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Volunteer with canfitpro

| World Fitness Expo 2018

August 8th - 12th, 2018
canfitpro World Fitness Expo
Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Before proceeding, please ensure that you have a reliable computer with a reliable internet connection. Your application must be complete in order to be considered. Applications that are submitted with blank answers, or those who do not have enough shifts selected, will be deleted because they are incomplete.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with canfitpro. We are looking forward to another great event in 2018. Please ensure that you have read all of the following information carefully as the application process for volunteering has been updated.

Please note: that if shifts do not appear after the information below, then all of the shifts for that role have been filled. Please keep checking this website for cancellations. We will not be maintaining a wait list so the availability is first come, first serve via this online process.

For more information regarding the canfitpro world fitness expo please check out: http://worldfitnessexpo.com/

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
* Friendly, enthusiastic and able to take initiative
* Able to fulfill entire volunteer shifts assigned
* Strong team player who can also work with minimal supervision
* Be a minimum of 18 years of age
* Be available to volunteer for 3 shifts
* Read and understand your job description, volunteer manual and all email communication

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS
As a canfitpro volunteer you are entitled to the following benefits:
* FREE (1) one year Professional Membership to canfitpro ($98 value; not to exceed 12 months; includes all canfitpro Professional Membership benefits with the exception of printed copies of the canfitpro Magazine. You will receive electronic versions for the duration of the complimentary Membership in your Interactive Account)
* FREE volunteer t-shirt
* FREE admittance to Event sessions on a stand-by basis when NOT on shift
* Earn canfitpro Continuing Education Credits (CECs), while you are not on shift
* Experience the Event from behind the scenes
* Networking opportunities to work and learn with other fitness enthusiasts, just like you!
* Reference letter for future job hunting (given upon request)

AODA
We have started to implement Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Training into our Volunteer training. The purpose of the AODA is to develop, implement and enforce standards for accessibility related to goods, services, facilities, employment, accommodation and buildings. The target date for reaching this goal is no later than January 1, 2025. Before proceeding to the online application, please click on the following link to access the training: http://accessforward.ca/customerService/ You will need approximately 20 minutes complete the Ontarians with Disability Act training. There is a short quiz on this material as part of the application process. Please ensure that you give yourself enough time for successful completion of the application process. You are required to complete all parts of the application process in order to move onto the application approval process.

VOLUNTEER SHIFTS SELECTION
* You may sign up for either one shift on Wednesday or one shift on Thursday, but you cannot have shifts on both days. If you sign up for shifts on both days, your application will not be approved.
* Please pay attention to the shifts you are signing up for and ensure that you have checked your local bus/train and traffic schedules to confirm that you are able to arrive on time for the shifts that you are signing up for.
* Please do not sign up for shifts that you cannot fulfill. I cannot change the shift times. If you cannot work the full time frame of a shift, please pick another job/shift (i.e.: if you cannot be onsite at 5:00 a.m., do not sign up for that shift).
* Only shifts with availability will be visible in this system. Shifts that are full will not be visible.
* If you need to cancel your shifts, please do so ASAP to open availability for other Volunteers.
* You must complete 3 full shifts in order to qualify for Volunteer benefits which are listed above. If you are unable to find 3 shifts, we can assign you additional shifts.
* You must be flexible while you volunteer and may be required to complete a shift in a role other than the one you have applied for.
* If the job or shift that you want is not below, that means that it is not available. I will not be maintaining a wait list this year. Please keep monitoring this site for cancellations.
* Please note that the jobs and shifts you are signing up for are subject to change. If changes are necessary, you will be notified immediately via email.

CECS and canfitpro MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
If you are a current certified member of canfitpro, your Membership must be renewed in conjunction with your re-certification due date. If this date is going to arrive BEFORE the conference occurs, all requirements must be met by your due date. If not, the extension fee will apply ($20 within one month).

Renewal requirements
* renew your Professional canfitpro Membership ($78 plus tax)
* earn 4 Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
* send us a minimum CPR A certificate issued within the last year

Any Member expiring BEFORE the canfitpro world fitness expo must pay to renew their Membership. The complimentary Membership will be added afterwards, and your Membership will be validated for an additional year. Please contact our Customer Relations Team if you would like to confirm the information we have on file for you: 1-800-667-5622 or info@canfitpro.com.

ATTENDANCE IN SESSIONS
A major benefit of volunteering for a canfitpro event is the free access to educational sessions. These sessions are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY. You cannot pre-register for sessions. As a Volunteer you will be on Stand-By for all sessions you would like to attend while not on shift. Please ensure that when you attend a session, that the Delegate barcode on your name badge is scanned so that you will be awarded CECs for your attendance to that session. You cannot attend sessions nor are you eligible for CECs while you are on shift. Volunteers can register for any Intensives at the lowest Member Delegate rate, under the assumption that you fulfill your Volunteer commitment.

Please keep your confirmation email. Once you are approved for your shift, the information in your VolunteerLocal confirmation email give you a link that allows YOU to change or cancel your shifts.

