Ehlers-Danlos Society Global Learning Conference



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per month


One-time only


Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
United States


The Global Learning Conference is a gathering of doctors, professionals, patients and caregivers from around the world to learn about the most recent research and treatment options for the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders. We are looking for volunteers to assist with various shifts throughout the conference, including working with our kids and teens program (The Junior Zebra program consists of kids and teens ages 5-16. Their programming includes having doctors come speak with them, creating and filming an awareness video, writing and recording an original song, completing a scavenger hunt and participating in various fun games and bonding activities), assisting with managing our awareness store, and also helping attendees and staff should unplanned need arise. We have various shifts available for volunteers throughout the conference, to fit all schedules and availability.

Responsibilities include:

Junior Zebra Helpers

·        Implement Junior Zebras schedule by leading activities (schedule and activities will be provided)

·        Maintain Junior Zebras schedule by helping speakers start and finish on time

·        Set up materials for activities and speakers

·        Assist speakers as needed

·        Assist any Junior Zebra that may need physical or emotional support

·        Assist/encourage Junior Zebras to participate with the requests of the speakers

·        Keep track of Junior Zebras when in session

·        Effectively manage behavior

·        Notify parent if issues arise

Store Worker

·        Manage stock and/or patrons

·        Be able to clearly communicate with customers and staff

·        Have the ability to organize and manage large quantities of product

·        Be able to help patrons in a timely manner

·        May need to move or lift boxes/product

·        Assist with setup/breakdown of store if needed


  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Ritchie.