NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo

With concern for the health and safety of our attendees, the NAFSA board of directors decided to cancel the 2020 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo scheduled to take place on May 24-29 in St. Louis, Missouri.

More than 200 volunteers are needed each year to help make the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo a success. Volunteering is a great way to network while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the conference and potentially earning a conference discount. Volunteering is open to all conference attendees. Volunteers assist and support the following key areas of the conference.

  • Bookstore and publication sales
  • Career Center
  • Conference Information and Hospitality Center
  • NAFSA Pavilion
  • On-site registration
  • Sessions Aids/Monitors
  • Special Events
  • Workshops registration and information
  • And more

Based on documented hours worked, volunteers may be reimbursed 50-100 percent of the general conference registration fee paid.

How to Volunteer

In order to have access to volunteer shifts, you first need to sign-up with Shiftboard, NAFSA’s online scheduler. Volunteer shifts will open on March 23rd at noon.

Shiftboard allows each volunteer to pick up and drop shifts and simplifies the communication between volunteers and team leaders. Once you submit your information in Shiftboard, you will receive an e-mail asking you to click on a link to complete your enrollment. You will then receive a welcome e-mail from us with your login and password information. You can then sign in to Shiftboard to access your account and begin scheduling. Be sure to view the home page for helpful tips on customizing your account, password, calendar, etc.

Scheduling and Attendance
Reimbursement Policy
Expectations of a Volunteer
Volunteer Descriptions
Volunteer FAQs