The Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) is excited to offer full time Undergrad or Graduate students who are current members of MSTA, the opportunity to volunteer 2-3 hours of their time during its annual conference in exchange for FREE conference registration. This is a great opportunity for students heading into education to meet science teachers at all levels and to observe a wide variety of workshops (over 280) geared toward science at all levels; elementary, middle, high school and even college.
Is there any cost for the volunteers?
All full time college student volunteers who work one 2 to 3-hour shift will receive FREE registration and a T-shirt. The only cost would be membership fees for those undergrad students who are not current members of MSTA. See www.msta-mich.org for membership fees – Student membership is $30.00 with a mailed journal or $20.00 per year with an online journal.
When & Where?
2017 MSTA 64th Annual Conference – March 23, 24-25, 2017
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
What do volunteers do at the conference?
At the conference, volunteers work in several different areas helping to make the conference run smoothly. Some of the tasks are:
Prepare packets and bags – we need around 8-10 volunteers to come to the conference location on Thursday afternoon to prepare packets for the conference attendees.
Pre-registration – we need approximately 16 volunteers to hand out packets to all pre-registered conference attendees on Friday and 10 volunteers on Saturday.
Sign set-up & take down – we need 3-6 volunteers at the beginning of the conference, Saturday morning, and at the end of the conference for signs.
Session Monitors – we need 5-10 volunteers each day to monitor the sessions.
MSTA Bookstore – set up, take down, and possibly help with the bookstore.
Speakers, Vendors – we need several volunteers to staff the speaker room and help vendors with set up and tear down.
Raffle – we need several volunteers to pick up raffle prizes and help with the raffle drawings.
How can a student sign up to be a volunteer?
Full time college students may volunteer by filling out the online form. Remember students need to pay or renew their dues (online at www.msta-mich.org) before being assigned for volunteer time with FREE registration. Volunteers will be contacted in February to be scheduled for their time, so please be sure to your contact information (address, phone number and email address) is up to date in your online profile.
Thank you for your support. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.