Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering during the 26th International Nursing Research Congress. Help make this event a success with positive energy, while having fun and growing your personal network.

The following volunteer positions are available for registered attendees of the 26th International Nursing Research Congress, 23-27 July 2015.

Sign up for any of the volunteer opportunities online via our volunteer sign-up or by contacting Janell Jackson at janell@stti.org. Check the event schedule outline prior to signing up; some volunteer opportunities may overlap with scheduled events. Volunteer sign-up will be open until 25 May 2015.

Ensure that participants are checked in, given the correct information about the event, and directed to their room assignments.

Responsibilities
  • Check in participants and provide registration and/or event materials to participants and guests.
  • Answer questions concerning congress and/or the facility.
  • Create a welcoming environment for attendees, with a pleasant and helpful demeanor.
  • Have fun!
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Attend a pre-event training webinar.
  • Be able to multitask.
  • Have a pleasant and helpful attitude.
  • Be able to lift 10 or more pounds.
  • Be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
Time Requirement: Minimum of two hours per opportunity
Training and Orientation: STTI staff will provide training, orientation, ongoing support, and supervision.

Greet attendees and assist with seat selection.

Responsibilities
  • Welcome dignitaries and attendees.
  • Assist with seating if needed.
  • Distribute any event materials (e.g., programs, brochures).
  • Support staff with additional tasks.
  • Have fun!
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Attend a pre-event training webinar/conference call.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time and manage stairs, and stage risers unassisted.
  • Lift 10 or more pounds.

Time Requirement: Minimum of two hours per opportunity
Training and Orientation: STTI staff will provide training, orientation, ongoing support, and supervision.

Assist attendees with STTI merchandise purchases.

Responsibilities
  • Answer questions and assist with purchase selections.
  • Help staff keep merchandise organized.
  • Monitor marketplace inventory.
  • Have fun!
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Have a pleasant and helpful demeanor.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Be able to lift 10 or more pounds.

Time Requirement: Minimum of two hours per opportunity
Training and Orientation: STTI staff will provide training, orientation, ongoing support, and supervision.

Greet attendees and answer general questions concerning congress and the facilities.

Responsibilities
  • Welcome attendees to convention.
  • Answer attendees’ questions regarding the event, session rooms, and facilities.
  • Assist staff as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Have a pleasant and helpful demeanor.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Be able to lift 10 or more pounds.
  • Be able to multitask, answer multiple questions, and speak to large groups.

Time Requirement: Minimum of two hours per opportunity
Training and Orientation: STTI staff will provide training, orientation, ongoing support, and supervision.

Work with STTI staff to prepare the poster presentation area and assist with cleanup.

Responsibilities
  • Aid presenters with finding their poster location.
  • Answer presenters’ questions, and provide setup materials and direction.
  • Assist staff with poster removal if presenters don’t retrieve them.
  • Have fun!
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Have a pleasant and helpful demeanor.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Be able to lift 10 or more pounds.
  • Be able to multitask, answer multiple questions, and speak to large groups.

Time Requirement: Minimum of two hours per opportunity
Training and Orientation: STTI staff will provide training, orientation, ongoing support, and supervision.

Introduce presenters and facilitate questions during sessions.

Responsibilities
  • Review required information with presenters.
  • Introduce the presenters.
  • Monitor the room.
  • Facilitate the question-and-answer dialogue between the audience and presenter(s).
  • Complete a short Moderator Report Form for feedback and evaluation of each session you moderate.
  • Obtain the signature of each presenter at the session.
  • Arrive in the room at least 10 minutes before the session is to start.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Have a pleasant and helpful demeanor.
  • Attend a short scheduled moderator briefing session. (Information about this will be included in registration packets.)
  • Be able to stand for one- to two-hour shifts.

Time Requirement: Minimum of two hours per opportunity
Training and Orientation: STTI staff will provide training, orientation, ongoing support, and supervision.

Assist moderators and speakers with the check-in process.

Responsibilities
  • Check in presenters and/or moderators.
  • Provide packets to moderators.
  • Provide CNE (continuing nursing education) certificates to speakers and moderators.
  • Have fun!
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Attend a pre-event training webinar.
  • Have a pleasant and helpful attitude.
  • Be able to lift 10 or more pounds.
  • Be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Time Requirement: Minimum of one hour per opportunity
Training and Orientation: STTI staff will provide training, orientation, ongoing support, and supervision.