Call for Participation Student Volunteers

Important Dates

Student volunteers are essential to the success of the CSCW conference. In return for help at the conference, student volunteers receive a number of benefits.

You commit to:

Complete 20 hours of volunteer work at the conference during February 15-19, 2014. In return, you get: (please note: SV benefits are still being discussed)

While the volunteer duties are not always glamorous, they do provide a unique opportunity to interact closely with CSCW contributors, attendees, and other student volunteers. Volunteering provides a structured, cordial environment for students in various stages of their research career to become part of the CSCW community. Students often report that the 'social networks' they build from these meetings are the greatest benefit of being a volunteer. Indeed, it is not uncommon for future collaborations, internships/jobs, and friendships to be made through the SV experience.


Volunteers must be undergraduate, Master's, or Ph.D. students during the 2013-2014 academic year. All students, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply. No experience is required, but we are looking for enthusiastic, reliable people.

Upon Acceptance

Student volunteers will be chosen from applications received by October 7, 2013.

Those volunteers initially selected will be notified on October 14, 2013 so that they can begin making any necessary arrangements and get involved in the online student volunteer community. The waiting list will consist of applications received by the deadline but not initially selected. Applications received after the deadline will be placed at the end of the waiting list in the order in which they are received.

Historically, more students apply than can be accepted, so early application is encouraged. However, applicants on the waiting list are often accepted, so do not be discouraged if you are applying close to or after the preliminary deadline. Some volunteers always drop out, so we highly encourage students to continue checking the waitlist.

Student Volunteers Co-Chair

Victoria Schwanda Sosik, Cornell University
Kathy Weaver, University of Maryland Baltimore County