Becoming a Conference Volunteer

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering is open to all undergraduate or graduate students at University of South Carolina.

Big Data Health Science Center is seeking volunteers to help make its third annual National Big Data Health Science Conference a success. Volunteering will allow you to build your network by working behind the scenes at a national  conference. Your engagement will also potentially earn you free registration to the conference (if volunteers commit an entire volunteer block they will receive free registration, allowing them access to sessions and networking opportunities).

Expectations

Volunteers are expected to provide assistances during at least one day of the conference (hours will vary according to tasks). Given that volunteers are the face of National Big Data Health Science Conference, volunteers are expected to be punctual, respectful, and helpful during their shifts. Volunteers will be also expected to keep their volunteer leader informed of any issues and help keep the conference programming on the right track. All volunteers are expected to attend a training relevant to their assigned responsibilities. In particular, we are seeking volunteers to provide assistance in the following key areas of the conference:

-Chat monitors 

-General assistance 

-Breakout session assistance 

-Poster session monitors 

-Social media 

 

Volunteer Blocks

There are a total of four blocks of time for which volunteers are needed. Committing to an entire block will earn you free registration for the conference. Blocks include Friday AM (7:30am-12:30pm), Friday PM (12:30pm-5:30pm), Saturday AM (7:30am-12:30pm), and Saturday PM (12:30pm-5:30pm). Time blocks may be subject to minor adjustments depending on availability of volunteer.  

To Sign Up For Volunteering

Volunteers are an essential component of our conference. We highly appreciate your willingness to provide assistance and make this year’s conference a success. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up using the following Google form. If you are volunteering as a part of an organization’s requirement, we are happy to sign time sheets required of you as appropriate.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. George Tam at ctam@mailbox.sc.edu