Phone bank: take calls from eager WPT supporters and enter their pledges into a computer.
Refreshment Host: Serve food to hungry volunteer workers and keep the volunteer lounge organized.
Shift Coordinators: Train and supervise phone bank volunteers. This is a great leadership position for people with prior phone bank experience. To learn more, please contact the volunteer program staff before signing up.
* = Seated job. All other jobs involve standing/walking.
# = Physically active job. + = Quilt Expo Set-Up Jobs (Wednesday, September 5)
Community Service Project Assistant: Use your sewing and quilting skills to assist Quilt Expo attendees in stitching a community quilt for donation.
Floater: Fill in where needed in the event that another volunteer needs to cancel. Lots of fun if you enjoy versatility!
Greeter*: Direct attendees to entry gates, ticket booths, classrooms and the quilt exhibit. Hand out programs and answer basic questions about the show. Greeters at certain stations will be able to sit.
Handstamper*: Thank guests for coming, answer visitors’ questions, and stamp hands for those who plan to reenter the show.
Lecture Assistant: Direct attendees to the correct lecture rooms, collect tickets, lower/raise lights, distribute evaluation forms and assist where needed.
Main Stage Presentation Stage Assistant: Help set up presentations, distribute handouts, take attendance and assist with clean-up as needed.
Package Check: Check and retrieve attendee packages.
Photography Assistant+#: Help move and hang quilts during the photography session on Wednesday, September 5. Some heavy lifting is required.
Quilt Appraisal Assistant: Manage traffic at the quilt appraisal room and assist the appraiser in handling quilts.
Quilt Exhibit Attendant: Stationed in the quilt exhibit, attendants help visitors see the reverse sides of quilts, answer basic questions and share information about the quilts using fact sheets we provide. Work at your own comfort level, quilting experience is not necessary.
Quilt Exhibit Greeter*: Greet quilt exhibit attendees and hand out best of show ballots.
Quilt Exhibit Security: Help us keep an eye on quilts while exhibit set-up and take-down are in progress.
Quilt Exhibit Take-Down#: Assist in taking down quilts with care after the show on Saturday, September 8. This is a very physical job as we’ll be handling more than 600 quilts!
Quilt Finishing Team+#: Straighten quilts after they have been hung, hang quilt ID, and assist where needed.
Quilt Hanging Crew+#: Assist in hanging quilts with care before the show.
Quilt Unbundling Team+#: Unbundle and deliver quilts to hanging locations and assist where needed.
Raffle Sales & Information Desk*: Give directions and answer other questions about Quilt Expo using information sheets we provide. Sell raffle tickets.
Rope & Pipe Team+#: Hang row identification signs, wipe down pipe, deliver pipe and S-hooks to quilt hanging location and assist where needed.
Special Event Host: Greet visitors, collect tickets, and serve as an usher at one or both of our special evening events on Thursday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 7.
Ticket Sales*: Sell tickets in the front or back lobby of the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center. You must be able to accurately add and quickly make change.
Vendor Check-In*+: Greet and check in vendors and direct them to their booth location during set-up on Wednesday, September 5.
Volunteer Check-In*: Greet volunteers, hand them their name badges and direct them to training and orientation in the volunteer lounge.
Wheelchair Rental Check-In: Work with UW Health to check-in rented wheelchairs and process paperwork.
Will-Call Desk: Distribute tickets to attendees that were purchased in advance of the show.
Workshop Assistant: (Includes Sit & Sew Workshops) Collect tickets, hand out evaluation forms and assist instructors as needed during a workshop.