Back to PRIM&R Home ConferenceHeader
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Many of the events that take place at our annual IACUC Conference cannot happen without the help of dedicated volunteers. Consider volunteering in one or more of the capacities listed below. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Kayla Parker, membership assistant, at 617.303.1875.

    Note: All opportunities denoted with an are available only to current PRIM&R members.

    Blog Squad

    Do you have strong writing skills and an interest in showcasing your work to the animal care and use community? Help cover IACUC18 from start to finish by applying to be a member of the PRIM&R Blog Squad.

    Members selected to join the Blog Squad will receive complimentary registration to the IACUC Conference and an IACUC Conference Preconference program. They will also have an opportunity to showcase their work on our blog, Ampersand. Find details and application information on our Conference Blog Squad page.

    First-Time Attendee Breakfast Discussion Facilitator

    As a first-time attendee breakfast greeter, you have the opportunity to get to know newcomers at the conference and make them feel welcome. Simply choose a table at the Breakfast to Welcome First-Time Attendees, which will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 AM, and chat with those who are joining us for the first time.

    As a first-time attendee breakfast discussion facilitator, you will:

    • Interact with newcomers at the breakfast and make them feel welcome
    • Informally share your past conference experiences and your advice for gaining the most from a packed conference program with the attendees at your table

    PRIM&R Exhibit Booth Attendant

    Help promote PRIM&R membership by staffing the PRIM&R booth. Introduce attendees to PRIM&R and explain the benefits of being part of our community. Shifts of various lengths are available at all times while the PRIM&R booth is open.

    Registration Desk Volunteer

    Serve as volunteer at our registration desk 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.

    Those who volunteer in this capacity will be asked to attend a brief training 10 minutes before their first shift.

    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
    • Post a notice about the walk or run on the conference message board onsite and spread the word to those you meet

    Interested in volunteering at IACUC18 this year? Contact Kayla Parker, membership assistant, at 617.303.1875 or via email to get started.