The Hawai’i Cannabis Awareness Expo provides an opportunity for everyone to come together and raise our awareness for sensible Cannabis legislation.
But we can’t do it without your help!
We need volunteers. More specifically, we need “Cannabis Ambassadors”.
What Are Event Ambassadors?
Ambassadors of the Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Expo are Cannabis-friendly and knowledgeable in various areas of Cannabis. Ambassadors are compassionate and empathize with patients. Ambassadors understand the need to bring people together to raise our collective voices. Ambassadors understand the need for unity in support of patient needs for a steady, affordable supply of high quality medicine. Hawaii Cannabis Ambassadors operate with a high level of awareness of Cannabis laws, socio-economic impacts and health consequences of apathy and greed. Ambassadors receive All Access Passes for the day of the event.
What we need at the event.
Presence and Interaction. Ambassadors will interact with all attendees at the event to raise the comfort level of everyone in attendance. Ambassadors will assure the tone and vibe of the event are pono. Two special networking sessions will be scheduled during the day and will feature the presence of Ambassadors. Your ability to connect people together with similar needs and interests will help raise awareness -together. “Aloha, is there anyone I can introduce you to?” “Have you met…?” should be familiar greetings heard at the event.
Kindness and Communication. Ambassadors will relay valuable information (within their subject matter expertise) to attendees including insights into current law, pending legislative efforts, education and training resources, names of certifying physicians and nurses, medical dosing, strain/condition matching and other offerings and opportunities at the event.
Networking. Ambassadors know the event and the other Ambassadors. Knowing the times of classes, the instructors, onsite experts and supporters in attendance, Ambassadors are able to answer virtually any question related to the event within their area of expertise. It is your kuleana to ask questions of other Ambassdors to gain a solid understanding of the goals and opportunities leading up to and on the day of the event. For example, tradeshow exhibits, vendors, sponsors, ambassadors and other volunteers.
We need Ambassadors to network with all attendees.
Bringing people together to raise awareness is your primary role and should be shared with all attendees. Attendees will recognize Ambassadors by their Ambassador name tags. We will strongly encourage all attendees to seek out Ambassadors for answers and event support.
Your support outside the venue. Downtown Hilo is a busy place. You’ll likely get questions off-site. On event day you are an Ambassador everywhere you go. Ambassadors help the general public find the venue and understand why their “attendance” and “supporting patients” is important to everyone eg; personal freedom, affordability, safety and the need to build a compassionate Cannabis culture and economy in the Aloha State.
Why Become An Event Ambassador?
If you’re interested in meeting people and introducing them to others,
If you like to help people and share your knowledge,
If you want to learn more about Cannabis in Hawaii,
If you want to make a difference in the hearts and minds of attendees, please consider becoming an event Ambassador.
How to Become An Event Ambassador
Fill out and submit the application below.
Agree to perform on the day of the event by downloading, reading and signing the Volunteer Agreement.
Get to the event early, stay late or come early and stay late. As long as we have your time scheduled it will work.
Volunteers and Ambassadors, when you arrive, please check in with our volunteer coordinator, Bill Collins. You’ll get regular breaks and you’ll be able to enjoy the conference all day long.
Fill out the form below:
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can educators be Ambassadors?
Yes, multiple roles at the event are encouraged.
Are Ambassadors Paid?
No, being an Ambassador is voluntary. Although you’re being asked for your presence we also ask that you attend one class of your choice during the event. We will identify at the beginning of class who the Ambassadors are in the class. Other benefits of attending include; all access pass, event shirt and more.
How many Ambassadors will be at the event?
What’s the difference between a volunteer and an Ambassador?
A Volunteer will show up without applying in advance. Volunteers are restricted from attending educational classes (unless they pay for classes). Volunteers are asked to refer all questions about the event to Ambassadors. Volunteers are responsible for event setup and clean up. Volunteers do not receive an all access pass.
A Note About Sharing your Cannabis Knowledge at the Event
We encourage you to share accurate information within your subject matter expertise. However, Ambassadors may not share information beyond their scope of expertise or qualifications. In other words, if you’re not a licensed medical legal professional, your answers or advice must be prefaced with, “I’m not a Doctor or Lawyer but it is my understanding that…” in all conversations where an attendees might confuse knowledge with a license or actual credentials. It is critical that we refer attendees to folks more qualified than us to answer questions in detail. Especially since we’ll have so many to choose from at the event.
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Note: Each Ambassador receives an all access pass to the event.