Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities (AM56)

Get the most out of your annual meeting experience by getting involved with NCURA! The outstanding sessions being planned and presented are complimented by a host of volunteer opportunities. These opportunities allow you to engage with NCURA colleagues and start some new, mutually beneficial connections!

Tech Team - Tech Team members play a key role in ensuring the success of the Annual Meeting. Provide technical support for conference sessions by setting up laptops and projectors at the beginning of the day and breaking down after the day's last session. As a member of this critical team, you will receive a 50% rebate off your conference registration fee. **This Volunteer Opportunity is closed**

Volunteer a Projector - Bring your projector(s) for use in the meeting rooms throughout each day, and receive a 50% rebate off your conference registration fee. Projectors will be collected during Pre-Registration on Saturday, August 9, 2014 and should be picked up after the last day's session on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. **This Volunteer Opportunity is closed**

*If you volunteer as a Tech Team member and volunteer a projector, you will receive a rebate off your full conference registration.

Fitness Track - Help fellow participants stay active during the Annual Meeting. Lead fitness activities, such as the Fun Run, Power Walk, Boot Camp, Zumba or Yoga!

Marketplace - Share your knowledge of NCURA publications. Assist with publication sales during NCURA's Marketplace hours and help participants find the right resources for their research administration library.

Express Registration - Make participants feel welcome during the Annual Meeting’s Express Registration. Hand out conference packets and assist participants with their badges, all while getting to know your NCURA colleagues.

Conference Guides - Meet fellow participants by helping them navigate their way through the conference. Help NCURA help others find their way by directing participants to their proper session room or finding them a seat at conference meals.

Collaborate Booth - Share information about one of NCURA's greatest member benefits: Collaborate.NCURA! Discuss how getting involved on NCURA's professional networking platform helps create connections between NCURA members and enhances the field of research administration.

NCURA Cares - The NCURA Cares Shower Outreach program helps local shelters by creating hygiene kits for the homeless. By donating one night's worth of hotel shower toiletries, participants help provide warm, clean showers for those in need. NCURA Volunteers will be collecting these hygiene kits throughout the conference and bring them to a local DC shelter at the end of the conference. Volunteer to provide assistance with donation collections and show how NCURA Cares!

Dinner Groups - Continue conversations and make new connections while enjoying a meal with your colleagues. Volunteer to lead a dinner group to a local DC restaurant. NCURA staff will provide sign-up sheets and restaurant information.

Team Twitter/Twitter 101Are you on twitter and planning to attend the AM56 Conference? Volunteer to join AM56 Team Twitter, tweet throughout the meeting and help those new to twitter learn what it is all about! As a Twitter 101 Volunteer, you will teach members how to set up a twitter account, find associations, news and how to follow agency information important to their career. Plus, provide NCURA's Twitter page and show what type of information is shared. 

Facebook Fan - Are you active on Facebook and planning to attend the AM56 Conference? Volunteer to join AM56 Facebook Fans and post throughout the meeting!  Also, volunteer to demonstrate how the Facebook page is utilized during the Social Media Lounge!

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the opportunities listed above or would like any additional information about ways to get involved, please contact Emily Ainsworth, Membership and Staff Assistant, at 202-466-3894 or ainsworth@ncura.edu.