2024 Williams Syndrome Association National Convention

When: Tuesday, July 9 - Saturday, July 13, 2024

Where: Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Volunteers are key to making our biennial conventions a huge success! Over 150 volunteers each day ensure that our programs run safely and smoothly. We're looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Childcare - Infant, Toddler Programs: Be a play partner for children with Williams syndrome* and their siblings while their parents attend important medical and educational sessions on Williams syndrome.

  • School-Age Program: Be a “camp counselor” at our on-site day camp program for children ages 6 – 12 with WS and their siblings. Multiple-day availability is a plus!

  • Teen and Adult Companions: (in hotel and community): Go “out and about” in the Phoenix area with groups of our teens (most of whom have WS) and adults with WS as they enjoy local attractions and in-house programming. Teen and/or adult program volunteers must take responsibility for the well-being of three or more individuals with WS who need mild to moderate assistance. Typical assistance can include: money management, restroom guidance, managing an assigned group at all times, helping them make good choices, and serving as a good role model. Full-day availability required.

  • General: Program registration tables, evening activities, and more.

Volunteers are needed Wednesday, July 10 – Saturday, July 13

  • Infants and Toddlers (onsite): 7:45 am – 12:45 pm and 12:30 pm – 4:45 pm
  • School-aged camp (onsite): full day – 7:45 am – 4:45 pm
  • Teens (combination of on and offsite):  full day – 7:45 am – 4:45 pm
  • Adults with Williams syndrome (combination of on and offsite): full day – 7:45 am – 4:45 pm


  • Volunteers must be 16 or older to work in the infant and toddler programs.
  • Volunteers must be 16 or older to work in the school-age program.
  • Volunteers must be 18 or older to work in teen and/or adult programs.
  • Age exceptions may be made for mature siblings of individuals with WS. Please contact the WSA.
  • Lunch will be provided for all volunteers working a shift of six or more hours in a day.
  • Entry fees for off-site program excursions during your shift will be covered by the WSA.
  • Volunteers working in any program will be required to wear volunteer t-shirts provided by the WSA.

For more information, contact Kristin Boxall at kboxall@williams-syndrome.org  or Jennifer Chaplin at convention@williams-syndrome.org.