• CSM 2019 Volunteer Application Portal is Now Closed.

    Candidates will be notified of their acceptance by email before October 24, 2018 (early bird registration deadline).

    APTA will select 100-130 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 $200 of your CSM registration.

    CSM is January 23-26, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Marriott Marquis, and the Renaissance Washington Hotel in downtown, Washington DC.

    Volunteer Responsibilities and Considerations

    Responsibilities for CSM student volunteers may include:

    • Assisting attendees in scanning their conference badges
    • Monitoring rooms and room capacity
    • Assisting APTA staff with navigating/helping attendees through the Convention Center and conference hotels
    • Assisting attendees in using the CSM App
    • Providing general assistance to CSM attendees

    Time Commitment

    • Selected volunteers must attend a 1 hour training meeting taking place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (specific room location will be communicated at a later time).
    • Volunteer hours: 7:30 am-3:30 pm, beginning on Thursday, January 24 and ending Saturday, January 26 – all 3 days of the conference.
    • Each day will consist of 3 to 4 shifts lasting roughly 1 to 1.5 hours each

    Volunteer Benefits

    • APTA will reimburse $200 of your early-bird registration fee, which is $280. That means you get to attend the conference for a DISCOUNTED RATE!** Early-bird registration closes October 24, 2018.
      • 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 $80 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. The online application portal opens Thursday, September 6 at noon, ET.
    • 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).
    • IMPORTANT: Once the acceptance notification is received, volunteers must register for CSM 2019 BEFORE the Early-Bird deadline, (October 24, 2019).

    Please email any questions to conferences@apta.org.

  • Last Updated: 8/19/2019
    Contact: conferences@apta.org
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