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APTA CSM Student Volunteers

APTA is looking for 150 student volunteers to support APTA CSM Feb. 23-25, 2023, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.  

The volunteer sign-up opportunity is open and will close October 15 or when our target number of 150 volunteers is reached, whichever comes first.

Applicants will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.

All applicants chosen to volunteer will be notified via email no later than November 1, 2022.

Volunteer Responsibilities and Considerations

Responsibilities for APTA CSM student volunteers may include:

  • Assisting attendees in scanning their conference badges when entering sessions.
  • Monitoring rooms and room capacity.
  • Assisting APTA staff with navigating/helping attendees at one of the two conference locations.
  • Assisting with poster check in or at registration.
  • Assisting attendees in using the APTA CSM app.

Time Commitment

  • Volunteers are required to attend a one-hour virtual training session on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 at 7 p.m. ET.
  • Volunteers must be available at least between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 25. Some volunteers may receive a Wednesday afternoon assignment.
  • Each day will consist of three to four shifts, lasting roughly 60 to 90 minutes each.

Participation During APTA CSM

  • Student volunteers will have time to attend sessions while volunteering, however volunteers will be approximately 30 minutes late to each session due to their duties. Once the designated shift is over, volunteers can attend programming.
  • Volunteers also will 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 $210. Volunteers are paid by check at the end of the conference after their last assignment is completed. This means that you get to attend the conference for a discounted rate!
  • Volunteers receive a free one-of-a-kind APTA CSM 2023 volunteer conference T-shirt.
  • Volunteers have the opportunity to network with over 14,000 attendees, including PTs, PTAs, and students from all over the world.
  • Volunteers learn more about what APTA and your profession have to offer.

Maximum reimbursement for each individual student is $210; the remaining cost of registration in the amount of $80 is nonrefundable.  

Volunteer Requirements Submission and Information

  • Volunteers must be active APTA student members. If you aren't a current APTA member, consider joining now. The cost savings of attending APTA CSM pays for your membership and then some!

Accessing the Volunteer Portal and Application Process

  • Sign into APTA Engage volunteer portal 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-served basis. Sign up quickly!
  • Volunteers will be notified of their acceptance no later than November 1, 2022.
  • Once the acceptance notification is received, volunteers must register for APTA CSM 2023 before the early bird deadline on Nov. 9. Register now!

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