Advancing to General Convention 2015: volunteers needed

Posted Sep 30, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release]  A range of volunteer opportunities are available at The Episcopal Church 78th  General Convention, June 25 – July 3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Episcopal Diocese of Utah).

The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It is composed of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay representatives elected from the 109 dioceses of the Church, at more than 800 members.

Patrick Haizel, General Convention volunteer coordinator, said that all are welcomed to help out. “We are seeking interested people to offer their skills and talents to assist in the smooth operation of General Convention 2015,” he said. “By volunteering, you become a part of General Convention, through observation and participation, while learning about the way the church operates from behind the scenes.”

Shifts range from 2 to 6 hours in a variety of areas throughout convention where volunteers are needed.  “With this General Convention going virtual, we have new needs for people with computer and technical skills,” Haizel added.

Volunteers should sign up here.

For more info contact Haizel at phaizel@episcopalchurch.org


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