Student Volunteers

Student Volunteers will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of the 2017 Industrial and Organisational Psychology (IOP) Conference. Being a Student Volunteer is a great way to network with your fellow students, APS members and APS National Office staff, as well as enjoying complimentary entry to conference events, including those events dedicated to students in attendance.


This exclusive experience is available to undergraduate and postgraduate (excluding PhD candidates) psychology students, who are enthusiastic and willing to contribute to make the 2017 IOP Conference a unique experience for all attendees.


Attend a compulsory briefing session at SMC Conference and Function Centre on Wednesday 12 July 2017 from 1pm – 5pm (approx.) to assist with satchel packing and delegation of duties, including sessions and registration desk assistance

All student volunteers are expected to be available to attend the duration of the Conference.


Main Volunteer Responsibilities

The general role for the volunteers is to assist onsite with delegates, help answer delegate questions about the venue, sessions and their room locations.

  • One to Two volunteers will be assigned to every session; Session responsibilities include being at the door of the session 15 minutes before the session starts, to welcome delegates and help direct them to the correct session rooms
  • Ensure the room is correctly set up and water jugs are full (venue staff will have done this, prior the session commencing)
  • Ensure the Session Chair is present and let them know that you are there to assist them if required (handouts of printed material etc.)
  • Remain at the back of the room to assist with any latecomers and so that the events team can contact you easily if required
  • In the event of a technical problem with presentations, audio visual contact the onsite Speakers Support Centre
  • If assigned to the registration desk, hand out name tags and satchels to delegates.



  • Complimentary Conference registration which includes; morning, afternoon tea and lunch throughout the Congress, attendance to the Welcome Cocktail Reception on Thursday 13th July, a Conference handbook and Satchel including inserts
  • When not required to assist with the Conference program, there is opportunity to sit in on sessions
  • The opportunity to network and make contacts for your future profession
  • Letter of participation post Conference.


Application Procedure: Applications for Student Volunteers will be opening in January 2017