The MAFA Conference is an all-volunteer effort, with many opportunities to get involved both before and at the conference. 

Before the Conference

Volunteers are already working – Many hours of behind-the-scenes work take place in the two years and months leading up to the MAFA Conference. Our heartfelt thanks to the MAFA Conference Committee–a group of volunteers spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic region who are already giving their time and energy to make our 2023 Conference a success. 

We are seeking the following volunteers for the Conference Committee:

Advertising/Donations Coordinator
Help us contact organizations to place ads, seek donations for door prizes, and manage the advertisers and donors. Must use spreadsheets, and not be bashful about asking for things.

Instructor Liaisons
We need 4 to 5 volunteers to help coordinate with our instructors. Liaisons will act as a point of contact to ensure instructors are getting updates, that we get all needed info and materials from them, and to coordinate with class “angels” before the conference.

Goody Bag Coordinator
Is your guild near Millersville? Are you willing to answer email questions, receive goodies, have a sorting party with guild mates, and deliver goodies to Millersville before registration opens? Then we need you.

Do you know MailChimp or WordPress?  Join us on the Communications Committee.

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

At the Conference

We will put out a call for volunteers with details about the tasks and slots available when after registration opens in February 2023.  Volunteers will include: building coordinators and docents, exhibit monitors, vendor hall helpers, and much more.  We will NOT ask volunteers to help with unloading looms this conference!

Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Margi Wright at

Thanks in advance to everyone for your help!