Volunteer online: Anthropology and Conservation Virtual Conference 25-29th October 2021

Are you a current undergraduate or postgraduate student or recent graduate? Would you like experience in the organisation of a major international conference while having the opportunity to attend panels and engage with anthropologists?

The Royal Anthropological Institute is recruiting a team of volunteers to help at the online Anthropology and Conservation Virtual Conference (25-29 October 2021). The conference was originally proposed by the University of East Anglia’s School of International Development, and we are pleased to welcome as co-organisers alongside UEA: Forest Peoples Programme, the Linnean Society, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the University of Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation, the Anthropology and Environment Society (a section of the AAA), Botanic Garden Conservation International, the Society of Ethnobiology and Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

This is a great opportunity for students to be involved with a major international conference. Volunteers will learn online conference skills and receive free conference registration so they can attend panels and engage with anthropologists.


Requirements to volunteer

  • You are a current student or recent graduate, 
  • You are over 18
  • You have access to a good internet connection 
  • You are able to use Whatsapp (it is used for communication during the conference). 
  • You are available to do one 2-hour panel between 12.30-4.30pm every day for the conference period (25-29th October 2021). The conference runs from 12.30-8pm each day so there may also be the possibility of needing to cover evening events. 
  • You are available for training sessions on: 
  1. 12 October 5.30pm-6.30pm - Training Session about Using Zoom for a Conference 
  2. 22 October 5.30pm-6.30pm - Pre-Conference Volunteer Briefing (This will be a final opportunity to meet the team and ask any questions before the conference starts)
  • Attendance to both training sessions is mandatory for all volunteers. 
  • If you are unable to attend either of these sessions but would still like to volunteer, please email Sophie at anthconservationvolunteers@gmail.com 


Volunteer application form & further details: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6ymt05t9V-PthddLNq7X_1-6MKRJBKPOpY0OyC5hCTuVovg/viewform 

Deadline for applications: 5pm 1 October 2021