Happy Friday friend! GA Volunteer Application Now Open - Archived

Be a GA Volunteer
Each year, General Assembly is made possible by the contributions of hundreds of volunteers who do everything from editing videos to hanging banners. There will be many Volunteer Opportunities for both onsite and offsite participants. Volunteers are eligible to receive a fully funded GA registration.
We are especially seeking applicants for the following positions:
  • Accessibility & Inclusion / Accessibility Services: Help registrants encountering accessibility problems with the GA App or Delegate Platform and finding solutions to the problems. Volunteers will work closely with staff to fix issues that can be resolved. Must be comfortable talking on the phone.
  • App Moderators: Welcome attendees to the spaces for networking and connection in the Whova Event App. Provide discussion prompts and assist attendees in interacting with one another as a function of community building.
  • Business: Monitor and participate in the delegate chat rooms. Work on the Delegate Participation Platform to monitor chat and answer questions during General Sessions.
  • Chaplain: GA Chaplains manage and coordinate care for registered attendees experiencing spiritual or physical crisis during GA. Chaplains must be in final fellowship with the UUA MFC and a member in good standing with the UUMA (retired ministers are also encouraged to apply).
  • Commission on Social Witness (CSW): CSW Volunteers will be able to explain the Social Witness process for congregational study action issues (CSAIs) and Statements of Conscience.
  • Covenant: The Covenant Team assists attendees who are in conflict and/or whose actions violate the GA covenant. Team members must have prior training and experience in conflict resolution.
  • Post Production (Caption and Video Editing): Review and clean up the transcripts of recorded content used to generate caption files. Work includes trimming, stabilizing, adjusting audio levels and noise, and adding pre and post-rolls. Video editing experience is recommended, but not required.
  • Pre-Production: Help with building slide decks for General Sessions using provided templates, and also some pre-production captioning, video processing, and possible video editing.
  • Systemic Justice: The GA Systemic Justice Team assists attendees from currently and/or historically marginalized communities in creating structural change by providing access and advocacy to challenge and change oppressive structures and/or systems. Team members must have a thorough comprehension of the issues of oppression experienced by various individuals and groups in our event community.
  • Tech Support: Respond to support tickets from registrants requesting help or technical advice. In some cases volunteers may need to call the registrant. Knowledge of video conferencing, streaming, and general computer support required.
  • Zoom Hosts: Help manage webinars by starting the event, displaying event title card, playing pre-roll, and starting any pre-recorded content. Post event, ensure recording is edited and ready for on-demand consumption.Monitor and participate in the chat rooms. Removing inappropriate content and users who are not following the community covenant. Chat hosts will have a direct line to the Tech Support and other support staff to provide feedback and be notified of issues.
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
As we approach Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 15) we commemorate the remarkable legacy of a leader whose tireless efforts reshaped history. This national holiday, celebrated every third Monday in January, honors Dr. King’s profound contributions to the fight for civil rights, advocating for equality, justice, and unity. In 1983, Congress declared this day a national holiday, recognizing not only Dr. King’s pivotal role in the civil rights movement but also his dedication to serving communities worldwide. Dr. King’s impact extended to our Unitarian Universalist community when he delivered the Ware Lecture at the 1966 UUA General Assembly, sharing his wisdom and vision for a better world.
In a poignant UU World article, explore how this day of remembrance has evolved into a day of service and learning. Join us in reflecting on Dr. King’s powerful message and commitment to a world founded on justice and equality.
Register for 2024 Virtual General Assembly
A male northern cardinal perched on a fence.
Don’t miss out on the best deal for General Assembly 2024. The early bird catches the savings! Register now, and lock in the lowest rates available through February 29th. For just a $50 down payment with the Early Bird Payment Plan, secure your spot for an enriching experience packed with featured speakers, dynamic worship, and exclusive access to our event app’s on-demand content. Whether you’re a past attendee or a first-timer, this is your chance to be part of an incredible gathering. Reserve your virtual spot today, and join us at General Assembly 2024.
Flash Poll Results
We asked and you answered! Here are the results from some of our 2023 e-mail flash polls. Thank you for your participation.
A screenshot of a pie chart representing results of the flash poll question asking What mythical creature would best represent the spirit of GA. The winner is Phoenix with 34 percent
Poll Question 1: “What mythical creature would best represent the spirit of General Assembly?”. Answers: 34% Phoenix, 26% Dragon, 15% Unicorn, 15% Merfolk, %10 Yeti
Poll Question 2: “What’s your superpower at General Assembly?”. Answers: 26% Governance guru, 24% Exhibit hall explorer, 23% Networking natural, 17% Workshop wizard, $10 Dancefloor dynamo
Congregational Certification Period
The annual certification period for congregations has begun! Your congregation has through the end of business on Monday, February 5, 2024 to certify your current membership number and financial information from the previous fiscal year; review your congregation contact information and leaders and staff listing; and complete the diversity and congregational questionnaires. Certification is an essential set in determining Annual Program Fund (APF) requests, proportional delegates for elections and General Assembly, and to compile data about overall indicators and trends within Unitarian Universalism.
Final Proposed Revision to Article II
The final version of the proposed revision to Article II of the UUA Bylaws is now available! The UUA Board will officially receive the revision at the next board meeting, November 13, 2023, but it is available to you now. The deadline for submitting an amendment is 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 2024. All qualified amendments will be considered at 2024 General Assembly.
Sponsorship | Exhibiting | Advertising
Interested in Exhibiting at virtual General Assembly? We are pleased to offer premium sponsorship packages, exhibit booths, and other advertising opportunities which will provide top-notch exposure to your organization. Virtual GA Sponsorship packages are designed to offer exceptional value, providing numerous direct avenues to connect with the GA audience. They not only showcase your brand but also foster meaningful engagement with the vibrant community that makes up General Assembly. This is your opportunity to stand out and make a significant impact. Don’t miss out on the chance to connect, inspire, and create lasting connections with our dynamic audience. Let’s make Virtual General Assembly an unforgettable experience together!
GA Marketing and Promotional Resources
We’re excited to present the promotional video for Virtual 2024 General Assembly. You can download and share this video, along with other fantastic promotional resources including 2024 GA logos and a printable flyer. Spread the word, and secure your spot today to connect, engage, and empower yourself with the extraordinary virtual General Assembly community.
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