Volunteer at Survivor Conference 2023: Game On!

Volunteer at Survivor Conference 2023: Game On!

Survivor Conference 2023: Game On! is a virtual event taking place from February 4-10, and there are several ways to get involved as a volunteer.

Options include serving as a DAILY HOST/MC, sharing your cancer story as a STORYTIMER, or hosting within our virtual chill-out spaces as a VIRTUAL HOSTS AND GATHER GUIDE.

Training and support will be provided for all roles. Volunteers must have stable internet and be comfortable on camera and microphone via Zoom. Shifts and time commitments vary by role.

Click here for the volunteer sign up form

 

DAILY HOSTS/EMCEES

You would act as the day’s host! We want you to bring your flair and personality to Survivor Conference 2023: Game On! and help us keep the event fun and authentic.

Role requirements

  • Stable Internet
  • Comfort being live on camera and microphone via Zoom
  • Be able to follow some scripted guide points provided by YACC staff
  • Flexible to adjust when required for in the moment needs

Your mission

Think of the best emcees at a wedding, bringing personality, appropriate –yet relatable — jokes (the wedding party is laughing and Aunt Mabel isn’t storming out), and also making sure the guests know what they need to!

Optional co-op mode

We’re into the idea of co-hosts so you have someone to build energy and support with. If there is someone you’d like to work, with please let us know! (Or if you’re down to collab with someone you don’t know!)

Training

YACC will provide a brief training session as well as a specific cheat sheet for you for the day to make sure you have a guide! YACC staff will also be available the day of for support.

Available shifts

Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 12-6:30 p.m. EST
(6.5 hours, approximately 2.5 hours “live”)

Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 12-6:30 p.m. EST
(6.5 hours, approximately 3 hours “live”)

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST
(2 hours, approximately 1.5 hours “live”)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST
(2 hours, approximately 1.5 hours “live”)

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
(2 hours, approximately 1.5 hours “live”)

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
(2 hours, approximately 1.5 hours “live”)

Friday, February 10, 2023 | 6:30-10 p.m.
(3.5 hours, approximately 2 hours “live”)

 

STORYTIMERS

If you’ve been with YACC for a while, you may know this role as a “spotlight.” We’re playing with a new name to see if the concept might be more recognizable for those of us that grew up on YouTubers.

Role requirements

  • Access to a camera/microphone
  • Open to sharing 5-15 minutes of your cancer story (zoomed out from start to now; or focusing on an individual aspect of your story)
  • Open to working with YACC team to shape and prepare your story
  • You haven’t shared a spotlight or storytime before at a similar event

Your mission

Storytimes are pre-filmed and focused on sharing parts of your cancer stories. We’re hoping to offer storytimes in a few ways. One is by sharing your story in a more chronological way (before cancer, the diagnosis, and where you are now). Another way is by leaning into a specific theme or aspect of your story, like sharing the details of navigating fertility preservation or in finding mental health support. 

Optional co-op mode

If it makes sense to share the storytelling by bringing in a caregiver or a YACCer you’ve built a connection with, give us your pitch!

Training

You’ll work with a YACC staff member on this project to have support with development and filming/editing!

Shifts

This is pre-filmed, so we can work that out together.

One Storytime will play each day.

 

VIRTUAL HOSTS AND GATHER GUIDES

Have you been in a YACC social committee before? Been a Localife Leader? If building connection is something you love to do- this is the role for you!

Role requirements

  • Access to a camera/microphone
  • Stable internet and access to a laptop or desktop computer
  • Enjoys learning new technology and games
  • Compassionate and interested in building community and connections through conversation and activities

Your mission

We are using something new called Gather Town (here’s an overview). Gather Town looks like a video game and allows our community to interact more like “real” life. People can have one on one conversations, group conversations, play games, run into each other, and other fun things.

We’re seeking volunteers to act as hosts during the event, encourage social connections, and break the ice!

We are also hoping that some of our volunteers may be able to support accessibility needs of other volunteers and participants by acting as visual guides when this accommodation is requested.

  • Multiplayer
  • You’ll have the support of other volunteers and YACC staff while in the space
  • This is the most socially involved role, where you’ll get to hang out with new friends and old!

Training

YACC will provide a brief training session as well as a specific cheat sheet for you for the day to make sure you have a guide! YACC staff will also be available the day of for support.

Time commitment 

Multiple shifts available with lengths and time to accommodate most!

 

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