Call for Student Volunteers

PASC22 is pleased to announce that submissions for the Student Volunteer Program are now open.

We are looking for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral enthusiastic students who are interested in helping us with the administration of the event. Students  selected as volunteers will be granted a complimentary registration for the conference. Please note that the conference cannot cover travel or accommodation expenses.

Benefits

Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend technical talks by prominent researchers and industry leaders
  • Develop lasting peer connections
  • Gain understanding of aspects involved in coordination of a large event

When not on duty, student volunteers can attend program sessions, as well as lunches and coffee breaks. If there are specific sessions that a volunteer would particularly like to attend, we invite her/him to let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate the request.

To show our appreciation we invite all volunteers to participate in a closing dinner on the last day of the event.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying for the Student Volunteer Program, please contact us at info@remove-this.pasc-conference.org from your university email address, and indicate "PASC22 Student Volunteer Program" as subject line.

Kindly note that applicants must be available on-site for the majority of the conference and specifically from 07:45 until 13:00 on June 27, 2022.

Selected volunteers will be asked to participate in a 1 hour training session approximately one week prior to the event start.

Please note that this opportunity is available on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to receiving applications by Sunday, May 15, 2022!

Requirements & Responsibilities

Volunteers will help with tasks such as:

  • Reception desk: welcome, register and provide information to participants
  • Direct poster authors to the panels reserved for their posters
  • Assist in-person speakers with technology / provide a general check in the room and be ready to call out for help if needed
  • Provide tech support for Zoom sessions (open and close Zoom rooms, verify digital speakers’ presence, welcome and provide instructions to digital participants

Application Deadline

  • May 15, 2022: Application closing date

Some impressions from the PASC Conference student volunteers from previous editions

"I think the Student Volunteer Program is a very interesting opportunity for young researchers from various backgrounds. First, it brings students with similar interests together. Second, it gives a chance to actively participate in the PASC conference and finally, allows to engage in organization of this international event." (PASC19 Student Volunteer)

"Volunteering is always a great way to become immersed in an event - and it is so much more when you are a volunteer at PASC. A small group of students from different parts of the world, speaking different languages and having different academic qualifications came together to make a very strong team, assisting over 400 participants - an incredible achievement for all of us. All of us got to know each other personally and academically, and the advice I got from experienced colleagues is surely going to help in my future work." (PASC18 Student Volunteer)

"The event was extremely well organized, as a result everything went smoothly and my job was even fun. Apart from gaining an insight on the organizational side of a big conference, which might be hard to get otherwise, I was able to attend the conference for free. The work schedules were made according to our preferences, so that we were free to attend the sessions we were most interested in. Attending talks by leading researchers on recent advances in my field was exciting for me and beneficial for my research. Overall, volunteering at PASC18 was a valuable experience and I would recommend it to anyone, especially to junior researchers who may not be presenters themselves yet." (PASC18 Student Volunteer)

Student Volunteer Team at PASC19, Zurich, Switzerland
Student Volunteer Team at PASC18, Basel, Switzerland