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  As the 2022 NEA RA gets underway, Illinois will be assisting with providing volunteers to support the event. Volunteers for the event cannot be delegates to the NEA RA. NEA will be providing reimbursement for specific positions. Please read the descriptors for each below. You might take a screenshot or photo of this page to refer back to.


Please note that volunteers will need to follow the same COVID protocols as the NEA delegates. The NEA layered mitigation strategy includes requiring attendees to wear a KN95 or N95 mask or an equivalent in the event space unless eating or drinking, decreasing the density of gatherings, encouraging people to wash or sanitize their hands frequently, requiring people to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations (meaning all recommended doses in a primary COVID-19 vaccine series plus one additional booster when eligible), and a negative COVID antigen test on the day of the event and every third day thereafter. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.

We will be seeking volunteers for the following areas:
Registration and Information Booth (Afternoon of July 1 until the completion of the RA on July 6)
Information booth volunteers will operate the information booth and distribute materials. A knowledge of Chicago would be a great asset! Registration volunteers will assist delegates through the registration process. Volunteers in these two areas usually work full days.

Ushers and Special Event Support (Afternoon of July 1 until the completion of the RA on July 6)
Ushers assist in patrolling the floor checking name badges and assist in managing traffic flow. Ushers are usually on their feet for a lot of the day and are typically scheduled in two different shifts.

Physically Challenged Support Team (8am July 2 until the completion of the RA on July 6)
Volunteers for the physically challenged area are usually 15-18 year old students who assist delegates by pushing wheelchairs to different areas of the RA. These positions work no more than 6 hours a day and are a great opportunity for students needing service hours!

Microphone Monitors (Noon on July 2 until the completion of the RA on July 6)
The microphone network volunteers serve as communication personnel on the floor of the RA and will need to commit to working the entire event. These volunteers will work full day shifts.

Treasurer Team (Noon on July 1 until the completion of the RA on July 6)
Volunteers for the treasurer team assist in the processing of vouchers and other financial paperwork for the RA. These volunteers typically work full days.

NEA Fund for Children and Public Information (PAC) Team (Afternoon of July 1 until completion of the RA on July 6)
Volunteers for the PAC team will staff the political action booth at the convention center. These volunteers typically work full days.


Please consider volunteering your time to help make this a successful event for NEA, IEA, and all of our members. Some of these positions do not require you to commit to every day.