Become a Student Volunteer Worker

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Undergraduate and graduate student members may apply to work at CERF 2017 as a student volunteer in exchange for reimbursement for $180 in conference registration fees. Typically, student volunteers will help out at registration, serve as session room monitors, assist with signage and poster hall set-up and break-down, and other general conference support. Interested students may apply when completing the online conference registration form. Students are encouraged to sign up for the Student Volunteer Worker Program by Wednesday, August 9 to increase their chances of being accepted into the program. If you have already registered, but would like to apply to be a Student Volunteer Worker, please email the CERF office at

Additional details:

  • Student Volunteers work two (2) half-day shifts (up to 6 hours each shift).
  • Registration fees must be paid at the time of registering online. Reimbursement checks will be available at the registration desk and can be picked up after completion of volunteer duties.
  • Students Volunteers must be current student members of CERF.
  • There are a limited number of spots available. Applications are awarded first-come, first-served.

Mentoring Program

This program is for "novice" meeting attendees, whether they are students, recent graduates, or just attendees who are new to CERF. We hope to match these attendees one-on-one with a “seasoned” professional who can help them make the most of their first CERF conference. Learn More

Conference Photographer

CERF is seeking the services of an experienced photographer to take images at the conference and would like to extend the offer to a student in exchange for conference registration. Interested parties should submit sample works showcasing their capabilities to to be considered for this offer.

The photographer will need to provide their own equipment and will be expected to spend 4 hours of the conference each day capturing images that reflect a wide range of activities. Further information on expectations will be sent to serious applicants.