volunteer button whiteJoin the Legion of Volunteers!  Regional Gatherings are an all-volunteer effort. Join the party by volunteering. New to Mensa? New to MWM? Want a great way to spend time with friends old and new? Sign up to volunteer today!

The program has been finalized and is now available here – use it to plan when you would like to volunteer!

This is a call out to all volunteers in all areas, but especially for Speaker Shepherds.  If there’s a program you already know you’ll be attending, please consider volunteering to be the Speaker Shepherd.

FAQs (there are only two)

What does a Speaker Shepherd do?

The Speaker Shepherd plays a vital role to ensure our guests feel welcome, know where to go and, overall, feel totally appreciated.

  • Before their arrival, know which room and where it is
  • Make sure the door is closed just before the presentation begins
  • Begin the program on time starting with introducing the speaker  (the words will be provided, don’t worry.)
  • Provide a visual signal (point to your watch) to the speaker when there are 10 minutes left
  • Stand and thank the speaker, and lead the audience with a round of applause

What do I get out of it?

  • In addition to that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with helping out, you get one-on-one time with the speaker!  
  • Volunteer raffle tickets for some great prizes

ALL volunteers get entered into the exclusive Volunteer Raffle. The more you help, the more chances to win.  And, as an extra incentive, peak times and extra efforts, such as schlepping and set-up, deserve extra tickets.  The Volunteer Raffle will be held Sunday afternoon and you do not need to be present to win.

4 tickets

  • Loading and unloading, pre- and post- RG

3 tickets

  • Set-up and break-down of Hospitality
  • Meal Preparations
  • Chocolate Orgy

2 tickets

  • Set-up and break-down of Games
  • Standard Hospitality
  • Registration
  • Security

1 ticket

  • Speaker Shepherd

To volunteer as a Speaker Shepherd, use the form below and be sure to list the program title.  If you’re interested in helping in other areas, such as Hospitality, Registration, Security, and Games, just let us know when you’d be available to help.  If you can think of a 3rd FAQ, go ahead and reply; we’d enjoy hearing from you.

Open slots (may change frequently):


RG Set up 10:00-4:00 Come one, come all
4:00 – 6:00 pm
10:00 – 12:00 midnight
6:00 – 8:00
8:00 – 10:00
5:00 pm Made in Virginia
5:00 pm Telling Stories
6:45 pm Counterfeit Cash
7:30 pm We Need Another Hero
Security All shifts

2:00 – 4:00 am
10:00 – 12:00 noon
12:00 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 4:00 pm
4:00 – 6:00 pm
8:00 – 10:00 pm
10:00 – 12:00 midnight
2:00 – 4:00 pm
4:00 – 6:00 pm
8:45 am Conquering an Abused Child’s Fear
2:45 pm Diplomatic Service
4:00 pm The Golden Age of Broadcasting
7:30 pm Keynote – The Law and the Universe
Security All shifts

12:01-2:00 am
2:00 – 4:00 am
6:00 – 8:00 am
10:00-12:00 pm
2:00 pm on Hospitality take down
8:00-10:00 am
10:00-12:00 noon
9:00 am Beekeeping in Urban Environments
10:15 am Got Wildlife?
11:30 am Splits, Cracks, Holes, Fading…
1:15 pm Drawing Comics Digitally
2:30 pm In Derby We Trust
Security All Shifts


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