Call for Volunteers

The ISH 2018 Call for Volunteers is now closed.

The Canadian Hematology Society is delighted to invite students and organizations from Vancouver and the surrounding area to volunteer at the 37th World Congress of the International Society of Hematology (ISH 2018) in beautiful Vancouver, Canada on September 13 to 16, 2018.

To make the Congress a great success we depend on local assistance from approximately 25 to 30 students or other volunteers with good English language skills. Volunteering is a great learning experience, and an opportunity to network, and to acquire insight into the operations of an international congress.

Volunteers for ISH 2018 are the first contact for many of the attendees. Their critical role is to welcome foreign participants and to foster a spirit of helpfulness and hospitality.

In return for volunteer services, ISH 2018 gladly offers the following benefits:

  • Complimentary food & beverage during volunteer shifts
  • A certificate of participation
  • Complimentary registration when a minimum of 2 shifts of 8 hours are confirmed throughout the Congress

The following volunteer positions are available during ISH 2018:

  • Session Room Assistant – Ensure the smooth running of the session, assisting the speaker where required, session attendance tracking etc.
  • Speaker Ready Room Assistant – Assist the speaker/presenter to upload their presentation material etc.
  • Poster Session Representative – Assisting the presenters where required
  • Host/Hostess for Social Events – Assist together with ICS staff whenever help is needed
  • Congress Bag preparation

Upon confirmation of local volunteers, a volunteer training manual will be provided to each individual. The volunteer manual outlines all of the responsibilities associated with their assigned roles and their scheduled volunteer shifts during the congress. We will also conduct one on-site training session before the start of the congress to ensure all volunteers are confident with the facility and their important role in the success of ISH 2018.

Important Dates

Call for Volunteers May 28, 2018
Application Deadline August 31, 2018
Shift Notification September 5, 2018
Registration Deadline September 9, 2018


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