WOW Volunteer Information

When?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
9:00am to 2:00pm

Where?

Abilene Convention Center      
1100 N 6th Street
Abilene, TX 79601

WOW Volunteer registration

Volunteer Areas:

  • Mock Interviews*
  • Workforce Readiness Booth Activities
  • Hospitality Room
  • Event Navigator
  • General Event Volunteer

Event Volunteer Time Slots:

  • 8:30 am - 10:30 am (partial including pre-event set up)
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (partial)
  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (partial including post-event take down)
  • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (full event including set up and take down)

*Mock Interviews have a slightly different volunteer schedule with options for:

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (full day)
  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am (half day)
  • 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (half day)
Mock Interviews: Our interviewers will be conducting up to 15-minute interviews with students. Sample interview questions and scoring rubric are provided. The scoring rubric will be sent to the student post-event. Anyone can conduct mock interviews, but we strongly prefer those with HR and/or interviewing experience!

Workforce Readiness Room Activities: We have a room dedicated to activities that help students develop their workforce readiness skills. If you have a skill or area of expertise that you would like to showcase, we need YOU as a Workforce Readiness volunteer! Examples of workforce readiness room activities are How To Tie A Tie, Resume Building, Interview Tips and Tricks, Dining Etiquette, Budgeting, W-9, I-9 & Other Tax Information, Social Media Etiquette, How to Write a Thank You Note, How to Take Praise/Criticism/Feedback etc. Any skill or knowledge you think a student should have before graduating high school is welcome in the Workforce Readiness Room!

Hospitality Room: Help with refreshments for exhibitors and volunteers. We will offer self-serve breakfast pastries in the morning and boxed lunches in the afternoon along with beverages.

Event Navigator: Assist with flow as students move throughout the event and help our participants find what they're looking for.

General Event Volunteer: This type of volunteer is flexible and willing to help as needed at any of our event stations.

"It's going to take a VILLAGE to build the
Workforce of Tomorrow!" -- we REALLY mean that!