ASHA Convention Student Volunteers

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Registration 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 receive a full refund of your Convention registration at the NSSLHA/ASHA Grad Student Member rate, you must be a National NSSLHA member. NSSLHA members receive a reduced registration fee for the ASHA Convention. If you are not yet a National NSSLHA member, you may apply for membership before registering for the ASHA Convention. Credit card refunds will be issued in 2–4 weeks following the event to student volunteers who completed their work assignment.

Although the cost of your registration is refunded post-Convention for your work, you are responsible for covering your own travel, lodging and meals. Be sure to take these costs into account when you apply to be a student volunteer.

About Volunteering

ASHA uses students to assist in various volunteer roles onsite during the in-person ASHA Convention. As a student volunteer, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with your peers and ASHA members. The assignments described below are tentative and subject to change, so we appreciate your flexibility.

Assignments include activities such as:

  • Monitoring session rooms: Helping to monitor education session room capacities, identify overflow opportunities 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 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 the line.
  • 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.
  • Collecting tickets: Collecting paper receipts/tickets from attendees at various sessions and events.


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 2023 ASHA Convention, as scheduled.
  • Attend one 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, November 15, and Thursday, November 16.
  • 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


Please contact if you have questions about volunteering.

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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; and speech, language, and hearing scientists. 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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