Call for volunteers at AAEE 2018

The Australian Association of Environmental Education (AAEE) Conference Committee is calling for volunteers to assist and participate in their Biennial Conference, convened at Southern Cross University’s Bilinga campus on the beautiful southern Gold Coast from 21-25 October 2018.

Every two years, AAEE convenes a conference in a different Australian state, celebrating and promoting environmental education research, practice and innovation. The 2018 program features a Research Symposium on the Sunday, a professional learning day focused on teachers on Monday 22, inspiring and challenging keynote speakers, peer to peer roundtables, workshops during Tuesday and Wednesday and optional field trips on the Thursday, all seeking to inspire and create Capacity for Change enabling responses to current and future challenges for environment and society.

This is a unique opportunity to join the team of 12, making a contribution to people and planet and meeting like-minded people, sponsors and the leading experts in environmental education.

Volunteers commit to a total of 20 hours of volunteering (5 hours X 4 days, working either a morning or afternoon shift on SMTW or MTWT), agree to uphold venue workplace health and safety standards, speak fluent English and undertake an onsite orientation and training session on the Sunday prior to the conference.

Volunteer roles include:

  • greeter/host for conference venues
  • directional assistance at the Conference venues
  • session room/speaker/presenter podium assistant
  • registration desk representative for AAEE
  • exhibit area and poster session representative
  • field trip chaperone
  • photographer and social media activator. 

Please note that some volunteers may multi task and fill dual roles at different times in their shift.

Volunteer benefits include a discounted Conference registration at $300, daily morning and afternoon tea and lunches, tickets to the Welcome Event on Sunday evening and a Certificate of Participation after completion of 20 hours of volunteering.

Volunteer Here

To apply for a volunteer position, please click the link below and complete the form by 30 September.

Key Dates

Registration open: Now open
Call for Volunteers: Open until 30 September
Call for contributions: Closed
Research Symposium EOIs: Closed
Early bird registrations: Closed

Conference Dates: 21-25 October  2018