Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers and an Opportunity for a Discounted
CWRA 2024 National Conference Registration

If you are interested in volunteering at the conference, please read on. We are thankful for any support you might be able to provide.

Key Volunteer Dates

  • April 15 – Volunteer Application Deadline (via email to
  • May 4 – Volunteer Notification
  • June 16/17 – Volunteer Orientation
  • June 19 – Volunteer Appreciation Event (evening)

Volunteer Benefits

  • Conference Participation
    • For student volunteers – two complimentary days of conference registration if the student pays for one day at the student rate and provides the equivalent of one day of volunteer services (could be two half days).
    • For non-student volunteers – for each half day of volunteer services provided, you will be able to attend a future morning or afternoon session of the conference at no charge.
  • Meals – If a volunteer shift falls during a meal period, food will be provided to volunteers.
  • Acknowledgement – Any volunteer hours can be noted for any professional registrations, to be certified by a conference organizer and a certificate will be provided acknowledging your volunteer services.
  • Swag – you will receive an identifiable lanyard and a name tag.
  • Thank you! – A Volunteer Appreciation event will be held following the conference

Volunteer Shifts and Requirements

  • Volunteer shifts will consist of one morning, afternoon, or evening 
  • Volunteer shifts will primarily fall outside of social and networking events, so you will have plenty of time to meet and speak to other conference participants.
  • We will try to accommodate volunteers wanting to attend sessions of specific interest, as the schedule and availability of volunteers allow.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities

  • Three main volunteer areas:
    • Technical Sessions – Support session moderators with delivering the sessions. Must be tech-savvy, and be proficient in PowerPoint, and PDF formats.
    • Registration Desk – Assist with handing out nametags and registration kits and answering delegate questions/providing information. Primarily on Sunday afternoon/evening and Monday morning; however, one individual will be required conference long at the registration desk.
    • Posterboards Support – Assist with setting up, tearing down, and administering the area – answering any conference-related questions.
  • Social Media / Photography
  • Floaters (available to do any tasks as needed)

In your application email, please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • School or Employer
  • Phone Number
  • Outline your skill set relative to the Roles and Responsibilities
  • Preferred volunteer duties (dates/times/sessions)

Questions?  Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator (