UC Santa Barbara

April 28th - May 1st, 2021: Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education; July 2021 CHESC


Our conference relies on energetic volunteers who generously donate their time to make our event a success. Please consider joining our team.

Potential Tasks

  • On-Site Registration
  • Speaker assistance
  • Exhibit show assistance
  • Bike Valet 
  • Ushering
  • Distributing and collecting evaluation forms
  • Recycling
  • Placing and collecting linens 
  • Promoter for event greening program (e.g. encouraging registrants to use a reusable mug)
  • Offering directions
  • Misc. errands

The CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference welcomes persons with disabilities to volunteer and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, please note this information when registering and contact Giana Gurrera by no later than June 21st, 2019. After this date, our ability to meet your needs may be limited.

For preferences that are not related to accessibility concerns, we encourage volunteers to share those preferences with us. Please note however that we reserve the right to assign volunteers to the tasks that we need the most help with at the time. 


We encourage all attendees to volunteer for whatever amount of time they are available. Volunteers who commit to volunteering for two 5-hour shifts will be eligible for a discounted full conference registration pass (please see the registration page for exact pricing. You can also volunteer for just one 5-hour shift and in exchange register for a one-day conference registration also at a discounted price.

Volunteers are responsible for their own housing, transportation, and parking unless they are also accepted to the scholarship or fee waiver program.

Volunteer registration does not include the cost of field trips and/or pre and post conference workshops that show an additional fee unless you are assigned to be a volunteer at that particular event. Scholarships are also available for some of these events.

How to Become A Volunteer

You can sign up to be a volunteer when you register for the conference. There is no application process. You will be contacted by the conference organizing team shortly there-after to sign up for a volunteer shift.