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Volunteer For The Philadelphia National College Fair

Philadelphia National Fair

Sunday, October 30, 2016


PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Volunteers sign up here:

Students in Philadelphia and the region need the support of caring adults as they plan for college. Here are the ways you can use your expertise and volunteer to help the Philadelphia National College Fair. Check out the opportunities below for Admission Professionals, School Counselors, New Committee Members, Greeters or anyone interested in sharing their time as a volunteer to help to make the event successful.


Volunteer as a “Greeter”

“Greeters” will be used to help students and their families navigate the fair. Volunteer Greeters will be positioned on the Exhibit Hall Floor in and around the rows of colleges to help students get registered, understand the event, and find their way around the facility to connect with College Exhibitors, the Counseling Center, the Resource Center on the main floor and the workshops one floor below the exhibit hall. Volunteer Shifts are at least 1 ½ hours.


Help Students Complete FAFSA Forms

New for 2016- A FAFSA Completion Workshop has been added. Since the USDE Federal Student Aid has changed the timeline for completing the FAFSA to availability opening on October 1st, the Philadelphia Fair will now provide an opportunity for students and their families to get assistance with completing the form. Volunteers with FAFSA completion experience are needed to help students and their families secure their FSA IDs and complete FAFSA forms. Volunteers may be required to have at least 2 years of FAFSA completion experience and may be asked to provide professional references.


School Counselors and Advisors: We Need You! Volunteer in the Counseling Center at the National Fair.

Every year counselors volunteer in the Counseling Center at the Philadelphia National College Fair and help to guide and answer questions of attendees. Volunteer counselors also help attendees to best utilize the National Fair as a part of their college preparation strategy. Again this year, The Counseling Center, a special section located on the main exhibition college fair floor, will be available for students and their families to stop by and talk with a volunteer counselor.

Volunteer Counselors will work at least a 1 ½ hour shift and help attendees to map out their day at the fair, answer college planning and preparation questions, direct attendees to participating colleges and universities in the exhibit hall, and recommend workshops that will run throughout the day.

College Admission Professionals: Tell Your Prospective Students To Meet You at the Fair!

Announce Your Participation in the Fair and Help Us Promote the Event

Prospective students are always looking for ways and strategies to connect and obtain more information on colleges and universities. They will be interested, and likely excited, to learn that a representative from an institution of their interest will be in their home town area.

If you are planning to participate in the Philadelphia National Fair, please consider announcing your participation to your prospective student inquiry list and social media outlets. You can promote the fact that a representative from your institution will be available to meet and answer students’ questions. You can also share that in addition to meeting with your institution, students will have access to assistance from advisors and experts and will be able to attend workshops on topics including financial aid, scholarships, and standardized testing strategies for SAT/ACT, college application and admission preparation and more. Announcing your participation helps you to connect to interested students and also helps us promote the fair in general. For more information on the fair, visit the website listed below or contact

To Sign Up to Volunteer:

For More Information

For more National Fair information visit:

For more information, please contact

Candace Powell Kinard, Chairperson

Local Arrangement Committee

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