benefits of volunteering
Volunteering is more than just lending a hand. It's an opportunity to give back to the community you feel most passionate about. Volunteering fosters relationships with people from around the world that share similar interests. It's the perfect opportunity to help the coffee industry flourish. And not to mention, you can earn a free 3-day Expo Volunteer badge in exchange.
What does it take to earn a volunteer badge?
Attendees who commit to work the minimum number of hours can earn a complimentary badge. Members of the association who sign-up on or before February 22nd must commit to a minimum of 12 hours. Those who sign-up on February 23rd or after must commit to a minimum of 16 hours. Volunteers who are not members of the association who sign-up on or before February 22nd must commit to a minimum of 16 hours. Those who sign-up on February 23rd or after must commit to a minimum of 20 hours.
VOLUNTEER AT expo
If you would like to volunteer at the Specialty Coffee Expo or Re:co Symposium, enter "VOL" in the 'Volunteer Code' box when you register to attend the show. Click the button below to get started!
LEAD VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
The Association is looking for people who would like to volunteer in Lead roles. These positions require a greater time commitment, but are perfect for volunteers that love leadership and would like to be involved with more of the behind the scenes organization and support of the show.
Lead Positions are available at the U.S. Coffee Championships, the Volunteer Lounge, the Coffee Skills Program & Workshops, and in Registration. If this sound interesting, click below to find out more and submit an application.
Volunteer Station Instructors
Are you an SCA Certified Instructor? If so, we need YOU!
Talented and energetic instructors are what make the SCA Education a success. Volunteer to instruct at the Specialty Coffee Expo and share your knowledge with those who need it! All instructor positions require completion of the SCA Instructor Development Program (IDP) in addition to class specific qualifications.
Becoming a Certified SCA Instructor at SCA Events
If you are already part of the Verified Instructor Pool for SCA events, you will be sent an invitation to complete the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo, Event Preference Form. To become part of the SCA Verified Instructor Pool, please complete the Instructor Application below.