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Yes, we need you!

The official student volunteer application form is not yet available. If you’d like to be notified by email once it is available then you can provide your name and email address using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9zufI38bZ8RNiT8hTBIHZs4i1dJClRd5vRPahJTW_NzbLUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. Completing this form does NOT mean that you are registered as a volunteer, only that you want to be notified once it is possible to register.

If you are interested in volunteering but don’t want to provide your name and email address at this time then please keep checking this page as it will be updated once the official student volunteer application form is available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to be a student volunteer?

Any undergraduate or graduate student registered at an institution of higher education are eligible to serve as a student volunteer. You must specify your school affiliation and a faculty member who will be on-site during the conference when you sign up as a volunteer. Students attending the conference for the ACM Student Research Competition are encouraged to become volunteers as well. Email volunteers@sigcse2024.sigcse.org if you have further questions.

What if I require a visa?

Volunteers are responsible for acquiring whatever visas are required for them to enter the United States and attend the SIGCSE Technical Symposium. If you require a visa support letter information about requesting one can be found at the bottom of the Registration page here: https://www.sigcse2024.org/attending/Registration+.

What are the benefits of student volunteering?

In exchange for 8 hours of volunteer service, you will receive:

  • Complimentary conference registration.

  • Student registration for the registration includes student membership in ACM SIGCSE.

  • A chance to meet and work with students from other schools.

  • Entrance to the exclusive student volunteer party.

  • The opportunity to contribute to an effort to improve computing education and SIGCSE’s sincere gratitude for your efforts!

In addition to these benefits, you have all the rights of the non-volunteer student attendees since you are a registered SIGCSE student attendee,

What kinds of work will I do as a student volunteer?

Duties may include, though not limited to, the following:

  • Working the registration desk organizing attendee packets and checking in attendees when they arrive on-site.

  • Monitoring the exhibit hall or reception entrance to ensure those entering have the appropriate conference badge.

  • Directing attendees to rooms

  • Counting the number the attendees at various conference sessions.

  • Assisting speakers at various session types with handouts or equipment before, during, and after sessions.

  • Facilitating online sessions (i.e., discussions and presentation sessions)

Do I have a say in what work I do as a student volunteer?

We will try to accommodate your preferences as best we can; however, it is not always possible to meet every student volunteers’ preferences. If you have a skill we are interested in, then you get a chance to indicate that when you are indicating available work times (e.g. like working with children might make you a great choice to help with Kids Camp!).

We also try to accommodate students who have a preference for a particular shift or session, but due to the complexity of scheduling and ensuring we have adequate coverage at all sessions, we cannot guarantee every request.

When during the conference will I do my student volunteer work?

This will depend on conference needs; some time periods are busier than others. Your duties may be broken into separate time periods and even across separate days. We guarantee no more than eight (8) hours of assigned work per volunteer.

We recognize that things may change and will do our best to make changes as needed. In return, we ask that you be as flexible as possible since coordinating a conference is challenging and your role is important!

Do I have to be there for the whole conference to be a student volunteer?

No. We realize that travel plans and other commitments exist. We hope that students local to the conference area will be flexible. In particular, there is always a need for volunteers on Tuesday and Wednesday, before most of the conference activities begin, before many of the traveling student volunteers have arrived, and the final Saturday of the conference for workshops. We encourage local student volunteers to be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Can I get funding for travel or hotel expenses?

The conference itself does not provide funding for student volunteers, but you may be able to get some support through your department or through another source at your university. You should print your registration acknowledgment to show to potential funding sources.


If you have questions about anything discussed above, please contact the Student Volunteers & Activities Team: