Volunteers are essential to the success of our HLHPRI Research Day. In return for your help, student volunteers receive a number of benefits including:
The volunteer duties will provide a unique opportunity to interact closely with Research Day attendees including fellow students, professors and potential colleagues and employers.
Volunteer Task Descriptions
Research Day Set Up:
You will be asked to assist with preparing for Research Day in the early morning (7:30 a.m.) of May 8. To set up, you will be asked to post signage such as directional signage, concurrent session room listings, agendas, research poster signs, etc.
You will be asked to distribute nametags, programs, and any other handouts to attendees who are registered. The HLHPRI Staff at the registration desk will explain the process. This is also where speakers will check in and attendees can ask questions.
Research Day Host:
As a Research Day Host, you will be asked to assist attendees with directions (i.e., to session rooms, washrooms, elevators, research posters, refreshment area, directions on campus, etc.), provide information about events, help usher attendees into rooms, etc.
This is a great role for graduate and senior undergraduate students! A Session Host will be assigned to a concurrent session in one of the rooms. You will be asked to greet the presenter, ensure the presenter has everything needed for his/her presentation, contact IST with any AV equipment difficulties, provide the presenter with information from the "Presenter Folder" located at the Registration Desk, provide the presenter with notice about time left in the presentation to help keep everyone on time, and facilitate the question and answer period. More details will be provided closer to Research Day.
Research Poster Assistant/Refreshment Break Monitor/Floater:
Volunteers in this role will have multiple tasks. As the 'Research Poster Assistant', you will need arrive for poster set up at 8:00 a.m. and prepare each poster board with a number. You will then assist students and research affiliates with identifying their assigned poster board and placing their research poster on the correct poster board. During refreshment breaks, you will help monitor the refreshment tables. HLHPRI staff will also be on hand to assist. As a 'Floater', you will assist Research Day staff wherever needed.