Volunteer Opportunities

The 2023 NSH Convention is a large event and requires “all hands-on deck” to be successful. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in NSH and be a part of NSH’s premier educational event. Volunteers that participate in any tasks listed below will be eligible for two volunteer continuing education hours in 2023. Volunteers will be required to view an orientation webinar by the end of August. 

Volunteer Timeline

  • May 1, 2023- July 31, 2023- Accepting Volunteer Sign Ups
  • August 11, 2023- Assignment Emails to Volunteers
  • September 1, 2023- Volunteers Must Complete Training (online)

Registration Desk 

The NSH registration desk is a great way to see old friends and meet new ones as you greet and check in Convention attendees, speakers and exhibitors. Volunteers are needed from Friday, September 8th - Monday, September 11th to help at the registration desk.

  • Friday, September 8 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday, September 9 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday, September 10 7:00am-5:00pm
  • Monday, September 11 7:00am-5:00pm

*Shifts are for two hours or longer, whatever works best with your schedule*

Career Day

Are you looking for a fun way to spend your Monday of the Convention? Well how about educating high school students on what exactly you do each day? On Monday, September 11th, NSH will be hosting its 2023 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 10.

Workshop Ambassadors -

Workshop Ambassadors are essential to the success of our workshops. Ambassadors are responsible for updating the workshop sign outside the entrance door and making announcements including speaker introductions, at the start of the workshop. Serving as a workshop ambassador guarantees you a seat in a workshop.  

Convention Assistants 

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 and learning labs. Convention Assistants set up and work learning labs, serve as classroom assistants for Career Day, collect tickets at workshop doors and provide assistance to the speakers as 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 8th, we will host an orientation meeting at 3pm. Convention Assistants will work each day of the Convention (Sat-Wed) either a morning shift or afternoon shift. Final schedules are created by the Convention Chair and shared at the end of September. During non-scheduled hours you will able to attend workshops.

Funding: As a Convention Assistant you will receive a reduced registration fee ($199.00). In addition, NSH will fund 7 nights at 50% of the nightly rate at the official Convention Hotel. You will be provided an expense report onsite to submit for reimbursement of your hotel charges.

Requests to volunteer as a CA will be open through June 30th. Due to funding constraints, not all volunteers will be selected.

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