Volunteer Opportunities

When you step up to volunteer at the NSH Convention, you will be sure to walk away knowing you got the most out of your experience in New Orleans! Develop new connections (or meet up with old friends), gain experience for your resume, and learn more about what takes place behind the scenes to make the convention successful.  

Volunteer Timeline

  • April 1, 2024 - Volunteer Sign Ups Open
  • August 15, 2024 - Deadline for Volunteer Sign Ups
  • August 22, 2024- Assignment Emails to Volunteers
  • September 11, 2024- Volunteers Must Complete Training (online)


Registration Desk: Volunteer Here 

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 20th - Sunday, September 22nd. Shifts are for two hours or longer, whatever works best with your schedule

Career Day: Volunteer Here

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 23rd, NSH will be hosting its 2024 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.

Workshop Ambassadors: Volunteer Here 

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.  

Virtual Program Host NEW!: Volunteer Here

The NSH Convention virtual program takes place on Monday and Tuesday of the Convention.  Virtual Program Hosts introduce the speaker, facilitate the Q/A, and engage in the chat.   You will not have to handle any of the technical elements – just be the subject matter expert!  

Funding: As a Virtual Program Host you will receive a reduced registration fee ($199.00). In addition, NSH will fund 1 night at the official Convention Hotel. You will be provided an expense report onsite to submit for reimbursement of your hotel charges.

Learning Lab Assistants NEW!: Volunteer Here

Learning Lab Assistants set up and work learning labs, serve as classroom assistants for Career Day and provide assistance to the speakers as needed. Although onsite you will be assigned to specific learning labs, you may be called upon to fill in any gaps as needed. Learning Lab Assistant duties include a lot of walking and require the occasional lifting of boxes up to 50 lbs.

PLEASE NOTE:  You will be assigned to cover Learning Labs over the course of two days, although you will NOT work that entire day.  You will work 1-2 Learning Labs per day, the rest of that time is yours to attend sessions and enjoy the conference. 

Funding: As a Learning Lab Assistant you will receive a reduced registration fee ($199.00). In addition, NSH will fund 2 nights 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 Virtual Program Host or Learning Lab Assistant will be open through June 30th. Due to funding constraints, not all volunteers will be selected.

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