Student Volunteer Opportunities

Early-bird deadline: December 6, 2019

SSWR provides opportunities for students to “earn” their registration fee by volunteering at the SSWR Annual Conference. Volunteers assist with registration, monitor sessions (handout materials, count the number of attendees in each session, assist presenters with AV needs, sign CEU forms) and provide directions to attendees.

Please note that all Student Volunteers must be current SSWR members as of January 1, 2020. You may renew or join in 2019 for 2020 at If you do not know your member ID, please contact SSWR at

Student volunteers must attend a 1-hour, orientation session either Wednesday, January 15 at 6:00 pm, Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 pm, or Friday, January 17, 7:00 pm held at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC to receive their assignments.

Volunteers are expected to contribute 8 hours of time during the conference. Students who are also presenters may schedule their volunteer time so it does not conflict with their presentations.

Membership Demographic Questions on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

To implement SSWR’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022, SSWR has undertaken efforts to increase the diversity and inclusivity within the membership and to enhance member engagement and member satisfaction through programming and other opportunities. SSWR has identified gender identity and sexual orientation as two of these aspects. (Please click here to read more from the SSWR Board of Directors.) Please note these are required questions on the online form when paying by credit card; however, you have the option to select “prefer not to say.” If you prefer not to respond in any manner to these four demographical questions (e.g. ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and disability) for privacy reasons, you may register using the PDF registration form (downloaded conference attendee or volunteer attendee form). Follow instructions on the PDF registration form to submit.

Available Volunteer Times

Please select at least 4 possible shifts that you are available to volunteer; you will be assigned to two shifts. NOTE: requested timeslot(s) are not guaranteed. Volunteer times are first-come, first-served. You are expected to serve 8 hours total. Volunteers who do not come to their shifts will be responsible for the conference fee and may not be accepted as a volunteer the following year.

  • Wednesday, Jan 15, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, Jan 16, 7:15am – 11:15am
  • Thursday, Jan 16, 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday, Jan 16, 11:30am – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, Jan 16, 1:15pm – 5:15pm
  • Thursday, Jan 16, 3:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Friday, Jan 17, 7:15am – 11:15am
  • Friday, Jan 17, 7:45am– 11:45 am
  • Friday, Jan 17, 11:30am – 3:30pm
  • Friday, Jan 17, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Friday, Jan 17, 3:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Saturday, Jan 18, 7:45am – 11:45am
  • Saturday, Jan 18, 10:30am – 2:30pm
  • Saturday, Jan 18, 1:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Saturday, Jan 18, 3:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Sunday, Jan 19, 7:45am – 11:45am
  • Sunday, Jan 19, 9:15am – 1:15pm
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