WISERD is looking for conference volunteers to help ensure the smooth running of our annual conference. Tasks include: registration, making delegate packs, luggage/ cloakroom duties, directing delegates around the event, holding the microphone in Q&A sessions, aiding with the set up of breakout rooms and helping delegates get to and from networking events.
Each volunteer will get free conference registration as well as the opportunity to see and discuss the latest research and network with leading researchers, policy makers and practitioners, while also contributing to the success of this annual event.
Volunteers are expected to attend the conference and to work for 6-8 hours during the event. Before the event starts the hours which you will be required to work will be specified. No special skills or experience are necessary, however some familiarity with audio/visual equipment, or office equipment may be helpful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to be a conference volunteer?
Any full time student may become a conference volunteer at the WISERD 2016 Conference. Each student will be asked to supply a referee (this is usually a PhD tutor).
When are conference volunteers needed?
Conference activities will start on Wednesday 13th July 2016 through until 17.00 on Thursday 14th July 2016. Conference volunteers are expected to arrive at the conference on the morning of the 13th July 2016 for a morning meeting before the conference starts.
What do I get as a conference volunteer?
The conference provides conference volunteers with:
What don't I get as a conference volunteer?
There are some important considerations for you to be aware of:
What kind of work will I do as a volunteer?
A variety of volunteer tasks are required and we make our best effort to provide each conference volunteer with a variety of duties. Many of the tasks are administrative and include: registration; workshop support; helping delegates find their way around the venue and liaising with speakers.
Why would I want to volunteer?
Most volunteers are expected to work approximately 6-8 hours in total. The rest of the time is available to attend track or plenary sessions or to network with the other delegates.
Do I have to be there for the whole conference to be a volunteer?
Although we ask you to be available to work for the full period of the conference (13th to 14th July 2016) volunteers are only expected to do short hours of work during the day, giving you lots of free time during the day / evening to take advantage of the conference. Should you wish to attend certain sessions please indicate this.