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Digital Engagement Volunteers Needed (in-person & online)

Interested in attending the IIC 30th biennial Congress and boosting your CV whilst supporting a global community of conservators and cultural heritage professionals? 

After our hugely successful 2020 and 2022 online/hybrid congresses, Lima will be hosting a hybrid in-person/online IIC Congress this September. As with past congresses, we will need extra hands to support our digital and in-person engagement activities and session moderating. Volunteering at the IIC Congress is a great way to widen your professional network, gain skills working behind the scenes of a conference, and grow your confidence writing for a professional audience. We have a limited number of places available for those wishing to contribute some volunteer hours during the Congress this year, and preference will be given to those attending in person. Be sure to put in your application by 22 June 2024.


Volunteer Benefits 

In exchange for your help, we are happy to offer a year of FREE IIC MEMBERSHIP which comes with the benefit of FREE ONLINE ACCESS and discounted in-person registration fees for Congress and other IIC events, as well as a variety of resources to support your career and professional development (if you are already a member, IIC will extend your membership for the following year). See the details below.

Volunteers receive:

 • Free online registration and greatly discounted in-person registration for the Congress

 • Access to all Congress sessions (as far as volunteer duties allow) including 6 months post-Congress platform access

 • One year of free membership to IIC (includes 20% discount on Routledge publications)

 • Reference Statement and Letter of Recognition from IIC


Volunteer Requirements

Congress Volunteers are required to:

 • Be at least 18 years of age

 • Speak and write in English (preference for those who also speak Spanish)

 • Attend the mandatory Volunteer Orientation Sessions (dates TBD) and assist in pre-event preparation activities

 • Be available during all dates of the Congress: 23 – 27 September 2024 

 • Have a valid private email address (no shared email addresses, please)

 • Be responsible for working with IIC’s DEV Coordinator, Sharra Grow, to solidify your volunteer assignments and schedule

 • Agree to the Recording and Copyright Release (attached below)

 • Acknowledge and adhere to the IIC Community GuidelinesCode of Conduct and Data and Privacy Policy 


Volunteer Assignment: Digital and In-Person Engagement Roles

In this role you will:

 • Be a moderator for at least two Congress sessions including the live Q&A segment at the end of each session (these may involve in-person and online tasks)

 • Source and post relevant topics and comments to the live discussion thread associated with your assigned sessions and the accompanying live Q&A, to encourage and monitor participation and questions from Congress delegates.

 • Create session summary blog posts (max. 500 words each) for the IIC Congress Website, highlighting and selecting best photos from the presentations to be used across IIC’s social media channels.

 • Generate social media posts regarding your moderated sessions, to be shared via IIC’s social media channels during and after Congress week.


How to Apply

Please email your CV with a cover letter detailing your interest, related experience, and whether you will attend the Congress in-person in Lima. Applications are due 22 June 2024 to DEV Coordinator Sharra Grow at: 


Deadline for Applications: 22 June 2024