VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Rebel Knowledge, Feb. 9 to 11

Rebel Knowledge 2018 is rapidly approaching. Taking place February 9th to 11th, this year’s theme is ‘Interlocking Struggles’. 

For more information about the symposium, you can check out the website: http://symposium.opirgguelph.org/.

This event is a huge undertaking and to make the weekend a success, we need your help!  We’re looking for volunteers to fill a variety of different roles, listed below, in the leadup to the symposium and during the event itself .

During the symposium the shifts are Saturday and Sunday 9-11:40, 11:30-1:45, 1:30-3:40 and 3:30-6:00 – they’re designed to cover only one session, and you can check out the event schedule here to see what you absolutely don’t want to miss:

Please get in touch if you’d like to sign up or get more information.  Email mandy at volunteer@opirgguelph.org.


Campus Promotions – Hand out promotional materials on campus, table at events, and do short in-class presentations to let students know about the upcoming symposium.

Off-campus Promotions – Put up posters, talk to organizations about the upcoming symposium.

Setup, and/or Cleanup – Take care of setting up the space for the symposium (moving tables and chairs, putting up signs etc.), and/or take care of the takedown and cleanup once the symposium is over.

Childcare – Look after children at the event, help to carry out age appropriate activities with them, and make the symposium as family friendly as we can!

Registration and Info Table – Staff the registration table, keep it stocked, be familiar with all things symposium related and be able to answer questions. Help people with accessibility needs as they arise.

Floater – Check-in on things at the various tables and presentation rooms, and be available to help with whatever is needed.

Active Listener – Provide support if needed for people during the event (experience and/or training required).

Documentation – Take photos and/or video of the symposium, video and/or audio record panel sessions and presentations.

Facilitator – Introduce panels and panelists, facilitate the discussion (experience required).

Tech Wizard – Troubleshoot and make sure all tech related things are working.