Volunteer Positions Available for Students

Photo by TWS-WS Photographer Janine Payne

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Western Section’s Annual Meeting!

Volunteer opportunities include checking participants into the meeting, working the audio/visual & lights in a session, helping out with an evening event or workshop, etc…  We will work with student volunteers to set up a volunteer schedule that allows them to participate in the top events they are interested in attending during the meeting so that volunteers have an incredible conference experience.  No experience is required.

Volunteers must pay to register for the meeting and they will be reimbursed after they work their scheduled hours.  The Western Section is reimbursing up to $350 per volunteer for approximately 8 hours of volunteer work (the $194 Student registration rate plus a $156 contribution to offset lodging expenses or other costs releted to attending the meeting.)  A check will be mailed within 2 weeks after the meeting ends. We’re setting up an online bulletin board so that meeting attendees can connect about carpooling and room shares.

So, are you ready to have a blast and meet lots of great people?  Past volunteers have made great connections with their future employers while volunteering at our meeting!

The sign-up process is very simple:

Complete the Volunteer Application Google Form:  

Link to Volunteer Application Form


We will review the applications, and up to 30 people will be selected into our volunteer program based on their overall schedule availability and the date their volunteer application was submitted.  Volunteers are encouraged to apply before December 16, 2022. Positions are first come, first served. Once positions fill, we will keep a wait list in case any positions open so don’t hesitate to apply prior to the conference.  By mid-January, we will distribute a firm volunteer schedule.   Volunteers accepted into the program will need to register and pay online for the meeting by December 16th in order to be scheduled for a volunteer shift. Anyone not registered for the meeting when we begin scheduling shifts will be moved to the waitlist.  As you would expect with a great meeting, spots fill up fast.

If anything changes (especially your schedule), please do not hesitate to contact us ASAP, and please do go back and edit the volunteer application form to note any schedule changes.

We hope to hear from you soon. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kristen Burgess and Carolyn Buesch, Volunteer Coordinators
Email contacts:  kristenburgess0109@gmail.com AND carolynbuesch@gmail.com