Call for In-Person Volunteers for AOS 2024

UPDATE: 6-17-24. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response, we have now reached our goal for in-person volunteers for AOS 2024, and have turned off the interest form.

We are looking for a dedicated group of volunteers to help make AOS 2024, the American Ornithological Society conference this fall in Estes Park, Colorado, USA, a spectacular success! The meeting will be held at the YMCA of the Rockies, in Estes Park, Colorado, USA, from 1–5 October 2024. 

Volunteers must be 18 years or older; students (undergraduate and graduate) and early professionals (within five years of terminal degree) will be given priority for assignments. Professionals more than five years out from their terminal degree are still encouraged to sign up, and we will contact you if positions need to be filled. 

We are asking volunteers who are planning to attend the conference to work at least 10 hours total (including any required training or remote pre-conference work) in exchange for $120 off of registration to attend AOS 2024.

Volunteers working during the conference will be able to arrange their schedule so that they should not have to miss any of the sessions or events they want to attend. Below is a summary of the opportunities available for volunteers:

  • Providing in-person tech support during the conference. Training will be provided either the week before the conference or at the conference.
  • Assisting with registration, conference help desk, and selling merchandise. Training will be provided at the conference.
  • Providing in-person guidance for Ptarmigan Ptrot 5k Fun Walk/Run participants.
  • Provide assistance with social and networking events including but not limited to room set-up and breakdown, facilitating participants, and providing tech support. 
  • Additional in-person or remote volunteer opportunities may arise as we near the conference dates.

These opportunities are open to all members of the ornithological community and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You do not need to be a presenter at the conference or a current member to volunteer. In appreciation for the commitment of their time, all volunteers will be acknowledged formally as members of the AOS 2024 Volunteer Committee.

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