Volunteer Information

Are you enthusiastic, friendly, and always willing to help? If so, we want you to volunteer at CAEP 2016. Our volunteers are there to offer assistance, mingle with conference attendees, and most importantly, enjoy themselves.

It is expected that volunteers fulfill a minimum of half-day shift (4 hours) unless otherwise stated. In return, volunteers will be provided meals during their shift, a volunteer t-shirt, and a complimentary half-day registration for CAEP 2016 (which can be used the same day or at a later date). A full-day shift will result in receiving a complimentary full-day registration for CAEP 2016.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, contact: caep@taylorandassociates.ca.


Pre-Conference Jobs

1) Delegate Bags – June 3

Ten volunteers will be required to help prepare delegate bags.

2) Early Registration Desk – June 4

Volunteers are needed to hand out delegate bags and assist with schedules and questions, as needed.

3) AIME – June 3 and 4

CAEP’s Airway Interventions & Management in Emergencies (AIME) program is designed for acute care health professionals. Airway management is an advanced procedure which involves much more than the simple placement of an endotracheal tube. Decisions of when and why to intubate, by which method, with or without pharmacologic adjuncts, and what to do if things go wrong, must be made quickly and confidently.

Two volunteers each day (must be available for whole day) are required to assist with welcoming participants, registration, etc. These volunteers will have the unique opportunity to observe this excellent course in return for their services, but they will not be allowed to participate in the hands-on portions.

4) Emergency Medicine Review (EMR – ACT 1) – June 3 and 4

Emergency Medicine Review (EMR) is a robust CAEP program made up of concise, focused chapters with key concepts and core information served up in small bites so they are easy to digest.

Two volunteers (must be available for both days) are required to assist with welcoming participants, registration, etc. These volunteers will have the unique opportunity to observe this excellent course in return for their services, but they will not be allowed to participate in the hands-on portions.

Conference Jobs, June 5 – 8

Please note that some of these jobs allow for greater opportunity to listen to the presentations than others. Each of the following positions requires volunteers for each day.

Volunteers who commit to a full-day shift will be assigned to at least half a day in one of the presentation halls.

1) Concurrent Sessions

Two volunteers will be assigned to each room for a half-day or a full-day shift. One volunteer will stand outside the room welcoming attendees, reminding delegates to complete the session evaluation through the conference app, promoting the upcoming presentation, and asking people to silence cell phones and pagers. The second volunteer will lend support to the presenter, as needed. Detailed AV experience is not required as there will be AV technicians to help where needed.

Volunteers on the morning shift will also be expected to attend morning plenary session (beginning at 08:00). They will be encouraged to advertise the programs in their respective rooms as they make their way to their appointed stations.

All session volunteers will be invited to attend the lunch.

2) Hallway Monitors

Two volunteers will walk around the conference venue assisting delegates with their questions. Volunteers for this job must feel comfortable mingling with the delegates.

3) Registration Desk

Two volunteers daily will hand out delegate bags and assist delegates with schedules and questions, as needed.

4) Social Events

Volunteers may be needed to help with social events.

5) Directional Hosts

Volunteers will be positioned strategically to guide delegates to the registration area and conference session locations.