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Volunteer at MWSUG 2019

Ask not what MWSUG can do for you – ask what you can do for MWSUG! MWSUG is an all-volunteer organization. As such, we rely completely on volunteers like you to make the conference a success. Volunteering is a great way to network and become more active in the community of SAS users.

This year, we are in need of volunteers to serve as session coordinators. Session coordinators assist the sections chairs during the presentations. Each section at the conference consists of one to four half-day sessions, and each section chair is typically assisted by two session coordinators. Session coordinators help with timing the speaker, distributing handouts, taking care of lights, keeping the door closed during presentations, tidying the room at session end, possibly helping the speaker get set up, etc.

All volunteers are asked to attend a brief organizational meeting early Sunday evening (details to follow).


I want to volunteer! What do I do?

When you register for the conference, you will have the opportunity to let us know that you would like to volunteer. Registration begins June 10, 2019. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinators, Jenny Wolsk and Richann Watson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

When will I know at what time(s) I am scheduled to volunteer?

New for 2019, we are using an online system for volunteer self-scheduling. You'll be able to see all the available assignments and choose the one(s) you prefer. You might choose to volunteer in a section that is of interest to you, or perhaps there's a certain time of day you prefer to volunteer - the choice is yours! Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis so sign-up as soon as the Volunteer Coordinators notify you that the selection process has begun!

How will I be contacted about volunteering?

The Volunteer Coordinators will contact you via email using the address you provided during registration.

Do volunteers receive a registration discount?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a registration discount for our many volunteers. However, volunteers will be prominently acknowledged for their service.