Volunteering

2020 WEAO Conference Volunteering Program

The 2020 WEAO Conference will be held at the Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel. This event brings together professionals in the water/wastewater industry and provides them with a forum for knowledge sharing, education, and networking.  Volunteers must be registered for the conference to participate.  

Why Volunteer

Volunteering at this conference is a rewarding experience that comes with great benefits, including:

  • Networking with industry professionals
  • Kick-start your career
  • Personal gratification
  • Insight on current industry trends
  • It’s Fun!

How to Sign Up

1.  Ensure you have a active membership with WEF/WEAO.  New memberships and renewals for Young Professionals and Students is done on the WEF website:  Click here for YP; click here for Student, then submit your receipt to admin@weao.org

2.  Register for the conference:    https://www.xcdsystem.com/weao/attendee/index.cfm?ID=7rbqkh7

3. Sign up for volunteer position: https://volunteersignup.org/PHHC4

Volunteer Positions

Mentorship Hour - Greeter

This event will be held Sunday from 6 – 7 pm in the Cedar Room. As greeters, you will welcome young professionals, students and Mentors as they enter and answer questions related to the Mentorship Hour activities taking place. This is a good opportunity to say hello to familiar faces and meet new senior professionals as this is one of the first events of the conference.

Ice Breaker- Greeter / Counter

This event will be held Sunday from 7-10 pm in Grand Ballroom East & Foyer.   As greeters, you will take tickets and count attendees.  If they do not have this event ticket, please direct them to the registration booth located at Concourse Checkroom. This is a good opportunity to say hello to old friends and begin your exposure to the conference environment. 

YP/Water for People (WFP) Booth Attendant

The YP/WFP booth, located in or near the OPCEA Exhibition in VIDE area.  Volunteers answer questions from exhibition attendees about our committee and Water for People. This volunteer position is good for new members who would like to engage further with the WEAO.

Awards Luncheon – Greeter / Counter

This event will be held Monday from 12-2 pm in Grand Ballroom.  As greeters and counters, you will take ticket from individuals entering the Monday Awards Luncheon for proof of purchase, and count the number of attendees entering the lunch area.

OPCEA Exhibition Lunch – Line Monitor / Counter

The Tuesday luncheon will take place 11:30-1:30 and will be set up in hallway outside the OPCEA Exhibition floor, Grand Ballroom Foyer, VIDE & Tradeshow Floor.  It will be your responsibility to take lunch tickets and count each individual entering the lunch area, confirming that they have received their meal.  If they do not have a lunch ticket, please direct them to the registration booth located at Concourse Checkroom.

Tuesday Closing Celebrations - Greeter / Counter

This event will be held Tuesday from 6-9 pm in Grand Ballroom East.  As greeters and counters, you will take event tickets from individuals and count the number of attendees.


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