Student Volunteers

We are seeking applications from students willing to volunteer at ECSCW 2017. Volunteers will assist with different aspects of the running of the conference e.g. helping out with registration, guiding guests between sessions, setting up demos, providing assistance to workshops, etc.
Volunteering for ECSCW 2017 is a great opportunity for junior researchers: you will be involved in the inner workings of an international conference as well as being able to network with senior and junior members of the international community.

Applicants who will be accepted as Student Volunteers will attend the conference free of charge in return for their efforts. They will partake in the whole conference, including social events.

Student Volunteers will need to be available from Monday 28th August to Friday 1st September inclusive. Throughout these five days you will have up to 20 hours of work. This should give you plenty of free time to meet with other participants and attend various activities throughout the conference. In assigning volunteers to specific tasks, we will do our best to match their interests to the various conference venues.

Send your application by email to ecscw2017volunteer[AT]gmail.com by June 1st 2017. Your application should include:

  • A 2-page overview including: name, contact information, affiliation & educational background; conferences you have attended before and any previous experience(s) as a student volunteer; overview of your research area (max 1 page) specifying your interests and their relevance to the ECSCW 2017 conference.
  • A signed letter of support from your academic supervisor, confirming your status as a student and their endorsement of your application.

Both documents should be in PDF format. The 2 page overview should be formatted to follow the ECSCW exploratory papers template available as RTF or Ms Word from https://ecscw2017.org.uk/papers-and-exploratory-papers/

During the Conference

You will need to be available from Monday (August 28th) to Friday (August 1st) inclusive. It is expected that you will arrive in Sheffield by Sunday afternoon (August 27th). There will be an informal meeting of all the volunteers on Sunday evening to prepare for the conference. During the conference your activities will include supporting the registration process, hosting and guiding people over the different venues of the conference, assisting with various presentation session, supporting exhibitors in setting-up and taking down their demos.

About Sheffield

Sheffield is easily reached from within Great Britain via numerous rail connections, and is served by four international airports located within an hour’s train journey: Manchester, Doncaster Sheffield, Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands. Two further international airports are within one and a half hour: Birmingham International and Liverpool John Lennon airports. There are excellent public transport links to all.

Accommodation in Sheffield is very affordable and we will make suggestions to the accepted Student Volunteers on booking budget hotels, and put the volunteers in touch with each other should they wish to share hotel rooms.

Full info can be found here

Important Dates

  • 1st June 2017: Student Volunteers Application deadline
  • 15th June 2017: Notification due

If you have further questions about Student Volunteers at ECSCW 2017, contact the SV Chairs at ecscw2017volunteer[AT]gmail.com

Student Volunteers Chairs
Caroline Claisse, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
Ghayda Aljuwaiser, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)

 

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