Seeking Volunteers for Our 49th Annual International Conference!

Whatever your area of interest or expertise, there is an opportunity that's right for you.

Along with our 3 Staff Members, AEE is sustained by hundreds of dedicated, passionate volunteers. We could not do what we do each day without the help of countless community members who dedicate their time, skills, insights, and energy to helping AEE.

We had over 70 volunteers from around the world helping us plan and execute the 2020 Virtual Conference. 

As a volunteer at the 2021 International Conference, you'll expand your network, share your skills, gain experience, make incredible friendships, and have an impact in the field of Experiential Education. Plus, all Conference volunteers receive a discount on registration costs

Deadline: April 30
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*if you are interested in volunteering for our virtual service crew positions, those positions will become available in the future. This form allows interested volunteers to sign up for planning committees
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What Positions are Available?
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Host Committee Member
Have creative ideas for traditions or new events at this year's conference? Want to learn about putting on a virtual event? You can be one of the decision makers. We need 5-8 members to join the Host Committee and support the overall conference planning, theme and values. Time commitment is 3-7 hours a month. 
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Education Committee Member
Interested in what workshops will be presented at the conference? This committee reviews and accepts workshop, poster presentation, and extended education proposals, evaluates the proposals and helps schedule workshops and extended education programs. We are looking for 3-5 people to help with this committee. Time commitment is 5-10 hours a month. 
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Marketing/Social Media Committee Member
Are you a social media wiz? Love to be creative? Do you have graphic design experience? We need your help to create content and come up with creative ideas to market the conference to a broad range of audiences across many platforms. We are also seeking help with designing graphics & PDFs for schedules, events, and announcements. We are looking for 3-5 people to help with this committee. Time commitment 2-3 hours a month. 
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SEER Committee Member
Symposium on Experiential Education Research provides an outlet and venue for researchers in the field of experiential education to present, share, dialogue, and further develop their ideas. Interested in reviewing some of the newest research in EE? Join this committee and manage and review research submissions abstracts and facilitate SEER at the time of the AEE Conference. A three-year commitment is requested starting now and ending with the completion of SEER for the 2023 Conference. Typically, submissions are reviewed in the Spring so the work load is heavier during the months of April and May. Generally three to five hours are spent per week reviewing abstracts during this time. The workload is substantially lighter during the rest of the months except for October and November.
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Awards Committee Member
AEE honors its outstanding members with several awards. We are researching a creative way to present them this year as well as a method to gather nominations. We are looking for 3 people to join us. Time commitment 3-5 hours a month. 
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Social Events/Networking Committee Member
Love to have fun? Want to help others have fun? We need people for this committee who can develop activities and events that will take place during the conference which encourage connection. 3-5 people needed with a 5 hour commitment per month. 
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Auctions Committee Member
Traditionally, AEE has held a silent and a live auction at our annual conferences. These funds helped to support scholarships for future conferences. We would love to continue this tradition but, are looking for new ways to implement the auction or even fundraise for the scholarship fund. 3-5 people would be ideal with 5-10 hours of work per month.
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Evaluations Committee Member
Feedback is so important to our process. By creating, curating and distributing evaluations this committee supports us in making a better conference. We need the support of 2-3 people to review the existing evaluations, distribute them after the workshops and collate information after the conference.  
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Sponsors/Connection Expo Committee Member
Connecting people is a large part of AEE. The Connection Expo at the conference can provide a space for vendors, nonprofits, job seekers, job providers and all to meet. 3-5 people who can seek out partners to be part of the expo or who would potentially be interested in sponsoring the conference. Time commitment on this is variable. 
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Ready, Set, Go! Committee Member
We want to give the newcomers to our conference a welcoming experience that teaches them how to use the conference platform, what AEE is, and allows them to meet some folx. Interested in designing this session? We need 2-3 fun, creative people to make some conference magic happen. 
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Opening Video Committee Member
Opening the conference sets the tone for the whole event. We want Acknowledge the Lands we are on, create some hype, connect people and get them ready for all of the great learning that is going to happen. No small task. If you feel you are the one to do it, sign up for this committee.  
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50th Conference Planning Committee Member
Also, we would love to start planning for our 2022 50th Conference. We hope to congregate in-person in 2022 to celebrate this milestone. This will be a truly special event and if you would like to be part of this planning, let us know!