Pac Rim 2024
Call for Volunteers
Interested in volunteering for the 39th Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity? Please see the information below to learn more about our available volunteering opportunities, benefits, and training sessions!
Application opens October 1, 2023.
Application closes December 15, 2023.
Benefits for Volunteers
- Volunteer for nine (9) hours throughout the two-day conference in exchange for complimentary conference registration.
- Be of service to individuals in the fields of disability studies, law, education, social work, health, and self-advocates!
- Opportunity to network and meet people from around the world!
- Attend conference sessions and learn new skills!
- Be part of a great conference planning team!
- Electronic certificate of appreciation and recognition letter, verifying your volunteer hours!
Volunteer shifts will take place during the 2024 Pac Rim Conference from 7 AM to 6 PM. Please plan to volunteer for either one full day, or two half days over the two conference days in order to receive a complimentary conference registration. There are limited opportunities to volunteer on Monday for Conference set-up and the Film Festival.
Floater Session Monitor (10 positions)
Check-in with presenters, communicate with IT, monitor the time, make sure the room is accessible, help attendees if needed, and provide help with the Whova App for session feedback. This position will connect you to the conference presenters.
Greeters / Lunch / Reception Monitor (6 positions)
Be a point of contact for direction, guidance, and assistance for conference participants and conference presenters. Assist people in finding what they are looking for at the venue. You will also support monitoring the rooms. This position will keep you on your feet and connected to conference attendees.
Information Table / Table for Accessibility and Accommodation (6 positions)
Be a point of contact at the information table, where attendees will stop for assistance or guidance. Direct conference participants and connect them to any form of assistance. This position will connect you to the conference attendees.
Poster Session Room Monitor (3 positions)
In combination with Floater and Greeter. Be a point of contact for direction and guidance for conference participants and poster presenters. Direct people in the room to guarantee smooth procedures. This position will expose you to the unique atmosphere of poster presentations.
Exhibitor Room Monitor (3 positions)
In combination with Floater and Greeter. Be a point of contact for direction and guidance for conference participants and exhibitors. Direct people in the room to guarantee smooth procedures. This position will connect you to the conference exhibitors.
Volunteer Training Sessions
Volunteer training sessions are provided online and in person at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.
Virtual Training Session
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM HST
Online via Zoom
In-Person Training Session
Monday, February 26, 2024
4:00 – 5:00 PM HST
Hawaiʻi Convention Center