June 29 – JULY 8, 2023
REWARDING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
Approximately 700 blind and visually impaired people from across the United States and several foreign countries are coming to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois for the 2023 conference and convention of the American Council of the Blind.
Over 150 meetings, workshops, seminars, tours and social events will pack convention week. A fantastic exhibit area will include all kinds of technology, products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired.
Attendees will begin arriving on Thursday, June 29, and the last weary visitors will depart on Saturday, July 8.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Here are some of the things you and your group can do to help:
- Welcome people to Schaumburg at the airport
- Volunteer at the ACB Fundraising Walk (Saturday evening, July 1)
- Help people locate booths in the exhibit hall
- Assist people locating microphones during sessions
- Act as guides on tours
- Assist attendees in locating meeting rooms
WHO CAN HELP?
- Boy and Girl Scouts, ROTC's, BETA Clubs
- Sunday school classes and youth groups
- Employee and neighborhood organizations
- Firefighters, police, metro employees
- Civic groups such as Lions, Rotary, Elks, and Masons
- Fraternities, sororities and students
- Individuals, relatives and friends
Airport: June 29 through July 1 and July 6th through July 8th.
Renaissance Convention Center Hotel, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr: Every day June 29 through July 7th, (peak volunteer days at the hotel are June 29 through July 6th, some volunteers needed 7/7 and 7/8)
Volunteers should be able to work a three to four hour shift.
Volunteers must be clean, hair must be neat, and dress must be appropriate. No halters or low-cut tops, cut-offs, short shorts. Underwear must not be showing and clothing with holes or excessively baggy pants are not permitted. Shoes and shirts are required.
ACB cannot accept responsibility for supervising volunteers under 18 years of age. Under-age volunteers should be accompanied by a parent or adult group leader who can give permission for the youth's participation. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. No babies or young children, please.
All volunteers will receive a 2023 ACB convention certificate of appreciation. Students and others needing service hours may have forms completed and signed at the Volunteer Desk.
HOW TO SIGN UP:
For more information or to register as a 2023 ACB convention volunteer, contact Sally Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 866-846-7380.