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  • Volunteer Opportunities

    You can be a part of making AER19/SBER19 a valuable learning and networking opportunity for other attendees! By volunteering in one or more of the capacities below, you'll have unique opportunities to meet other attendees and see behind the scenes of AER19/SBER19. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact the membership team at 617.303.1875.

    Set-up Volunteers

    Volunteers will help with assembling tote bags, conference guides, setting up registration, dropping forms off in breakout session rooms – all the little pieces that go into preparing for a fabulous conference. This is a great way to get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the conference. Volunteers can sign up for two hour shifts (or longer if you would like) between 9 AM and 6 PM on November 14 and 15, and from 9 AM and 7:30 PM on November 16.

    PRIM&R Blog Squad Member

    The PRIM&R Blog Squad is a team of dedicated PRIM&R members who help cover our annual conferences from start to finish. Blog Squad members compose a series of blog posts before, during, and after the event. Their responses are then edited and published on Ampersand, PRIM&R's blog, for the research ethics community.

    In addition to having their voices heard, those selected to serve on the PRIM&R Blog Squad will receive complimentary conference registration and registration to the pre-conference program of their choice.

    For more information on the PRIM&R Blog Squad at conferences, please visit the Blog Squad webpage. To apply, complete and submit the online application by August 30, 2019.

    PRIM&R Exhibit Booth Attendant

    As a PRIM&R exhibit booth attendant, you will:

    • Sign up for a shift during the conference (you may choose any date(s) or time(s) that work with your schedule)
    • Promote PRIM&R membership and programs
    • Answer questions when possible, and/or direct attendees to appropriate staff

    On-site Check-in Volunteer

    Serve as a volunteer at our on-site check-in and you'll be one of the first faces seen by many of our attendees! In this role, you'll be responsible for checking in attendees as they arrive, providing them with the materials they'll need for the event, and answering general event and venue-related questions.

    Walk/Run Leader

    Rally your fellow conference attendees for some exercise and sightseeing. Group walks and runs are popular events every year, often taking place in the mornings before the conference begins each day.

    As a walk/run leader, you will:

    • Organize a casual walk or a run for conference attendees, pick a meeting spot for the group, and share this information with the PRIM&R staff who will publicize this information on our conference website

    Interested in participating in one or more of these activities? Let us know! Email us or call 617.303.1875 to express interest or for more information.