• The application process for CSM volunteers is now closed.

    CSM 2017

    CSM dates are Wednesday, February 15 – Saturday, February 18, in San Antonio, TX.

    Volunteer Responsibilities and Considerations

    Responsibilities for CSM student volunteers may include:

    • Assisting attendees in scanning their conference badges when entering sessions
    • Monitoring rooms and room capacity
    • Assisting APTA staff with navigating/helping attendees through the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Grand Hyatt San Antonio, and Hilton Palacio del Rio.

    Time Commitment

    • Volunteers are required to attend a 1 hour training meeting – taking place on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
    • Volunteer hours will run from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, beginning on Thursday, February 16 and ending Saturday, February 18 – all 3 days of conference.
    • Each day will consist of two to three shifts lasting roughly 1 to 1.5 hours each.

    Participation During CSM

    • Student volunteers will have time to attend sessions while volunteering, however they will be late to each session due to scanning badges and other duties. Once the designated shift is over, volunteers can attend programming.
    • Volunteers will also have time during unopposed hours to explore the Exhibit Hall.

    Volunteer Benefits

    • APTA will reimburse volunteers a portion of their early bird registration fee in the amount of $200. That means you get to attend the conference for a DISCOUNTED RATE!**
    • Volunteers receive a free one-of-a-kind CSM 2017 volunteer conference t-shirt.
    • Volunteers have the opportunity to network with 10,000 attendees, including PTs, PTAs, and students from all over the world.
    • Volunteers 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 $60 is non-refundable.  

    Volunteer Requirements Submission and Information

    • Volunteers must be active APTA student members. If you aren't a current APTA member, join now! The cost savings of attending CSM pays for your membership and then some!
    • Submit your volunteer application online. The submission site will open on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 12:00pm EST.
    • 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 mid-October (before the Early Bird deadline).