IMPORTANT: This application is not approved until you receive direct communication from the Volunteer Coordinator that your application has been approved. All applications are subject to an approval process. Approval is based on your qualifications, quiz results, interest and past performance as a Volunteer at our Events. Please ensure that you take the time to fill out the application completely. Please allow (2) two weeks for a response to your application.
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Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)
If you are a current member of canfitpro your membership must be renewed in conjunction with your re-certification due date. If this date arrives BEFORE the conference, all requirements must be met by your due date. What is your membership number?
Please specify: *
First Name *
Last Name *
Street Address *
City *
Province *
Postal Code *
Phone Number *
Emergency Contact Name *
Emergency Contact Phone number *
T Shirt Size *
Please specify any condition that may affect your ability to volunteer
Why do you want to volunteer at the canfitpro world fitness expo? *
What is canfitpro's vision and mission statement? *
Have you volunteered at our events in the past? *
Do you currently work in the fitness, wellness or health industry? What do you do? *
What are your personal strengths? How do you envision your personal strengths benefiting you in your role as a volunteer at the canfitpro world fitness expo? *
What have you enjoyed most from volunteering in the past (this event or a different event)? *
What have you enjoyed the least? *
When can volunteers attend sessions to be eligible to receive CECs? *
How many shifts do you need to complete to be eligible for volunteer benefits? *
If you have signed up for less than 3 shifts, you understand that you are not eligible to receive CEC's as part of the Volunteer Benefits *
I have completed the module on training for an accessible Ontario at http://accessforward.ca/front/customerService/ *
What is the purpose of the AODA?
When you are assisting a person with a disability, what question should you ask? *
List two invisible disabilities. *
People who are legally blind cannot see. *
List two assistive devices. *

Disclaimer

VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT WAIVER

In consideration of the opportunity to act as a volunteer on behalf of Canadian Fitness Professionals Inc. ("canfitpro") at the canfitpro conference (the "Conference"), I hereby covenant and agree as follows:

1. I agree to perform my assigned duties and to fulfill my assigned shift to the best of my ability, with no expectation of remuneration.

2. I represent to canfitpro that I am in physical health suitable to my volunteer position.

3. I agree to comply with all canfitpro policies regarding personal conduct while performing my volunteer duties.

4. I agree not to go beyond the scope of the volunteer duties assigned to me without prior authorization from canfitpro.

5. I will notify canfitpro immediately in the event that any injury or damage occurs while I am performing my volunteer duties.

6. I will inform canfitpro promptly in the event I am unable to attend a scheduled volunteer shift.

7. I will respect the confidentiality of all information about canfitpro's members, delegates, associates and other volunteers and ensure that any such information is only used in the context of performing my volunteer duties and not disclosed to any other person.

8. This Agreement does not in any way constitute or create an employer/employee relationship between me and canfitpro. canfitpro is not responsible for, nor shall I be entitled to receive, any compensation or benefits as a result of this Agreement.

9. I acknowledge that:
(a) I am 18 years of age or older
(b) fitness activities and exercise and the participation in the Conference exposes participants to many risks and hazards, some of which are inherent in the very nature of the training required, the Conference and fitness activities and exercise itself; others which result from human error and negligence on the part of the persons involved in preparing, organizing and staging fitness activities and exercise;
(c) as a result of the aforesaid risks and hazards, I as a volunteer or participant may suffer serious personal injury (even death) and/or property loss;
(d) some of the aforesaid risks and hazards are foreseeable, but others are not;
I nevertheless freely and voluntarily assume all the aforesaid risks and hazards, and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss, resulting therefrom and that, accordingly, my preparation for and participation in my volunteer duties and the aforesaid fitness activities and exercise and Conference shall be entirely at my own risk. I understand that canfitpro does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for my safety during the course of my preparation for or participation in the aforesaid volunteer activities, fitness activities, exercise or Conference.

10. I waive any and all claims that I have or may in future have against canfitpro and its directors, officer, employees and representatives (the "Organizers"). I RELEASE THE ORGANIZERS from any and all liability for any and all personal injuries, loss, damage, expense or injury including death that I may suffer or that my next of kin may suffer resulting from or arising out of my preparation for and/or participation in my volunteer activities and the Conference DUE TO ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY OR OTHER DUTY OF CARE ON THE PART OF THE ORGANIZERS, AND ALSO INCLUDING THE FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE ORGANIZERS TO SAFEGUARD OR PROTECT ME FROM THE RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS OF FITNESS ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISE REFERRED TO ABOVE.

11. I agree that canfitpro may videotape, audiotape or photograph me, and canfitpro retains the rights to use these items, and may employ any or all of these for all commercial or non-commercial purposes without payment to me of any kind and without further notice to me or permission from me.

12. I acknowledge and agree that canfitpro has the right to terminate this Agreement without notice in the event that I fail to comply with or breach the terms of this Agreement or for any or no reason at all.

13. This Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, assigns and representatives in the event of my death or incapacity.

14. I agree to fulfil my assigned shift to the best of my ability. As a part of my volunteer reward, I will receive complimentary access to sessions according to my shift schedule and session space availability.

I understand the purpose of point #14 stated above, and that canfitpro will contact me for payment, if I do not fulfill my assigned volunteer duties and shifts and attend conference sessions. I understand I am not eligible for CECs or the canfitpro membership if I do not fulfill my Volunteer role.


OTHER

I understand that I must complete 3 full shifts in order to quality for ALL Volunteer benefits.

I understand that if I sign up for shift on Wednesday AND Thursday, all shifts will be deleted from the database and I will not be eligible to volunteer.

I have checked my local transportation schedule to ensure that I can be on time for the shifts that I have signed up for.

I understand that I must be flexible while volunteer and may be required to complete a shift in a role that I have not applied for.

I understand that I am required to sign in and out for each shift I am scheduled with my shift Team Leader or identified staff member. Signing in and out with my shift Team Leader/Staff Member is MY responsibility. If the shift sign-in sheet comes back to the office blank, I WILL NOT be eligible for my volunteer benefits. If I do not sign in and out correctly, I will be marked as a NO SHOW, and I will not eligible for CECs or a canfitpro membership.
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