Volunteers are the heart and soul of the IASWG symposium. IASWG will select around 50 volunteers to perform tasks related to registration, hospitality, session oversight, traffic direction, social media, logistics, set-up and tear-down.

In exchange for your time and effort, your registration fee is waived (a $300 discount), which includes Friday breakfast, 2 lunches (Friday and Saturday), 2 days of paid conservation fees (Friday & Saturday), and 4 coffee/tea breaks (Friday & Saturday). For an additional cost, you are welcome to attend the Wednesday Community Visit ($50/person) and Saturday Gala Bush Braai ($50/person).

In order to be considered for a volunteer assignment, applicants MUST:

  • Be enrolled in a BSW or MSW program or be a BSW or MSW recent grad who graduated in either December 2017 or May 2018
  • Be a current IASWG student member
  • Be willing to be an active and engaged volunteer for at least 2 half-day volunteer shifts
  • Attend a volunteer orientation session before or at the symposium

We have reached our volunteer capacity for the 2018 symposium.

Volunteer selection will be confirmed by email no later than March 1st. Please note, you must be a member before your volunteer application is reviewed.

Applications received on or before March 1st will be given priority placement.

  • November 1: Call for Volunteers goes live
  • January 5: Priority Deadline for Volunteer Placement
  • January 31: Volunteer Selection Announced - Round 1
  • April 15: Appointments Announced

If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator via email at [email protected], who is the primary point of contact before and during the symposium.