Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee Announces Launch of Volunteer Management System
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 23, 2012
Contact: Suzi Emmerling, 704-444-8331, firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee is pleased to announce the official launch of the Volunteer Management System for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Those who have previously expressed interest in volunteering by signing up on the Charlottein2012.com website were the first to be notified by e-mail that they must register in the Volunteer Management System to become an official volunteer for the convention. Interested volunteers can register at Charlottein2012.com.
The new, secure system allows volunteers to build a personal profile, enter specific skills and interests, and choose the area in which they would like to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities fall into one of the following four categories: Administration, Hospitality, Logistics, and Transportation. People may also indicate if they are interested in volunteer opportunities in the months leading up to the convention and during convention week, or convention week only. As Charlotte in 2012 determines volunteer needs for the convention, these profiles will enable convention needs to be matched with individual’s skills and interests.
“This is the next major step in building our volunteer corps,” said Dan Murrey, Executive Director of Charlotte in 2012. “These volunteer opportunities offer the people of this community and region yet another way to be a part of history. And we couldn’t put on a successful convention without the contributions of our volunteers.”
Director of Volunteer Operations Courtney Counts, and her team, are responsible for recruiting, training, and deploying the volunteers who will be representing Charlotte during the convention. Ms. Counts will oversee this new volunteer management system leading up to and during the convention.