Before the Conference

Volunteers are already working – Many hours of behind-the-scenes work take place in the months leading up to the MAFA Workshop weekend. Our heartfelt thanks to the MAFA Conference Steering Committee–a group of volunteers spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic region who are already giving their time and energy to make our 2021 Conference a success.

Have experience soliciting sponsorships and working with donors?

The MAFA 2021 Conference committee seeks a volunteer to help us manage sponsors for the virtual conference. The conference chair and vendor coordinator will make most of the asks, but we need someone to: help us develop additional leads, occasionally ask for sponsorships, follow-up that each donor has paid or sent tuition certificates, and verify that we have all needed info from them to add logos, descriptions and links to the website, event hub, and catalog.
If you are interested in joining the conference committee as the Donations Coordinator, we will ask that you participate in monthly Zoom meetings, use MAFA’s GSuite to correspond with donors and manage documents, and communicate with the conference team on our online project management platform Basecamp.

For more information or to discuss this position or other ways to help the planning committee, please contact Conference Chair Margaret Briggs at

At the Conference

Since we are having a virtual conference our volunteer needs will be different in 2021. Some Instructors are requesting Zoom moderators to help in their classes, and we have a number of events where a volunteer moderator will be needed. We will put out a call for volunteers after registration opens in April.

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

Thanks in advance to everyone for your help!