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 2019.  Volunteers will be required to view 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.  Please note, NSH will not be seeking Ambassador volunteers.  

Volunteer Timeline

  • April 1, 2019 – August 24, 2019 – Accepting Volunteer Sign Ups
  • Late August  – Assignments emailed to Volunteers 
  • September 7, 2019  - All Verifications Due 

Registration Desk - Click here to sign up!

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 20 - Monday, September 23 for help at the registration desk. 

Friday, September 20 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, September 21 7:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 22 7:00am-5:00pm
Monday, September 23 7:00am-4:00pm
*Shifts are for two hours or longer, whatever works best with your schedule*

Career Day - Click here to sign up!

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 23, 2019 NSH will be hosting its 2019 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 22 at 10:45am. 

Convention Assistants - Click here to sign up!

Duties: By far one of the most exciting ways to get involved with the NSH, and one of the best ways to off set the costs of attending. Convention Assistants work with the Convention Chair and Convention Coordinators to assure the smooth running of the convention workshops, short courses and hands on training. Convention Assistants set up and work hands on training sessions, serve as classroom assistants for Career day, collect tickets at workshop doors and provide assistance to the speakers as needed (including introducing the speakers and making important announcements). 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 20 we will host an orientation meeting at 3pm. All Convention Assistants are required to work in the morning on Saturday, September 21st and in the afternoon on Sunday, September 22nd. 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.

Funding: As a Convention Assistant you will receive a complimentary banquet ticket and a reduced registration fee ($175.00). In addition, NSH will fund 7 nights at 50% of the nightly rate at an official Convention Hotel. You will be provided an expense report onsite to submit for reimbursement of your hotel charges; banquet tickets will be provided on a complimentary basis.

Requests to volunteer as a CA will be open through June 14th .  Due to funding constraints not all volunteers will be selected.

Convention Guides - Click here to sign up!

The Convention will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, a large facility that can be difficulty to navigate. This can be easier for our attendees when there is a friendly face 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 – Wednesday.


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