• The application process for NEXT volunteers is now closed. Selected applicants will be notified via email.

    APTA is offering, to all APTA active student members, a chance to volunteer at the NEXT Conference and Exposition this June. APTA will select 50-60 student members on a first-come, first-served basis. In exchange, APTA will pay for $140 of registration fees. The NEXT Conference and Exposition is June 12-15, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. 

    Volunteer responsibilities include:

    • Assisting attendees in scanning their conference badges
    • Monitoring rooms and room capacity
    • Assisting with Poster Presenter Check-in
    • Acting as role of session chairs; introducing speakers
    • Providing general assistance to NEXT attendees

    Time commitment:

    • Students must attend a 1 hour training meeting on Wednesday, June 12 (information on exact time and location will be shared with selected applicants).
    • Volunteer hours will run from 7:00am-5:00pm, from Thursday, June 13 through Saturday, June 15, 2019 – all 3 days of the conference
    • Each day will consist of two to three shifts lasting roughly one hour each

    Volunteer benefits:

    • APTA will reimburse $140 of your Early Bird registration fee, which is $200. (Reimbursement will occur onsite only after all assigned shifts have been completed)
    • Student 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 attendees - PT, PTAs, and students from all over the world
    • Volunteers receive a free NEXT volunteer conference t-shirt
    • You can learn more about what APTA and your profession have to offer

    Volunteer requirements submission and information  

    • Volunteers must be current APTA student members
    • Not an APTA student member? Send an email to students@apta.org today to find out about the benefits of membership in APTA or join now at www.apta.org/Join/
    • Volunteers will be notified of their acceptance in early April (before the April 19 Early Bird deadline)
    • Spaces are limited and volunteers are selected on a first-come, first-served basis


    Contact conferences@apta.org.