AmeriCorps Swearing-In Information

10/26/2020

2020 AmeriCorps Swearing-In Virtual Conference 
We can't believe it's here! Tomorrow, we kick off our 2020 AmeriCorps Swearing-In Virtual Conference! By now, we hope you have received your COVID Care Package from those of us at Volunteer West Virginia, our State Commission for National and Community Service! Each of you are exceptionally special for choosing to serve your community through this pandemic – we cannot thank you enough! 

As you get ready for tomorrow, here are a few tips: 
  • Plan to be in a calm, quiet area where you can focus on the session content, 
  • Have fun and show off your AmeriCorps gear! Our presenters and your peers love to see you rocking your AmeriCorps "A" 😊 Make sure that you have downloaded the appropriate Zoom program for your device. Test out our conference Zoom link to make sure it works for you (you should see a message stating "Waiting for the host to start this meeting"): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9483755767 
  • If you are using your phone for audio, that information will be listed at the bottom of this message and in the emails you receive on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.

About the Swearing-In Conference
Just a reminder: there will be 9 virtual conference sessions. Click here for the schedule and session descriptions! 

The virtual conference will run from Tuesday Oct. 27 through Thursday Oct. 29, with daily sessions at 9am, 12noon, and 3pm. Remember, you need to attend three sessions (including the Keynote session at 3pm on Thursday) – but feel free to attend as many as you would like! We welcome you to any and all of our workshops, whether you pre-registered on the Swearing-In Registration SurveyMonkey or not. 

All of the workshops will be held on Zoom video conferencing platform. Zoom is a very flexible service that is available on all platforms, including mobile devices and tablets. Here are some video tutorials that cover the basics. If you have never used Zoom before, please download the desktop or mobile application through your app store to your device prior to Tuesday. To access the trainings, you only need to click on this link from your computer or mobile device. 

Conference Zoom Link
This link will be used for ALL sessions: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9483755767 Once logged in to meeting you can choose to use your computer audio or call in by phone for audio (if using the phone audio with computer, it will give you a number to call and a participant ID to enter so your visual and audio are connected). 

Phone Access
  • FOR PHONE ONLY ACCESS (Audio only, no visual) call in numbers are listed below (not recommended for this event -to use phone with computer please follow the steps listed above). 
  • Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 948 375 5767 

Questions?
If at any time you have questions or need tech assistance, send me an email at christina.l.cowley@wv.gov or call me at 304-400-5696. I am here to make sure you can connect with us!

Contact Information

Christina Cochran, christina.l.cowley@wv.gov

Volunteer West Virginia

600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304.558.0111 | Toll Free: 800.WVHELPS | Fax: 304.558.0101

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