Seeking Student Volunteers for the OPHA Conference (fulfilled)

OPHA is seeking student volunteers to help with the 79th OPHA Annual Conference & Meeting. Volunteers receive complimentary registration. This is a great opportunity to learn more about OPHA and gain valuable networking and volunteer experience. Some of our volunteers have later been offered employment or gain leadership roles at OPHA! These volunteer opportunities are open to any student actively enrolled in a college or university. 

2023 Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Abstracts - Help prepare abstracts for our online program.  A student will have the opportunity to read examples of professional abstracts submitted to an academic conference.  Time commitment: This task will happen in August with 1-2 hours of data organization and uploading the abstracts to our conference app. (fulfilled)
  • Poster session - Help with on-site logistics, set up, and guidance for presenters at the conference.  Duration: check in at registration Monday morning and after lunch. On site (Alumni Center) for the duration of the poster session set up in the early afternoon October 16. An option to assist in building our poster session map prior to the conference if interested.
  • Photographer - Photograph the event including featured presentations (keynotes, awards luncheon, award winners, poster session) and break out sessions that volunteer attends.  Share photos with OPHA staff within one week of the event.  Duration:  On site October 16 & 17.
  • Technical support -  This volunteer should be detail oriented and have familiarity with Excel.  Help ensure that all presenters, regardless of format, are registered.  Other technical help associated with the conference app and other detailed assignments. Time commitment: Help with app and other technical details estimated to occur in late August or in September. Confirm registration on a rolling basis October 1 - 13.
  • Lunch Assistance - Two student volunteers available Monday, October 16 on-site to assist in picking up lunches for those with mobility limitations. Meet at registration desk at 11:30am Monday. Preference given to a student who attends OSU/familiar with OSU dining halls.

Contact OPHA Program Assistant, Dana Merrill with questions or interest. Volunteer roles are open until filled.