"COME, FOLLOW ME," JESUS SAID, "AND I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN."
WELCOME TO SMC 2022
SMC VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK
StuMo exists to build spiritual leaders for Christ from the college campuses of the world. Our passion is to build up student laborers into future leaders. Our desire is to equip them to live for Christ wherever they may go.
SMC is one way we engage with students to live out this purpose!
Student Mobilization (StuMo) is a non-profit, college campus organization that exists to build spiritual leaders for Christ from the college campuses of the world. Our passion is to build up student laborers into future leaders. The students of today will be tomorrow’s business men and women, church leaders, missionaries, educators, community leaders and parents. Our desire is to equip them to live for Christ wherever they may go.
StuMo Conference (SMC) is one way we engage with students to live out this purpose!
MEET THE SMC TEAM
MEET THE CONFERENCE COORDINATORS
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SUNDAY, JAN 2
3:00PM - 3:40PM
Volunteer Orientation (Greet the volunteers you recruited.)
3:40PM - 4:00PM
All staff and volunteers prepare for arrival
4:00PM - 6:30PM
Student Registration at hotels
5:00PM - 7:30PM
SMC Kickoff (Dinner provided at Dr Pepper Ballpark)
8:00PM - 9:15PM
Main Session 1 - Brent Reinke
9:35PM - 10:15PM
10:15PM - 12:00AM
Night Life (DP Ballpark)
MONDAY, JAN 3
DGL/LIT/KLP/Summer Team Meetings
9:00AM - 10:00AM
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Main Session 2 - Kennon Vaughan
12:00PM - 2:00PM
Lunch on your own
2:15PM - 3:05PM
3:20PM - 4:10PM
Breakout 2 - Men's Time / Women's Time
4:25PM - 5:15PM
Campus Time 2
5:15PM - 8:00PM
Dinner on your own (encourage to go with campus)
8:30PM - 10:00PM
Main Session 3 - Kennon Vaughan
10:00PM - 12:00AM
Night Life - The Party (Arena) + add'l options
TUESDAY, JAN 4
9:00AM - 10:00AM
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Main Session 4 - Todd Ahrend
12:00PM - 1:45PM
Kaleo Interest Lunch
(Project breakouts, free lunch at DP Ballpark)
2:00PM - 2:50PM
3:05PM - 3:55PM
4:15PM - 6:30PM
Kickball Tournament (DP Ballpark)
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Dinner on your own
9:00PM - 10:30PM
Main Session 5 - Todd Ahrend
10:30PM - 12:00AM
Night Life - Basketball Tournament (FieldhouseUSA) + add'l options
WEDNESDAY, JAN 5
9:15AM - 10:15AM
Campus Time 3
10:45AM - 12:15PM
Main Session 6 - David Platt
Check out and load up
ON SITE INFORMATION
January 2nd at 2:45pm: Volunteer Orientation — This will be in Frisco 3 at the Embassy Suites conference center. This meeting is primarily for the volunteers scheduled to help with check-in, holding SMC signs, and the kickoff dinner, but all are welcome to come! (see Embassy Suites map)
Jan 3rd - 5th: The Citation Room is on the second floor of the Embassy Suites Convention Center. You will need to arrive fifteen minutes before your shift begins, unless you already know where you are going and what you will be doing!
Access to the Conference
Wristbands will be provided at volunteer orientation or whenever you come to the volunteer room for your first shift of the conference. Wristbands need to be worn at all times throughout the conference.
Dress code for check-in on 2nd
Blue SMC long-sleeve t-shirt will be handed out on the 1st
Comfortable shoes (lots of walking may be involved!)
Coat/gloves (may be outside)
There is a Volunteer Room (Citation Room) where you can leave your belongings, but it won’t be locked, so please avoid bringing valuables.
Emergencies and crises on-site are extremely rare, but here’s what to know to be prepared.
Emergencies may include:
Theft or vandalism
Exhibit crisis (fire, bomb threats, active shooter, etc.)
