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.  

Volunteer Timeline

  • April 1, 2019 – August 23, 2019 – Accepting Volunteer Sign Ups
  • Late August  – Assignments emailed to Volunteers 
  • September 6, 2019  - 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 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

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


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. 


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 20 we will host an orientation meeting at 3pm.  The typical work day(Sat-Wed) begins at 7:00am and ends at 5:30pm.  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 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.  In addition NSH will fund 50% of 7 nights at an official Convention Hotel.  (NSH will not refund hotel expenses at hotels outside of the official NSH Room Block.) 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 14th .  Due to funding constraints not all volunteers will be selected.


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