Make a difference.
Become a convention volunteer in Kansas City.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2019 Leadership Convention in Kansas City!
Volunteering with NAAAP provides a unique opportunity to network with other professionals and contribute to the local community. Our volunteers experience the leadership, values and vision that define our organization, whether they are working behind the scenes in support of the Convention operations or interacting with the attendees, sponsors and speakers on the front lines.
If you wish to sign up, please use our online volunteer registration system and select your volunteer shifts. All available shifts are listed online.
Become a Volunteer.
Please note, there is a mandatory volunteer orientation and gift bag assembly on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
- Great opportunity to network with convention attendees, sponsors and volunteers
- Access sessions in the other half of the day(s) of your shift(s) subject to space and availability.
- Documentation of volunteer service hours if needed by employer or university
- Nourishment and refreshments in the Volunteer Office
- Access to the volunteer hospitality suite, lunch provided the day you volunteer
All volunteer roles will be at the Westin Crown Center except the Gala
(Aug 22, 23, 24)
Registration volunteers will be working at the registration desk and assist the attendees with check-in, badge retrieval, and handle any walk-in/new registrations. Friendly, out-going disposition, a smartphone or mobile device, and familiarity with online event registration skills are preferred along with Tech Support as needed.
Diversity Career Fair
Career Fair volunteers will assist the Diversity Career Fair Director with ushering in career fair attendees, facilitating the flow of walk-ins, and assisting exhibitors into the exhibit space as well as answering any questions.
Session / Breakout Room Monitors
Room Monitors will assist speakers and moderators with A/V questions, manage slideshow advances, distribute handouts, collect evaluation forms (if paper), run between the room and the registration desk or Event Planner office, and ensure smooth operation of each session. This is a good volunteer role for individuals who wish to hear particular sessions and meet speakers.
Greeters / Navigators
Greeters will help attendees with questions regarding directions / layout of the convention site, convention schedule, details of the special events and other general inquiries. Some greeters will be needed very early in the day; navigators facilitating the traffic at meals and ensuring that the attendees enter at appropriate times.
Human Resource Professionals as Interviewers
On Friday, August 23, HR professionals are needed to provide mock interviews and resume review to job seekers and college students coming to the Diversity Career Fair to meet with recruiters and gain valuable insights from NAAAP leaders, seasoned professionals, and mock interviewers.
Special Events Volunteers
Will assist on special projects.
Gala Volunteers at the Arvest Midland Theater, offsite
Will greet guests and provide general assistance at the NAAAP 100, Inspire, and NAAAP Pride Awards Gala in the evening.
Diversity Career Fair Sponsors
American Advertising Federation (AAF) - Kansas City • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Kansas City • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Kansas City • The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City • International Relations Council • Kansas City Center for Inclusion • Kansas City Chinese Association •