• CSM 2018 Volunteer Applications Now Being Accepted

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering at CSM 2018. The CSM student volunteer program has reached capacity and is now closed. Volunteers have been notified of their acceptance in October and must register for CSM by the Early Bird deadline, November 3, 2017.

    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).

    Please email any questions to conferences@apta.org.