Local issues with property management or neighboring retailers
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator immediately and communicate the issue if the problem is not life-threatening.
If it’s an emergency, please contact the EMT or Police on-site. Contact information will be provided to you by the Volunteer Coordinator when you check in that day.
Remain calm, use common sense and follow all instructions from emergency response teams.
Get the facts. Be prepared to provide detailed information for StuMo to draft a statement if needed.
Regardless of circumstances, in every crisis or emergency situation it’s important that all SMC volunteers and staff demonstrate a sense of compassion and a commitment to safety.
Additionally, volunteers and staff should demonstrate empathy for the situation and communicate that action is being taken to contain or resolve the issue.
HEALTH + SAFETY
We will be following recommendations from city and state agencies for our Covid-19 protocols. Currently, masks not required, and there is no vaccine requirement in Collin County or the state of Texas. However, masks are welcome if individuals choose to wear one.
For anyone who has Covid-19, Covid-19 symptoms, or know you've been exposed to Covid-19 recently before the conference, we ask that you please do not attend SMC 2022.
Getting over 2,000 students checked into different hotels in two hours takes a lot of help, but we’re confident it can run really smoothly! Volunteers will be assigned to either of these two areas:
Hotel Check-in Crew – paired with StuMo staff to check students in at one of the hotels.
Holding welcome signs to welcome the students and point them in the direction that they may need to go!
The SMC schedule is packed with lots of different events, sessions and activities! With so many moving parts, volunteers are a huge help to pulling these all off with excellence! Volunteers will serve in various roles around the conference, such as helping students navigate the new location, crowd control, getting in and out of the arena, working in the SMC Store, etc.
Night Life Team
Volunteers on the night life team will serve by helping with the kick-off dinner, working the water stations at the basketball and volleyball tournaments, overseeing ice skating/bowling, etc.
Where do I go on the 2nd?
If you’re volunteering on the 2nd for check-in you’ll arrive by 2:45pm. You’ll park in the Comerica Center parking lot/garage or there is a free option across the street at Haverty's. Refer to the map for Haverty's parking. You’ll walk over to the Embassy Suites Convention Center and go to Citation Room (see Embassy Suites map) for the Volunteer Orientation.
Where do I go if I'm volunteering the 3rd-5th?
Head to the Volunteer Room (Citation Room) on the second floor of the Embassy Suites Convention Center fifteen minutes before your volunteer shift to receive further instructions. If you already know exactly where you will be going and what you will be doing, then feel free to go straight to the location you are serving at!
Where do I park?
If you are staying in a hotel nearby, please walk to the convention center. If you are driving in, you can park in Comerica Center parking lot/garage or there is a free option across the street at Haverty's. You may park in the back and side of the building. Please leave the front of the store available for their customers. Refer to the map for Haverty's parking.
What meals (if any) are provided for staff/volunteers?
Dinner on the 2nd - Kickoff dinner (pizza) at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark
Lunch on the 4th - Kaleo Interest Lunch (Chick-fil-A) at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark
Can I attend the main sessions?
Yes! We have seats reserved for volunteers in the Suites! See map.
Where are some places to stay in Frisco?
Hilton Garden Inn
Drury Hotel & Suites
Where are some places to eat in Frisco?
Check the app for a list of potential options as well as meal discounts.
Who should I contact when I don’t know what to do?
Sarah Ferguson is the Volunteer Coordinator. Feel free to contact her at 405-443-6670 or email@example.com
On behalf of the SMC Team and all StuMo staff, we truly appreciate your time and eagerness to help make SMC 2022 a success! We are looking forward to working with each of you in making this a great conference.
Before and during the conference, would you join us in praying for the students who will be coming to SMC? We know only God can change hearts and lives, and we’re excited to see how He uses SMC 2022 to make an impact for His Kingdom!
For additional SMC information, please refer to smcdallas.com or the SMC app.