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APBS 2016 Information for Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

We are no longer accepting volunteer applications for the 13th Annual Conference on Positive Behavior Support.

The Thirteenth International Conference on Positive Behavior Support has a limited number of volunteer opportunities. Volunteers must agree to perform a maximum of nine (9) hours of volunteer time in exchange for a free conference registration (Thursday and Friday only - workshops are not covered by volunteering). Volunteer opportunities include: Poster Session Aide, Customer Service, and Session Hosting.

If interested, please complete the volunteer application and send it to Gretchen Hess at volunteers@apbs.org. Your participation will be confirmed upon receipt of application materials.

Please DO NOT register yourself - simply fill out the form and submit it. We will register you and you will get notification shortly.


Poster Session Aide
Volunteers help poster presenters find the location(s) of their poster spots, assist in the hanging of posters as requested, provide push pins, keep track of posters by signing in the presenters, keep other conference attendees out until the poster session opens, and assist with clean-up/tear-down once the poster session ends. The Poster Session is held Thursday evening.

Customer Service
Volunteers assist conference staff in various customer service focused activities (i.e. registration, general information, credit information, merchandise sales).

Registration: Assist pre-registered conference attendees at the check-in desk as well as help process on-site registrants. Tasks include: finding name badges, distributing conference materials bag and explaining the contents, reminding participants of when the exhibits and poster session are open and where they are located, answering other general questions about the conference.

Information: Be available to answer attendees' questions regarding the conference, the hotel, San Francisco, and APBS. For example, volunteers will be expected to know which sessions may have been cancelled, or when the certificates of attendance will be available from the registration desk.

Session Host
Volunteers greet presenters and offer to distribute handouts (as needed), remind presenters to introduce themselves prior to starting their presentation, assist with equipment setup or troubleshooting (as needed) and sign in and out on BCBA forms, if applicable. Each session host will be responsible for only one room per session.