Student Volunteers

ASHA utilizes students to assist in various volunteer roles onsite during the ASHA Convention. As a student volunteer, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with your peers and ASHA members. The student volunteer application will be open from July 12 through September 9, 2024.

About Volunteering

Assignments include activities such as:

  • Monitoring session rooms: Help monitor education session room capacities, identify overflow spaces for popular sessions, and connect presenters with AV support when needed.
  • Disseminating information at registration, information booths, and materials pickup stations. Greeting attendees at the main entrances, providing them with Convention materials, information, and directions as needed.
  • Managing crowds and lines: Ensuring attendees concentrated in high traffic spaces are in the correct place, as well as helping them to move quickly through lines.
  • Providing support in the speaker ready room and at the Program Planner stations: Alongside ASHA staff and AV teams, helping to guide and answer basic questions from attendees and presenters.
  • Helping during special events such as the Awards Ceremony: Assisting ASHA staff with the placement of program books, awardee photo opportunities, and finding seats.
  • Scanning badges and collecting session/event tickets: Scanning attendees badges for validation, and/or collecting paper receipts/tickets from attendees at various sessions and events.
  • Assisting with pre-event set-up: Working closely with ASHA staff to set up for the Convention. (May include volunteer shifts on Wednesday.)

The assignments are tentative and subject to change, so we appreciate your flexibility.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must:

  • Be full-time undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Be available and able to work a 10–12 hour shift (one full day) during the 2024 ASHA Convention, as scheduled.
  • Attend one mandatory orientation meeting prior to their work assignment (this meeting will depend on the student's scheduled work day). Orientation sessions will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 5, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Be willing to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment. Some jobs require spending extended periods of time on your feet.
  • Be confident, flexible, and professional.

Student Volunteers Receive

  • A special ASHA volunteer T-shirt
  • Access to sessions that you monitor during your working period
  • The opportunity to meet and network with your peers and ASHA members
  • Registration reimbursement (see below for qualifications and amounts)

Registration, Fees, Reimbursement, and NSSLHA Membership

  • If you are accepted as a student volunteer, you will need to register for the ASHA Convention.
  • Student volunteers will be reimbursed for the NSSLHA/ASHA Grad Student Member registration rate.
  • To be eligible to receive a full refund of your Convention registration at the NSSLHA/ASHA Grad Student Member rate, you must:
    • Be a National NSSLHA member. (National NSSLHA membership is different than school/chapter affiliations.)
    • If you are not yet a National NSSLHA member, you may apply for membership before registering for the ASHA Convention.
  • Registration Reimbursement
    • IMPORTANT: The cost of your registration will be refunded 2–4 weeks post-Convention. Student volunteers are responsible for covering their own travel, lodging and meals. Be sure to take these costs into account when you apply to be a student volunteer.

Application Notifications

Acceptance/non-acceptance notifications will be sent via email from by October 7, 2024. Please be sure to check your spam, junk, or quarantine folders if you did not receive your notification.


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About ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology assistants; and students.

About the Convention

The ASHA Convention is one of the largest professional development events for audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; and speech-language pathology and audiology assistants. Bringing together approximately 15,000 attendees, the annual Convention offers more than 2,500 sessions eligible for ASHA continuing education credit covering the latest research, clinical skills, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders.

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