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Volunteer Opportunities

The UHEA is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of the home education environment in Utah - and we need your support. Volunteers are the heart of the UHEA, and their help is essential. Part of the success of the UHEA can be directly attributed to the many individuals who act as volunteer leaders throughout the state, help with the yearly convention, and help out in many other ways.

To volunteer with the UHEA, please send us an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or contact a board member.

 

As a volunteer organization, UHEA needs you to help support Utah homeschoolers. Whether it's working on a newsletter, helping with the website, or monitoring legislation, we'll find a place for you to help.

Newsletter compiler. Collects newsletter items, compiles into a single issue of the newsletter. Sends the results to a person who can create and mail the actual email newsletter.

Calendar overseer. Collects calendar items from districts, UHEA, and other sources. Maintains the web site calendar. Moderates calendar items submitted by the homeschool community.

Webmaster. Responsible for managing content and user requests on the website.

Social media coordinator. Monitors the yahoo groups, Facebook page, and other social tools for items that might require UHEA attention. Engages in appropriate discussion. Forwards items, as needed, to UHEA board for consideration.

Volunteer coordinator. Maintains list of UHEA volunteer needs. Coordinates the communication of needs to the homeschooling community. Helps volunteers find appropriate tasks to perform. Helps volunteers have a good experience.

Fundraising coordinator. Finds sponsors for website, convention, and other UHEA activities and functions.

Legislative Liaison and Assistant Legislative Liaison.  Attends legislative sessions.  Stays updated on any legislation involving homeschoolers and reports to the UHEA board.  The Legislative Liaison is a 2 year position.

District and Area Leaders.  Be an information contact person for a specific area in the state.  Organize homeschool information nights with help from UHEA board members.  Help at the annual UHEA convention and other events.

 

We'd love to have your help at the annual UHEA Convention & Curriculum Fair. There are lots of opportunities to help at the convention. Contact us today and we'll find a place for you. Heatherann Shingleton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tonette Harris, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Convention Coordinator. Keeps in contact with chairs listed below, meets with venue event manager and oversees food services. Organizes committees. Meets with display people for draping, etc. Maintains the floor plan. This is a 2 year commitment so that the next coordinator can be trained.

Adult Workshop Chair & Co-chair. Contacts, interviews, and chooses adult presenters and prepares a list of potential keynote speakers for next year.

Teen Workshop Chair & Co-chair. Contacts, interviews, and chooses teen presenters, organizes activities for teens and prepares a list of potential keynote speakers for next year.

Graduation Chair & Co-chair. Schedules the meeting facility, coordinates online registration, orders caps and gowns, creates the program, coordinates refreshments and decorations.

Exhibit Chair & Co-chair. Organizes the exhibit hall, obtains floor plan from convention decorator. Contacts potential exhibitors, assigns booths, and prepares exhibitor packets. Schedules exhibitor set up time with venue event manager and convention decorator.

Audio Visual Chair.  Works with Adult and Teen Workshop chairs to fulfill all audio visual needs for presenters and keynote speakers.

Registration Chair & Co-chair. Oversees online and day-of registration. Organizes a committee for day-of registration. Answers questions; phone is listed on website.

Convention Publicity Coordinator. Contacts potential sponsors for convention and seeks donated items for give-aways. Contacts media (radio and tv) for advertising. Oversees Yahoo group advertising as well as in public places.

Computer Coordinator. Creates documents to be sent out, at-door program, and maps. Must handle repetitive updates and have good grammar, language, and computer skills.

Prom Chair & Co-chair. Organizes, schedules, and oversees a teen committee to plan a prom with appropriate standards. Decorates, provide refreshments, and obtains music approval from UHEA board.