Volunteer at the Anthropology and Geography Conference 2020

The Royal Anthropological Institute is recruiting a team of 100 volunteers to help at the Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future Conference (4 - 7 June 2020) at the British Museum, Royal Geographical Society and SOAS.

This is a great opportunity for students to be involved with a major international conference and attend some conference panels. Volunteering is only open to current university students and recent graduates.

We are looking for enthusiastic people aged 18 and over who enjoy working with others and are willing to dedicate their time for the duration of the conference.

You must be available all day on Wed 3rd June 2020 (for volunteer training day) and all day on Thur 4th, Fri 5th, Sat 6th and Sun 7th June 2020 (for the conference).

In return for your assistance, we offer all volunteers:

  • Free conference registration (worth £295)
  • Conference Materials
  • An RAI T-Shirt

Volunteers will be responsible for various tasks including registration, setting up rooms and exhibitor stalls, guiding delegates between venues, monitoring panels, assisting with exhibitions, answering questions and dealing with additional tasks as they arise. Although there will be opportunities to network, we need people we can count on to help ensure the event runs smoothly. Because the volunteer team works on a rota system, we need to ensure all stations are covered. The days run from 8.30am - 7pm (and you will be scheduled in volunteering shifts between these times - with breaks of course!) Although you will not able to pick and choose which panels you attend at the conference, you will be asked to indicate if you have a preference for a panel you would particularly like to see (a panel preference form will be circulated once the conference programme is set).

If you would like to volunteer, we advise you apply at your earliest convenience as applications are considered as they arrive.

To apply please complete the following 2 steps:

  1. Complete this online form
  2. Send your CV to education@therai.org.uk