Volunteer at LASA 2012 International Congress in San Francisco (May 2012)

The Latin American Studies Association is looking for volunteers to assist with all on-site meeting services. The LASA2012 International Congress will be held in San Francisco, CA from May 23th to the 26th of 2012.

Volunteers should expect to work in half-day (6 hour shifts). Please let us know if you can work more than one shift. Shifts are available Wednesday, May 23th through Saturday, May 26th. Available shifts are as follows:

Wednesday, May 23th:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, May 24th:
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
2:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Friday, May 25th:
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
2:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday, May 26th:
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
2:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Volunteers will be listed in our system and receive a program book, name badge holder, and a certificate noting your participation in the Congress as well as their name badge which is required for access to the Congress.

Volunteers receive full access to all of the Congress’ sessions and events provided at least one shift is worked. Access to the events will require the proper name badge be displayed.

A manual detailing the information for the Congress and volunteer duties will be sent with your schedule. Note that duties range from directing and escorting attendees to and from sessions and guiding attendees through registration lines to preparing Congress materials. These duties may require extensive walking or standing and some light lifting.

Upon receipt of this email, please share with us the days/times in which you are available to help with our Congress as well as any languages you may speak.

Deadline: March 25, 2012

Contact information:
lasacong@pitt.edu
We appreciate your willingness to share your time with us as our event would not be possible without the generous help of our volunteers.
Milagros Pereyra-Rojas