• CSM 2018 Volunteer Applications Now Being Accepted

    APTA is offering, to all active APTA student members, a chance to volunteer at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) February 2018. APTA will select 100-125 active student members on a first-come, first-serve basis to scan attendee badges, monitor session rooms, and provide general attendee assistance. In exchange, we'll pay for $200 of your registration.

    CSM is February 21-24, 2018, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, and Marriott New Orleans Convention Center.

    Volunteer Responsibilities and Considerations

    Responsibilities for CSM student volunteers may include:

    • Assisting attendees in scanning their conference badges
    • Monitoring rooms and room capacity
    • Assist with Poster Presentation Check-In
    • Manning APTA's Mobile Help Desk
    • Providing general assistance to CSM attendees

    Time Commitment

    • Students must attend a 1 hour training meeting on Wednesday, February 21 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
    • Volunteer hours: 6:45 am-4:00 pm, from Thursday, February 22 through Saturday, February 24, 2018 – all 3 days of the conference.
    • Each day will consist of 2 or 3 shifts lasting roughly 1 to 2 hours each

    Volunteer Benefits

    • APTA will reimburse $200 of your early-bird registration fee, which is $270. That means you get to attend the conference for a DISCOUNTED RATE!** Early-bird registration closes November 3, 2017.
      • Reimbursement will occur only after all assigned shifts have been completed.
      • *Max reimbursement for each individual student is $200; the remaining cost of registration in the amount of $60 is non-refundable.
    • Volunteers can attend education sessions, HOWEVER, you will be late to sessions because you will be working. Once your designated shift is over, you are free to attend sessions.
    • Volunteers have the ability to network with 10,000+ attendees - PT, PTAs, and students from all over the world.
    • Volunteers have the time during unopposed hours to explore the Exhibit Hall.
    • Volunteers receive a free one-of-a-kind CSM volunteer conference t-shirt.
    • You can learn more about what APTA and your profession have to offer.

    **Max reimbursement for each individual student is $200; remaining cost of registration in the amount of $70 is nonrefundable.

    Volunteer Requirements Submission and Information

    • Volunteers must be active APTA student members. If you aren't a current APTA member, join now!
    • Submit your volunteer application online.
    • Sign-in using your APTA credentials and submit your contact information, t-shirt size, and your section of interest.
    • Volunteers are picked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign up quickly!
    • Volunteers will be notified of their acceptance in October (before the Early Bird deadline).

    Apply Now

    Complete the online form.
    *Note: To "submit" your application, once you've gone through the check boxes, be sure to select the "Update Now" button. This will submit your application.
    Deadline to apply: November 3, 2017 

    Please email any questions to conferences@apta.org.