Why You Should Volunteer at Conference

| By Allyson Parco

Want to contribute your skills to the economic development of the LGBT+ community? Interested in business leadership, human rights, and diversity initiatives? Here are five reasons why you should volunteer for the 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference on August 13-16!

1. Immerse Yourself in LGBT Business
As a volunteer, you will be working alongside the business voice of the LGBT community to bridge economic opportunity with human rights. Learn about initiatives and issues affecting the LGBT community in the business realm through informative sessions led by expert speakers, business owners, and corporate executives! In addition to being surrounded by LGBT business owners and affiliates, you will be contributing to a much larger purpose with the NGLCC. Get inspired, hear people’s stories, and witness how inclusion goes hand-in-hand with expanding LGBT rights.

2. Build Skill Sets & Gain Volunteer Experience
Our annual Conference is built on communication, large-scale organization, and months of planning. At Conference, you will be directly involved with the mechanisms that make sure the entire event runs smoothly! Tasks involve speaking with attendees, working with fellow volunteers, and getting a taste of event management with NGLCC organizers. Learn first-hand how you can strengthen these skills as a volunteer and gain experience working with the only national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBT business community.

3. Make Meaningful Connections at Conference
Meet and connect with students, entrepreneurs, NGLCC staff, and business professionals from around the world. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to speak with successful leaders and learn about their contribution to the economic goals for the LGBT community. Hear about different careers, companies, and stay in touch even after Conference! We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and interact with people who have knowledge, experience, and networks in the field that interests you. Connections can last you a lifetime and the resources you gain at Conference will undoubtedly help in the journey of your own professional development.

4. Enjoy the Perks of Attending the Largest LGBT Business Event Worldwide
Recognized as the largest LGBT business event globally, the four days of Conference will be filled with giveaways, treats, food, and fun for all! At Conference, we celebrate our accomplishments and pave the road for more. NGLCC hopes to give you a great volunteering experience while you enjoy all the perks that come with attendance.

5. Bask in the Beauty of Tampa, Florida
Join more than 1,400 LGBT and allied leaders at the world’s largest LGBT business event in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida. Conference will be taking place at the Tampa Convention Center, so stay the week and explore the city’s sights, food, and nightlife! In addition to the NGLCC’s presence, Florida is incredibly inclusive and dedicated to the economic advancement for LGBT businesses and business owners. Volunteer at Conference, have fun in Tampa, and surround yourself with people empowered by the same cause. We hope to see you in August!

Finding a way to volunteer for a conference? Look no further! Fill out this form to sign up!