Welcome, Volunteers!

Volunteers like you help to make the conference better every year.

The NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition is enriched in no small part through the generous contributions of the time and talent of our amazing membership.

The benefits of volunteering are familiar to returning volunteers; but if you’ve never offered your service at the NIRSA Annual Conference, you might be surprised to learn that your own conference experience will be enriched as much as all the people you serve.

Wear it and share it

Be adorned with a volunteer ribbon during the conference. We want to recognize your service with other attendees — even after your shift ends.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities
for you to lend your time and talents to.

Current Opportunities:

Application period will open soon.
Keep an eye out for new stories on https://nirsa.net/nirsa for updates.

  • Review proposals 
    Are you an experienced presenter and subject matter expert? Consider serving as a peer reviewer! The Conference Program Committee needs your help as they review and select education content for NIRSA 2018. All potential reviewers must be current NIRSA members, have presented at a previous NIRSA education event, and have enough experience and knowledgeable in the field to review, score, and provide constructive feedback. Signup »

    Interested members will need to be available to review approximately 10-20 education sessions between June 27–July 14. While the amount of time it takes to review  sessions varies, volunteers can anticipate this being approximately a  five-hour time commitment. If you are interested in reviewing sessions, please fill out and submit the 2018 NIRSA Annual Conference Session Reviewer Form by 5:00pm PST, Monday, June 12.

    Interest Form

This volunteer opportunity is now OPEN.

Sign-up today!

NIRSA 2018 Volunteer Sign-up
Current Opportunities:
  • Check in attendees at conference registration
    Meet and greet conference attendees as they check in, answer questions, help assemble/distribute registration materials at the NIRSA Registration Booth. Signup »

  • Assist attendees locate assigned ribbons
    Share information about conference ribbons and assist conference attendees with the selection of ribbons that are assigned to them. Signup »

  • Help attendees navigate the conference
    Traffic direction volunteers are responsible for giving directions to conference attendees at posts throughout the conference facility. Attendees will expect you to have the answers to everything, so familiarize yourself with the conference schedules, the conference onsite guide, the mobile app, room locations, etc. Signup »

  • Support the Campus Rec & Wellness Expo
    Tasks vary but typically include support in the NIRSA booth and at the Fitness Forum. Duties may include handing out the attendee giveaway, assisting the emcee in the expo hall, and monitoring activities in the Fitness Forum, the Hoop Shoot, and the Unified Sports Experience. Signup »
  • Rebound and keep score at the Hoop Shoot
    This fun but physical task might include rebounding basketballs for shooters, keeping track of baskets made, collecting small amounts of money, and managing a sign-up sheet.  A minimum of six volunteers will be needed per shift. Signup »
  • Help at the Mark Fletcher Fun Run/Walk
    Rise and shine! Join us for the sunrise Mark Fletcher Fun Run/ Walk! Tasks vary, but may include assisting with setup, registration, packets, cheering on participants, being a course monitor and cleanup. Signup »

  • Support the Career Services Center
    Some volunteers are charged with greeting candidates and employers, answering questions, and ensuring a smooth Career Services Center operation. Others help monitor computer usage or assist with employer mailboxes by placing information from candidates, such as resumes and correspondence letters, in mailboxes. Or you may be asked to assist in providing resume and mock interview help. Signup »

  • Author sections of the annual conference recap
    Help NIRSA recap the 2018 Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo. Love to take photos and videos? Interested in visually documenting your conference experience? Help us capture the excitement of this premier professional development experience. Send NIRSA your photos and videos from NIRSA 2018! Feel free to send captions—they can be as long or short as you’d like—along with your visual contributions. Signup »

NIRSA 2018 Volunteer Sign-up

Serve as Session Host

In general, session host are expected to pick up the session information from the NIRSA Education Table at least 15 minutes prior to the session; introduce the presentation speaker based on the bio included in the session packet; instruct session attendees to use Guidebook to submit session evaluations; assist the speaker with the distribution of their materials (if any).

Sign-up to be a Session Host