Conference Volunteer Opportunities

The 1st International Conference Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders is a unique international event. This September, over 200 presenters from 40 countries—discourse analysts, linguists, historians, economists, sociologists and other scholars and researchers—will come together in Athens to explore issues in the discourses of European identity.

You can get involved by donating some of your time and expertise before and during the conference as a volunteer. Undergraduate and graduate students from Hellenic American University and other colleges and universities, are invited to apply to volunteer.

Why Volunteer?

The Conference is will be a unique opportunity to network while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the conference. You will be a key person in making this Conference a great event. Volunteering for this event is also a very good chance to develop your career. Many future employees will value the fact that you volunteered for the organization of an academic event such as this.

Extra incentives for volunteers

Hellenic American College students who volunteer will receive free entrance to the Conference, and access to lunch and coffee breaks.

Volunteers from other institutions will receive a 50% discount on their registration fees, provided that they work at least two shifts on at least two days.

All volunteers will receive a certificate attesting their work during the Conference, and their name will appear on the Conference website acknowledging their contribution.

Who can volunteer?

Volunteer options are open to anyone who is over 18 years of age and a student (graduate or undergraduate) at Hellenic American University or other college or university.

How much time will I need to devote?

Volunteers will be needed to attend a 2-hour orientation session in September and carry out at least two shifts (4 hours each) for at least two days during the days of the Conference 23rd-25th of September 2016.

What will be asked of me as a volunteer?

As a volunteer you may be asked to assist in many activities, some of which are the following:

  • Pre-conference dissemination activities – help spread the word around about the conference, inviting your communities to register and participate in the conference
  • Directional Staff – Help attendees find their way around the conference venues. You may be asked to assist attendees who have mobility issues and/or appear to need help.
  • Field-Trip Volunteer – Assist with directing Field Trip attendees as they load buses for a tour around Athens or assist them in finding their way to the dinner venue.
  • Poster Security – Monitor the poster area.
  • Registration – Assist with the distribution of registration materials for the attendees.
  • Floater – assist with miscellaneous tasks as requested.
  • Session Area Supervisor – You will be assigned certain rooms where parallel sessions will be held. You will need to check all rooms assigned ensure that audio visual equipment is working properly and that the appropriate material i.e. (timer cards, etc.) are in place.
  • Social media volunteer – help with uploading information and photos on Facebook/twitter both before and during the event

How can I volunteer?

Volunteers should send their applications by August 25th 2016 and you will receive a discounted ticket for registration.
To volunteer for the Conference please fill out the form below:

University Affiliation

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