Volunteer Application

Volunteer at the National Adaptation Forum

Take advantage of this unique opportunity for students and early career professionals to mingle with leading climate change adaptation practitioners at the National Adaptation Forum May 9-11, 2017. As a volunteer you will be able to participate in many sessions and learn more about climate vulnerability assessment, adaptation strategies and solutions, ensuring social equity and climate justice, and innovative and achievable planning and management for society and the natural world, and the best ways to implement it. Get in on the ground floor of the growing community of practice and start becoming climate-savvy today. Instructions are available in PDF here or below. 

What does being a National Adaptation Forum Volunteer entail?

Volunteers will be able to attend half of the sessions and are asked to dedicate the other half of their time to volunteering. General responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Greeters: Greeters will be stationed throughout the facility directing people and maintaining the flow of participants to event sessions, the exhibit area in the Midway, etc. and staffing the information desk

Session Monitors: Stationed inside session room, assist speakers as needed, assure proper signage posted at door, alert designated persons of any problems with audio visual equipment, seating, etc. and make sure the session stays on schedule

Social Media Outreach: Assist in Social Media outreach by tweeting, posting information on Facebook, and taking pictures of the Forum with your mobile device

Jack-of-All-Trades: In addition to the items above, you may be asked to support the National Adaptation Forum Coordinators in other areas. These activities include but are not limited to: general runner - communicating any needs for participants or presenters, assist with counting number of attendees per session, and immediately report any participant or presenter challenges to Forum Coordinators as soon as possible for resolution.

What does a National Adaptation Forum Volunteer receive?

  • Full registration fees waived for all three days for a daily 4.5 hour volunteer commitment
  • Free lunch and snacks!
  • Volunteer certificate from the National Adaptation Forum
  • Networking opportunities galore!

Volunteer expectations

  • Serious minded, helpful, flexible, courteous, and committed
  • Attend a volunteer training session
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to your shift
  • Check-in and out at the volunteer check-in desk

Volunteer Application Instrutctions 

Create your profile

If you have already created a profile, log in using the same credentials: http://nationaladaptationforum.org/user/dashboard.

If you have not created a profile, please take a few moments to orient yourself to the Forum submission proposal process by creating an account here: http://nationaladaptationforum.org/user/dashboard.

Then review the instructions below to learn more about how to submit new, modify existing or add additional proposals.

  • Click here and you will be directed to the MY FORUM page
  • You will be asked to create your personal PROFILE.
  • Once you have set-up your profile you will receive a confirmation email with a temporary password. Please log in and change your password as your email and password allow you access to your PROFILE and VOLUNTEER APPLICATION.

Apply to volunteer

Please answer the following questions to tell us more about yourself:

How comfortable are you with climate change? Pick one answer: 

  • Not at all
  • Somewhat
  • Comfortable
  • Think about it everyday

How will attending the Forum and learning more about climate adaptation activities benefit your work or studies?

  • Provide us with a long and thorough response.
  • Maximum of 200 words

How do you expect to apply information learned at the conference into your day-to-day work/studies?

  • Provide us with a long and thorough response.
  • Maximum of 200 words