College Conference Volunteers play an integral role on the conference staff. They are college-aged young adults who volunteer to help manage the conferences on the ground. They work hard and play even harder. They are often seasoned Higher Things® conference-goers, but some newbies get their first Higher Things® conference experience as a CCV. Application to be a CCV is a very competitive process, we often receive 2-3 times more applicants than needed.
Registration: Directing groups through the registration check-in area, helping to prepare and distribute materials, directing people to dorms and parking areas, break-down of the information table after the end of the conference, etc.
Speaker Care: CCVs are assigned to a sectional speaker to hand out materials and evaluations in the sectionals, make sure speakers have any needed food and/or beverages, run AV, etc.
Worship: Help setup and breakdown the conference Chapel, crowd control, assist with altar guild duties.
Merchandise: Help set-up and break-down as needed.
General: Help supervise activities, give directions, run errands, answer questions, put up signs, etc.
Photography: Take pictures of everything you can and everyone having a great time.
Media: Assist our Media staff with audio/video recording.
CCV registration is FREE! The offerings collected during the opening and closing Divine Services go directly to offset the expenses for the CCV program. You'll just need to get yourself to the conference and back home again.
Yes, CCVs must arrive by noon on Monday of the conference week for orientation/set-up, and should not plan to leave before 5:00 p.m. on the last day to help pack up after the conference.
Yes, CCVs will have staff (i.e., "backstage") access to all areas of the conference and a special conference staff T-shirt. In fact, you will receive multiple staff T-shirts, because CCVs need to be easily identifiable throughout the week!
You must be at least 18 years old and have completed your high school studies at the time of the conference.
You will be able to apply online at HereIStand2017.org between November 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017. Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2017 if they have been selected to serve as a CCV.
If your church is sending a group to the conference, you should register with your group as well as complete the CCV application so that you are certain to get into the conference, should it fill. If you are selected as a CCV, your registration will then be processed separately from your group. You will also be assigned housing in a separate staff area.
Those who are accepted as CCVs who are not registered with a group for a conference should register as an individual and pay any corresponding registration fees. If selected, Higher Things® will reimburse that person for the balance paid as of March 15, 2017.
The number of CCVs is determined by the number of registrants attending each Conference. The Conference Executive reserves the right to adjust these numbers if we determine that fewer or more CCVs are actually needed to help with the Conference.