Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) Student Volunteers

  • The submission process for accepting volunteers will open September 23, 2015.

    CSM 2016

    CSM is being held Wednesday, February 17 – Saturday, February 20, in Anaheim, CA.

    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 Anaheim Convention Center, Hilton Anaheim, and Anaheim Marriott.

    Time Commitment

    • Volunteers are required to attend a 1 hour training meeting – taking place on Wednesday, February 17 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Anaheim Convention Center.
    • Volunteer hours will run from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, beginning on Thursday, February 18 and ending Saturday, February 20 – 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 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 2016 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 $200; remaining cost of registration in the amount of $50 is non-refundable.  

    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!
    • 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 will be notified of their acceptance in mid-October.
    • Once the acceptance notification is received, volunteers must register for CSM 201 BEFORE the Early Bird deadline November 5! Register now.
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