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The 10th Annual Black Male Development Symposium will be on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. With an event this large we have many roles and responsibilities we need to fulfill. Below we have outlined the specific areas we will be counting on volunteers to help us with. It is with your help that we will have a successful, productive, and fun day.

Workshop Monitors

Responsible for monitoring assigned symposium workshops. Making sure workshops begins and ends on time, communicating with workshop speakers and making sure they have all the necessary supplies and equipment needed. Distributing and collecting workshop evaluations at the end of each session.

Registration Assistants

Greet symposium participants and assist them when they arrive to the symposium with, checking in and completing all the necessary registration materials for the event. Distribute symposium packets (materials) to participants. These volunteers will work closely with the BMDS Registration Committee.

Evaluation Coordinators

Coordinate evaluation packets for workshop monitors and collect completed evaluations in a central location at the end of each session. Each evaluator will be assigned to a specific set of workshops to be sure that all evaluations from the symposium are completed and collected.

Lunch Monitors

All volunteers who are scheduled to volunteer during lunch will assist with lunch set up and distributing lunch to workshop participants. Monitor the lunch area and make sure that participants have received lunch. Monitor will also assist with clean up after luncheon.

BMDS Receptions (Friday, May 12, 2017)

Volunteers will assist with set up of reception area, greeting and registering guests during the event. Also volunteers will assist with clean-up at the end of event. Volunteers for the reception will work closely with the BMDS Chair of the BMDS Receptions and each volunteer for this event will receive one (1) reception ticket. (Funds are used for scholarships for youth to attend the conference).

All selected volunteers will receive one (1) complimentary registration and conference registration materials. All guests of volunteers must register and pay for conference in advance.

Note: Volunteers work in all capacities on that day.

Some volunteer opportunities include:

  • Workshop Monitors
  • Lunch Monitors
  • Registration Assistants
  • Evaluation Coordinators
  • BMDS Reception (Friday, May 12, 2017 – 6:00-9:00 p.m.)


Forms can be downloaded or accessed and completed on line from our site at www.blackmaledevelopment.com.

You may email completed forms to Michelle Wilson or Jennifer Covington at volunteers@blackmaledevelopment.com or call BMDS hotline number (215) 572-8510.

You will receive a confirmation from the BMDS Volunteer Committee that you have been selected as a volunteer for our 2017 Symposium and given a training session date that you are required to attend.