Volunteers are crucial staff for the STLHE conference to ensure the function of the conference and support of other staff, presenters and attendees runs smoothly, and leave attendees with a positive experience.


Why Volunteer?

What are the benefits of being a volunteer?


  • Network and meet professionals from Canada and around the world who are interested in teaching excellence and supporting student learning.
  • See innovative teaching approaches, learn about research on teaching in higher education through your support of conference sessions and keynote addresses (space and role permitting).
  • Add volunteer services to your CV and Resume.
  • Receive training related to your volunteer position.
  • Receive a letter of appreciation from the Conference Organizers to add to your CV, Resume or Portfolio.
  • As a volunteer, food and beverages will be supplied in the duration of your volunteer shift.

If you are from outside of the Ottawa area and would like to volunteer, accommodations, transportation and discounted conference rates are not included as part of volunteer benefits.


STLHE 2020 Volunteer Position Descriptions


Information Table

Volunteers in this role will welcome attendees to the conference and answer attendee questions and concerns as needed. Volunteers in this position will be knowledgeable about Ottawa, general conference information, be good communicators, calm, friendly, oriented toward helping and problem solving.


Persons in this role will help people find their way to different sessions, meals, main conference accommodations, and transportation.  Wayfinders will direct and sometimes walk attendees to locations they are seeking and maintain communication lines with conference planners to ensure new information or updates are distributed to conference attendees effectively.

Greeter/Conference Ambassador

Volunteers in this role will be the first point of contact to welcome attendees to the conference.  Volunteers in this position will be knowledgeable about general conference information, and will be required to complete various conference tasks, i.e. signage, set-up and/or take down, etc.

Elder Assistant

Also known as an “Elder’s helper”. Volunteers in this role will be available to assist the Elder (First Nations, Métis or Inuit Elder) in any of their needs.