American Council of the Blind
52nd Annual National Conference & Convention
July 3 - 13, 2013
Approximately 1,500 blind and visually impaired people from across the United States and several foreign countries are coming to Columbus for the 2013 conference and convention of the American Council of the Blind.
Over 350 meetings, workshops, seminars, tours and social events will pack convention week. A fantastic exhibit area will include all kinds of technology, products and services for people who are blind and low vision.
Attendees will begin arriving on Wednesday, July 3, and the last weary visitors will depart on Saturday, July 13.
How You Can Help
Here are some of the things you and your group can do to help:
- Welcome people to Columbus at the airport
- Act as ushers in general sessions
- Volunteer at the ACB Fundraising Walk (Saturday morning, July, 6th)
- Volunteer at the ACB Auction (Tuesday evening, July 9th)
- Help people locate booths in the exhibit hall
- Read and complete forms at registration
- Act as guides on tours and between meeting rooms
Who Can Help?
Boy and Girl Scouts, ROTC's, BETA Clubs
Sunday school classes and youth groups
Employee and neighborhood organizations
Firefighters, police, Metro employees
Civic groups such as Lions, Rotary, Elks, and Masons
Fraternities, sororities and students
Individuals, relatives and friends
Airport July 3, 4, 5, and 6; July 11, 12 and 13
Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 N. High Street - Every day July 4 through July 12
Volunteers should be able to work a three- to four-hour shift.
Volunteers must be clean, hair must be neat, and dress must be appropriate. No halters or low-cut tops, cut-offs, short shorts. Underwear must not be showing and clothing with holes or excessively baggy pants are not permitted. Shoes and shirts are required.
ACB cannot accept responsibility for supervising volunteers under 18 years of age. Under-age volunteers should be accompanied by a parent or adult group leader who can give permission for the youth's participation. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old. No babies or young children, please.
All volunteers will receive a 2013 ACB convention certificate of appreciation. Students and others needing service hours may have forms completed and signed at the Volunteer Desk
How to Sign Up
For more information or to register as a 2013 ACB convention volunteer, visit our website at www.acb.org or contact Sally Benjamin at [email protected], or call her at (877) 630-8399.
Thanks for being an ACB volunteer.