• CSM 2020 Volunteer Application Portal Is Now Closed

    APTA is offering, to all active APTA student members, a chance to volunteer at the Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) February 12-15, 2020. APTA will select 150-170 active student members on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications are now closed. Selected volunteers will help scan badges, monitor session rooms, and provide general attendee assistance. In exchange, we'll reimburse you for $210 of your CSM registration on the last day of the conference. CSM is February 12-15, 2020, at the Denver Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.   

    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, February 12, 2020 from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm at the Denver Convention Center (specific room location will be communicated at a later time).
    • Volunteer hours: 7:30 am-3:30 pm, beginning on Thursday, February 13 and ending Saturday, February 15 – 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 $210 of your early-bird registration fee. That means you get to attend the conference for a DISCOUNTED RATE!** 
      • Reimbursement will occur only after all assigned shifts have been completed.
    • 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 15,000+ 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 $210; remaining cost of registration is nonrefundable.

    Volunteer Requirements Submission and Information

    • Volunteers must be active APTA student members. If you aren't a current APTA member, join now!
    • 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 2020 BEFORE the Early-Bird deadline, November 13, 2019.


    Please email any questions to conferences@apta.org.