The 2nd International Conference Europe in Discourse: Agendas of Reform is a unique international event. This September, —discourse analysts, linguists, historians, economists, sociologists and other scholars and researchers—will come together in Athens to explore issues on Europe and the reforms that are required
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.
The Conference is 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, if they work at least two shifts on at least two days.
All volunteers will receive a certificate attesting their work at the Conference, and their name will appear on the Conference website acknowledging their contribution.
Who can volunteer?
Any university or college student (graduate or undergraduate) 18 years or older can serve as a volunteer .
How much time will I need to devote?
Volunteers will be needed to attend an orientation session in September and carry out at least two shifts (4 hours each) on at least two days before (September 20th) or during the Conference (September 21-23, 2018).
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 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.
- 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 that the audio-visual equipment in your room(s) is working properly and that the appropriate material such as timer cards is in place.
- Social media volunteer – help with uploading information and photos on Facebook/Twitter both before and during the event.