Call for Volunteers

Thank you to all who have applied to volunteer at the STI & HIV 2019 World Congress, Joint Meeting of the 23rd ISSTDR & 20th IUSTI!

Volunteer Applications have been processed and accepted volunteers have been notified of their shifts via email. Should you have any questions, please feel free to email the Staff Manager at stihiv2019-staff at

The STI & HIV 2019 World Congress, Joint Meeting of the 23rd ISSTDR & 20th IUSTI, is delighted to invite students and organizations from Vancouver and the surrounding area to volunteer at the STI & HIV 2019 World Congress taking place July 14 – 17, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building in Vancouver, Canada. We expect 1,000+ delegates from around the world to attend.

We require local assistance from students or other volunteers with good English language skills to assist with welcoming Canadian and international delegates at the STI & HIV 2019 World Congress. Volunteering is a great learning experience and provides an opportunity to network and acquire insight into the operations of an international congress.

Congress volunteers are critical to the success of the STI & HIV 2019 World Congress. They are the first contact for many of the attendees, and we rely on them to foster a spirit of helpfulness and hospitality.

Frequently Asked Questions and Terms of Engagement:

Why should you volunteer?

  • Unique opportunity to contribute to the community
  • Get an insider’s view of being part of an event
  • Gain useful job experience and satisfaction
  • Meet like-minded people as well as the leading experts in the fields of STI/HIV research
  • Opportunities for career and personal skills development
  • Strengthen your CV

In return for volunteer services, the STI & HIV 2019 World Congress gladly offers the following benefits:

  • Complimentary admission to the Congress for the days/times you do not work
  • A Certificate of Participation

You are required to:

  • Commit to at least one 7-hour shift on two consecutive days (total of 14 hours)
  • Agree to wear black shoes, pants/skirt and a Volunteer T-Shirt (Shirt provided by the Congress)
  • Speak fluent English
  • Attend a volunteer conference call for a staff training session on Saturday, July 13 (not applicable if you only sign up for the volunteer shift of “Congress Bag preparation” on Saturday, July 13)

If you are interested in working at this prestigious Congress, please complete the application on the Congress Website. Upon confirmation of your availability, you will be provided with a volunteer training manual in June. This manual will outline the responsibilities associated with your assigned role(s) and your scheduled volunteer shift(s).

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Positions will be assigned based on qualification and in order of applications received.

For questions, please email

We look forward to your participation in this unique scientific event. Thank you for your support!

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