Opportunity Details

Families, Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender), Military/Veterans

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Referral: Independent Sector


Upswell is three-day conference at the Chicago Hilton. 
Pre Conference Monday will include: volunteers to work in a team environment to help collate and stuff conference related papers and collateral materials in to the attendee bags (approximately 1,000 bags) prior to the conference.
Conference Days Wednesday, Thursday and Friday activities will include: Upswell Volunteer Roles.  Volunteers will be assigned to one of three following activities, depending on the day's needs: 

  • Greet attendees and check them into the event
  • Provide direction to attendees and answer questions. Please see  attached program hotel map
  • Provide support at sessions such as assisting speakers, completing head counts, ensuring sessions stay on time, etc.

Upswell Chicago isn’t a conference. It’s a high-energy, three-day experience in community building, where changemakers of every stripe are invited to learn, share, connect, and re-charge. It’s where local know-how meets national ambition in to bridge divides and build relationships that just might change the world.
Rousing Main Stage speakers, in-depth workshops, immersive neighborhood exploration, hundreds of creative events, thousands of diverse voices and big thinkers from across the country – Upswell is going change the way you think about changework.

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 11 at 2PM – 5PM (Note, the conference does not start until Wednesday)  (Need 15 volunteers)
Wednesday, November 13th 7:30 am -1:00 PM (10 volunteers needed)
Wednesday, November 13 1:00 pm – 5:30 PM (10 volunteers needed)
Thursday, November 14th 7:30-1:00 PM (10 volunteers needed
Thursday, November 14th 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM (10 volunteers needed)
Friday, November 15th 7:30 am -1:00 pm (5 volunteers needed) (Conference concludes on Friday at 1:00 PM)
Please compelete the online form at Volunteer Sign Up form  

Contact Habib Bako​ for more information at hbako@independentsector.org​

***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago Cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program, however a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so.**

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