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Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Region V is based on volunteers like you! Please look over the roles below and see if any of them are of interest to you. If so, please use the Contact Us Link.

 Volunteer opportunities include:



REGISTRATION AND ON-SITE SERVICES DESK: Responsible for greeting arriving members and providing them with their Meeting Packet. The Registration Desk also serves as the On-Site Services Desk so members will come along and ask all kinds of questions! You will always have an NCURA member at your side to help answer the random questions. This is a great way for our newer members to meet people! These positions require work to be done during the meeting.

HOSPITALITY SUITE: Responsible for keeping things running smoothly and assisting the Hospitality Committee Chair/Members to ensure that everyone stays safe and has fun. Past volunteers have brought and played card games, trivia games, charades, and many other activities. Bring your cameras! These positions require work to be done during the meeting.

ROOM MANGER / SESSION MODERATOR: Room Managers arrive at a session several minutes early and make sure the room seems ready for the presentation ñ speakers are present and ready, technical facilities seem operational, and that any handouts are readily accessible to folks as they arrive. If any of these issues seem amiss (or go amiss during the session), the Room Manager is not expected to solve any such problems personally, but rather to go in search of assistance and leave the speakers in the room to continue their presentation. The Room Manager can also help ensure the sessions starts on time by closing the door at the appropriate moment and encouraging the speakers to begin. Once the presentation is well underway, the Room Manager takes a count of the room and gives that count to the Volunteer Coordinator after the session. These positions require work to be done during the meeting.

AUDIO-VISUAL TEAM: Responsible for ensuring that all things AV are ready prior to the program sessions. You will also need to be available for Presenters or Evaluation Coordinators who need you when problems arise before or during sessions.  As more sessions move virtual, these roles help ensure that our members have a hassle-free experience.  These positions require coordination before and during the meeting, including testing and setup. 

DINNER GROUP COORDINATOR: These volunteers help to identify group-friendly restaurants and/or sponsor the visit to the restaurant during the regional meeting.  These positions often require coordination before and during the meeting.

LOCAL LIAISONS: These volunteers are local to the city or area of the regional meeting, and are tasked with identifying fun and unique experiences near the site of the regional meeting.  These positions will require a majority of the work to be done before the meeting.

TRACK LEADERS: These volunteers are experts in their area of Research Administration.  They are responsible for identifying and reaching out to presenters that may speak at our regional meeting.   They help guide the presenters through the deadlines and answer questions.  These positions will require a majority of the work to be done before the meeting.

MEETING PHOTOGRAPHER: Each year, at both National and Regional meetings, NCURA Region V wants to capture the spirit of our meeting for our scrapbooks.  If you are a photographer with your own camera, we would like you to volunteer to capture our meetings.  We need help capturing our sessions, our receptions our events and our business meetings. These positions will require a majority of the work to be done during and after the meeting. You can look at previous years by visiting our Regional History page.

 

To volunteer for any of these positions, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator.

 


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