Step 1 - Leave early, just in case
Feeling relieved, but not entirely sure where to go from there, I ask a few people who seemed nearly as confused as I was. Eventually, I found the check-in area. At this point, I was still 20 minutes early, so they are not checking in volunteers yet. I soon realized that while there are ideals of how everything should work, the reality is that everyone is new, and this system is largely untested, and as a result, there are bound to be hiccups along the way. This all gives a new meaning to novel experiences, everyone is new! Fortunately, the work is not too hard and within a couple of days, we will all appear to be seasoned pros.