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Partnership for a Healthier America is looking for volunteers to help ensure the continued success of the Building a Healthier Future Summit. Volunteers with a variety of skills will be needed to share their talents during various shifts over a four day period.  

Below you will find information about PHA and the Building a Healthier Future Summit.

On the next page you will find descriptions of the volunteer needs at the Summit. Please review this information and see which position(s) you would best be suited/available for.

On the third page is the application.

After receiving your application, PHA will do a thorough review of your responses and reach back out to you.

Thank you for your interest!

About PHA
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. Founded in 2010 in conjunction with – but independent from – Let’s Move!, PHA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity advocates. Supporting our effort is our honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama, alongside our honorary vice-chairmen The Honorable William H. Frist, MD, and The Honorable Cory A. Booker. Our board of directors also includes nationally recognized business leaders, advocates, health professionals and thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds. More information about PHA can be found at

About the Building a Healthier Future Summit:
The Building a Healthier Future Summit brings together leaders from public, private and non-profit organizations, all committed to solving the childhood obesity crisis in America. At prior Summits, attendees have walked away with tangible, actionable solutions to help make the healthy choice the easy choice for children and families. In 2016, we look to continue fostering conversation between industry and non-profits, academics, government officials and thought leaders from across the spectrum to create even more solutions. For more information on the Building a Healthier Future Summit, please visit

About Volunteering at the Summit:
Our 2016 Summit will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel located at 999 9th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 from May 18 – 20, however volunteer locations and dates vary. Interested individuals may sign up for as many shifts as desired, however we do ask you do so in earnest. We are counting on you to play an integral part in making the Summit a success and no-shows will cause key positions to be understaffed. Volunteers are able to attend the Summit outside of their shifts free of charge, but will need to commit to at least six (6) hours of service in order to be eligible.

Travel to and from the Summit is the responsibility of the volunteer. The nearest Metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown station serviced by the Red, Yellow and Green lines. The entrance/exit nearest to the hotel is on 9th Street. The Metro Center station is just two blocks further, on 11th Street, and is serviced by the Red, Orange, Blue and Silver lines.

By Metrobus, the hotel is serviced by the D4, 7Y, 70, and 74 buses. The closest bus stops are at NW New York Ave & NW 9th Street, and NW K Street & NW 7th Street. 

Please note, that PHA does not provide lodging for the Summit.

Volunteers will be expected to wear black pants, black closed-toe shoes, a Partnership For a Healthier America Volunteer t-shirt, which will be provided on-site, as well as a nametag. If your shift falls over a mealtime, PHA will do its best to provide rotating breaks. Volunteers may be asked to lift and carry packages of up to 25lbs. Lastly, should interested individuals be able to obtain classroom credit in exchange for volunteer hours, PHA will do what it can to help complete necessary paperwork.