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Focus on Volunteers

Welcome to the official Volunteer Website for SHRM's 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition, to be held in New Orleans, June 18 - 21, 2017!

Our Volunteers are instrumental in the success of the conference. You'll have fun while networking and giving back to your profession. We couldn't do it without you!  Read on to find out more...

The Volunteer Lounge: Your home away from home

The Volunteer Lounge becomes the hub of the conference for all of our Volunteers.  You'll report to the Volunteer Lounge to get your conference badge, sign-in and out for your Volunteer shift(s), report in and out for your free day(s), eat your provided meal (before your shift), await your Team Leader and so much more!  We are so excited to see your bright and shining faces in the Lounge!

Earn Free Days or a Deep Discount on a Full Conference Registration!

In exchange for your Volunteer service:
1 Volunteer Shift Worked = 1 Free Conference Day!
2 Volunteer Shifts Worked = 2 Free Conference Days!
3 Volunteer Shifts Worked = Full Free Conference! (requires 1 Mon or Tues. Session Host shift) UPDATE: ALL THREE SHIFT SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN FILLED

1-2 Shift Volunteers can also purchase a Full Conference Registration at a deep discount.

Volunteering is as Easy as 1--2--3!

As our animation shows (see above), the process to Volunteer for the SHRM Annual Conference is a three step process:

1.   Apply online (currently open for Residents of LA)

2.   Self-Schedule your Volunteer Shift(s) online (after application approval)

3.  Download, fill-out and email/fax your Volunteer Registration Form (link to be supplied via email after application approval)

MORE ABOUT YOUR VOLUNTEER SHIFT(S)

Our primary goal is to make volunteering easy, so we've set-up the Volunteer Lounge as the hub for you and your
Team Leaders to connect and for you to start your day.  You only need to go to one place to get your conference badge, Volunteer t-shirt, sign-in and out for your shift(s), sign-in and out for your free day(s), eat and await your Team Leader for deployment.  How great is that!

Volunteer shifts typically range from 5-8 hours.

A meal is provided in the Volunteer Lounge at the start of your shift so you're fueled and ready to go!  No need to arrive early to eat since meal time is built into your shift.  One meal per Volunteer per day.

Also, breaks are provided during your shift(s) so you can quickly recharge.

In addition to our Volunteer needs during the conference, a limited number of shifts are available pre-conference, starting as early as Thursday, June 15th.  Volunteers can also attend the conference before or after their shift(s), depending on the conference schedule.

VOLUNTEER ROLES AND ASSIGNMENTS

SHRM Annual Conferences provide opportunities for a wide variety of Volunteer assignments.  From Packet/Bag Stuffing to Session Hosts, there are many Volunteer roles that are well-suited for our HR Professionals!

Want to know a great place to start to learn more about our Volunteer roles?  Visit our Job Descriptions page to learn more about each Volunteer assignment.

NOTE:  Some Volunteer roles have very limited scheduling opportunities, so make sure to self-schedule as soon as you receive your "Your Application Was Processed" email to try to get your top preference(s)!

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS:
Once you receive "Your Application Was Processed" email, your Volunteer profile has been activated and you can access our self-scheduling system via the link in the email or by clicking here.

Click on the "Sign-up" button and look for the "Help Wanted" signs in the calendar to start the easy self-scheduling process.  Although we allow our Volunteers to self-schedule based on their assignment preferences, please understand that we may need to re-assign some Volunteers on an as-needed basis, so we appreciate your flexibility!

FOCUS ON OUR MOST POPULAR VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS:

SESSION HOSTS

Session Host shifts are available Saturday to Wednesday, June 17-21.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Introduce speakers and manage the execution of the concurrent educational sessions which will include Mega Sessions and Master Series in conjunction with SHRM Staff

Maintain headcounts

Distribute and collect evaluations

Serve as runners, hall monitors and couriers of materials

DESIRED SKILLS:
Strong public speaking and crowd management

AMBASSADORS

Ambassador shifts are available Saturday to Wednesday, June 17-21

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provide directions, information and assistance to attendees throughout the convention center and host hotels

DESIRED SKILLS:
Outgoing, friendly, helpful. Must possess the ability to deal with stressful situations with calm diplomacy.

NOTE: Volunteers must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.

SHRMStore®

SHRMStore shifts are available Thursday to Wednesday, June 15-21. We'd like all SHRMStore Volunteers to work 2 shifts in the store due to training requirements.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Assist with set-up and breakdown of the store

Assisting attendees with information and product location, speaker book signings, and stocking inventory

Assist with packing up the store at the conclusion of the conference

DESIRED SKILLS:
Volunteers must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time and be able to lift heavy boxes.

Volunteer Application

If you are a Resident of the state of Louisiana, visit our online Volunteer Application to begin:

Upon Application approval, your online account will be activated and you will be able to access our self-scheduling system by clicking here.