL first and last names are required if you are volunteering to be a Quadrivium Assistant.

Please enter your SL avatar last name if it is NOT "Resident"