Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) Student Volunteers

  • Registration for student volunteers opens in September.

    CSM 2015

    CSM is being held Wednesday, February 4 – Saturday, February 7, in Indianapolis, IN.

    Volunteer Responsibilities and Considerations

    Responsibilities for CSM student volunteers, may include:

    • Scanning conference badges as attendees enter education sessions
    • Monitoring rooms and room capacity
    • Assisting APTA staff with navigating/helping attendees through the Indianapolis Convention Center, JW Marriott Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Westin

    Time Commitment

    • Volunteers are required to attend a 1 hour training meeting – taking place on Wednesday, February 4 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Indianapolis Convention Center.
    • Volunteer hours will run from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, beginning on Thursday, February 5 and ending Saturday, February 7 – all 3 days of conference.
    • Each day will consist of three-four 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. Once the designated scanning 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 for their early bird registration fee, $250. That means you get to attend the conference for FREE!**
    • Volunteers receive a free CSM 2015 volunteer conference t-shirt.
    • Volunteers have the ability to network with 12,000 attendees - PT, 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 the Early Bird price of $250.

    Volunteer Requirements Submission and Information

    • Volunteers must be current 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!
    • Volunteers will be notified of their acceptance in October.
    • Once the acceptance notification is received, volunteers must register for CSM 2015 BEFORE the Early Bird deadline, which is mid-November! Register now.