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AMS Boston 2019: Meeting Volunteers

AMS Boston 2019: Call for Meeting Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in service at the AMS Boston 2019 meeting! 

The volunteer program is currently full but we are accepting applications for the waiting list. Please use the form below to add your name to the waiting list and if positions become available we will contact you.

The AMS Boston Annual Meeting will require about fifty volunteers to assist in meeting room monitoring, registration desk assistance, and other jobs. Volunteers will be provided complimentary registration and a stipend of $11 per hour worked. Volunteers agree to serve for a minimum of six hours (maximum of 10 hours) during the meeting (Thursday morning, 31 October, to Sunday 12:15pm, 3 November).

To participate in this program you must be a current member of the AMS.

A link to the application form is available below. Please select assignments in order of preference and select alternative assignments in case your preferred assignments are already taken. Assignments are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upon submission of your application form a confirmation page will appear. If you do not see the confirmation page, please contact the AMS office to confirm receipt of your submission.

Once your assignment is finalized, you will receive your schedule by email. The AMS office will complete your conference registration: do not register yourself. (If you have already registered, your registration fee will be refunded with your conference stipend payment.)

Volunteer orientation meeting: Thursday, 31 October, 7:30-8:30 a.m., meeting room TBD at the Westin (does not count toward hours worked). This meeting is strongly recommended for first-time volunteers.

General descriptions of each type of assignment are given below. Additional details will be provided closer to the start of the meeting.

Registration Workers: Working at the registration desk involves greeting attendees, handing out registration packets, program books, tote bags, and helping answer questions. Working registration does NOT involve having to use a computer or take payments, and you're not expected to know all the answers that attendees might ask. An AMS staff member will always be present to help.

Room Monitors: As a room monitor, your job is to make sure all is well for the paper presentations. You will need to assist with passing out handouts, notify tech support if there is a problem with any AV equipment, help accommodate accessibility needs, and take room counts for each paper.

Concert Ushers: All afternoon AMS concerts will take place onsite. Duties are similar to that of a Room Monitor. Ushers will need to make themselves known to the performance coordinator, who may need assistance with additional tasks.

Bus Greeter: For each event that AMS provides a shuttle bus, a bus monitor will help. The greeter will hold a sign (provided) so that attendees can easily locate the bus pick-up location and know that they are getting on the correct bus.  The greeter with ensure that the bus departs on time. The greeter does NOT need to ride on the bus.


All volunteer positions are currently filled, but please use the application form to add your name to the wait list. We will contact you if positions become available.



Please return to this page periodically for additional information. New assignment opportunities and information for volunteers will be posted here.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie VanDerMeer at the AMS office.