Event Participation


Get involved in this year's event!

It takes hundreds of crew members (activity providers) and volunteers to make the Career ChoICE Youth Expo the amazing opportunity that it is for our regional students. There are numerous ways to participate and support the Career Expo. Whether you are an employer, employee, or retiree we hope you will consider joining us!


Description of Responsibilities

Crew Chiefs

Organize an activity.  

Crew Chiefs are responsible for:

  1. Getting things organized with their organization and/or partnering organizations to ensure the success of their activity. Includes:

- Recruiting & scheduling crew members to man/run the activity during the event

- Securing equipment & supplies for the activity (you can request assistance from the planning committee)

Submitting the Activity Sheet for your activity. (You can preview the Activity sheet before submitting it HERE.) *The 2018 Activity Form will be posted soon; in the interim, if you should have any questions please contact Jessie Vernon at jessie.vernon@ialr.org.

  1. Attending up to two planning/logistic meetings leading up the event.
  2. Ensuring your activity is set up and ready to go during the scheduled "set-up" time.
  3. Attending the two-day event and helping to ensure your activity runs smoothly. (You may wish to recruit a "co-chief" if your schedule doesn't permit you to participate in both days of the event.)
Crew Members

Work/provide the hands on activities for the student attendees.

Crew members actively engage students in hands-on activities and conversation, sharing their passion for and details about their profession.

*Crew members are usually (but not always) recruited by a "Crew Chief"


Volunteers help us ensure that the entire event runs smoothly!

Volunteers can help with setup or take-down; greet students as they arrive; help student groups navigate & transition from one Zone to another; help coordinate buses; get crew members, fellow volunteers, and visitors checked in; coordinate student lunches; etc.

Registration to volunteer for the 2018 Career Expo will open in the Spring!

Financially or through in kind (materials/supplies) donation support the Expo.
School Attendees

Public school participation for the counties of Halifax, Henry, Patrick, & Pittsylvania and the cities of Danville & Martinsville is coordinated through each school system's representative on the Expo Planning Committee.

If you are an administrator or educator at a private school or in a county outside of those listed above, or homeschooled, and are interested in attending the event please contact Jessie Vernon at the email listed below.

**Please note: this event is HIGHLY scheduled, schools CANNOT attend without making arrangements with the Expo planning team.

If you are interested in participating in this year's Expo or have questions about how you can get involved please contact Jessie Vernon (jessie.vernon@ialr.org).