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Volunteer Opportunities

The Symposium/Convention is a large event & requires all hands on deck to be successful.  Volunteering is a great way to get involved in NSH & be a part of NSH’s premier educational event.  NSH awards up to 2 contact hours per year for volunteering at NSH events or on NSH projects.  Volunteers that participate in any tasks listed below will be eligible for 2 volunteer contact hours in 2017.  Volunteers will be required to attend an orientation webinar at the beginning of August.   If you are able to assist in any of the following positions please click the link and complete the sign up form.  

Volunteer Timeline

  • April 3, 2017 – August 18, 2017 – Accepting Volunteer Sign Ups
  • Mid August  – Assignments emailed to Volunteers 
  • August 31, 2017  - All Verifications Due 

Registration Desk
The NSH registration desk is a great way to see old friends & meet new ones as you greet and check in S/C attendees, speakers and exhibitors. Volunteers are needed from Friday, September 15 - Monday, September 18 for help at the registration desk. 

Friday, September 15 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, September 16 7:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 17 7:00am-5:00pm
Monday, September 18 7:00am-4:00pm
*Shifts are for two hours or longer, whatever works best with your schedule*

If you’re interested please click here and sign up for the shifts you are available.    

Convention Guides
The Convention will take place in the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center .  Navigating the hallways to find workshops or get to the exhibit hall is always easier if a friendly face is there to point out the way.  The Convention Committee is looking for volunteers to give directions and answer general questions for attendees as they move from session to session.  Convention Guides will be given a map and a quick answer sheet for the most commonly asked questions by attendees.  Shifts last 30 minutes and are available Saturday – Tuesday.

If you’re interested please click here and sign up for the shifts you are available.     

Career Day
Are you looking for a fun way to spend your Monday of the convention? Well how about considering educating High School students on what exactly you do each day?  On Monday September 18, 2017 NSH will be hosting its 2017 Career Day from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  We need volunteers for the AM session (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and the PM session (12:00 PM to 3:00 PM).  Participants can volunteer for one session or both sessions.  Volunteers will work at lab stations to demonstrate grossing, embedding, cutting, staining, and coverslipping.  In addition volunteers will work with kids at a microscope to look at their completed slides.  The event also includes an "expert" panel for a Q& A session detailing the different areas of histology.  Volunteers are asked to attend a brief training session on Sunday September 17 at 10:45am

If you’re interested please click here and sign up for the shifts you are available.    

Workshop Ambassadors
Workshop Ambassadors are essential to the success of our workshops.  Ambassadors are responsible for updating the workshop sign outside the entrance door, collecting workshop tickets to track contact hours and making announcements including speaker introductions at the start of the workshop.  Convention attendees can only serve as ambassadors of workshops they have registered for.  Volunteers that work as a Workshop Ambassador for at least two workshops will receive a $97.50 check following the convention.  NOTE: You must be registered for the workshops you signup for. 

If you’re interested please click here and sign up.  

Convention Assistants
Duties: Convention Assistants work with the NSH Director Meetings & Education, Convention Chair and Convention Coordinators to assure the smooth running of the Convention Workshops, Registration and Career Day.  Convention Assistants set up and work wet workshops, serve as classroom assistants for Career day, work the registration counter and fill in as ambassadors when needed.  Although onsite you will be assigned to certain duties as a Convention Assistant you may be called upon to fill in any gaps as needed.  Convention Assistant duties include a lot of walking and require the occasional lifting of boxes up to 50 lbs. 

Schedule: Friday, September 15 we will host an orientation meeting at 3pm.  The typical work day(Sat-Wed) begins at 6:30am and ends at 5:30pm.  All Convention Assistants are required to work in the morning on Saturday, September 16th and in the afternoon on Sunday, September 17th.  For the remainder of the Convention you will be placed into 2 teams by the Convention Chair and assigned work times throughout the week.  On the days you are not working you will able to attend workshops (you are responsible for all workshop fees). 

Funding: As a Convention Assistant you will receive a complimentary banquet ticket and your registration fee will be waived.  In addition NSH will fund 7 1/2 half nights at a Convention Hotel.  You will be provided an expense report onsite to submit for reimbursement of your registration fees and hotel charges; banquet tickets will be provided on a complimentary basis.  

Requests to volunteer as a CA will be open through June 16th.  Due to funding constraints not all volunteers will be selected.

If you’re interested please click here and sign up.     

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