Meetings

Annual Meeting Call for Volunteers

Open Call for Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

To ensure the meeting runs smoothly, AAA is looking for a limited number of undergraduate students to volunteer their time and talent. We are looking for volunteers to assist in staffing booths, greeting attendees, assisting members and reporting for Anthropology News.

The critical work that student volunteers do does not go unrecognized. Students who provide six or more hours working at the booths and other onsite activities will receive a free event registration to the American Anthropological Association's 2014 Annual Meeting. Students who volunteer to write will enjoy the visibility of having their work on Anthropology-News.org, website of Anthropology News - an internationally renowned publication.

Volunteers must be able to attend a training session on Tuesday, December 2, specific time to be announced.

To sign up to volunteers, please complete the Student Volunteer Application (PDF). Return the completed application with a copy of your student identification card to Andrew Russell (arussell@aaanet.org).

Other Opportunities
Anthropology News Reporters - needed on an ongoing basis throughout the entire AAA Annual Meeting to report on sessions, workshops and events. Interested students should submit a brief writing sample, biographical sketch, and proposed beat to Amy Goldenberg (agoldenberg@aaanet.org) to be considered. Please review the online program to help decide on their proposed beat. Students who volunteer to write will enjoy the visibility of having their work in an internationally renowned publication, Anthropology News. Volunteer reporters are not eligible for a free registration fee.

To sign up to volunteers, please complete the Student Volunteer Application (PDF). Send your completed application and copy of your student identification card to Andrew Russell (arussell@aaanet.org).

Media Festival

The Media Festival will need specifically designated volunteers, and should be noted on your application. Its hours are, however, different, and will require a total of ten hours volunteering. Volunteers should feel comfortable with the listed tasks:

  1. Attend orientation on Wed with Harjant. This will probably be from 1:30-2:30 since we kick off at 3 in two separate rooms.
  2. Coordinate session/shift with SVA member/facilitator, if present.
  3. Announce film title and director(s) name, if no SVA member or site coordinator is present.
    If director(s) is present for Q&A, introduce the person briefly and announce the Q&A to follow screening.
  4. Start film. Check immediately for sound levels and any other technical problems.
  5. Record film title, start time, end time, attendance, and director on worksheet.
  6. Do not leave the laptop unattended at all!  Last shift of each day must wait for SVA organizer to arrive and hand over laptop/equipment before leaving.
  7. Keep all DVDs and other files organized and neat.
  8. Keep worksheet in a safe location! Scan/Email to Jenny Chio.