Event volunteers can really help in the smooth operation of any event – if you get the right ones. Zoe, our regular conference volunteer coordinator, found the best volunteers she’s ever had the privilege to work with at the recent WFOT 2018 Congress in Cape Town.
When the World Federation of Occupational Therapy’s 2018 Congress committee put a call out for event volunteers to Occupational Therapy students, they received an amazing response.
Seventy-eight occupational therapy students from across South Africa submitted an application. A total of sixty-five were selected to help out across the five-day event.
“Many of these students don’t have ready access to funds but did whatever they could to be there and participate in the Congress,” says Zoe. “They were the most committed, enthusiastic volunteers I’ve ever met. Helpful from the moment they arrived at 7am right through to the end of the day at 7pm.”