Volunteer pages, marshals needed at 2008 assembly

April 11, 2007

By United Methodist News Service

Volunteers are being sought to serve as marshals or pages at The United Methodist Church's 2008 General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

About 150 volunteers are needed to serve delegates, officials and visitors to the denomination's top legislative body, conference planners say. The General Conference depends on volunteers – especially marshals and pages – for everything from assisting disabled delegates to distributing documents.

Marshals and pages travel to and work at the conference at their own expense.

Volunteers may apply online at the General Conference Web site by going to http://gc2008.umc.org and clicking the Online Marshals/Pages Application button.

Applications must be submitted by July 31, and applicants will be notified of their status by Sept. 30.

The General Conference, which gathers every four years, will meet April 23-May 2, 2008.