Thank you for your interest in volunteering at NASW-Oklahoma State Conference.

The NASW-Oklahoma State Conference requires the time and talents of many skilled volunteers throughout the year. This year, a total of 20 student volunteer positions are available. Each student volunteer will receive a limited edition NASW-OK State Conference Volunteer T-shirt, a letter of appreciation, as well as full access to the conference for the low price of $50.

The Student Volunteer Sign Up Form and registration is located in the Q&A section. Please read the following information carefully before signing up.

Why volunteer at the NASW-Oklahoma State Conference?
This annual event is the largest conference in Oklahoma designed specifically for the unique skills, values, and continuing education of Oklahoma social workers. Student volunteers receive opportunities to build their resume, network with social work leaders from across the state, and have full access to CEU's specifically for Oklahoma social workers. And...there is a cool t shirt with a nice NASW-OK Letter of Appreciation too!

What is the registration rate for a student volunteer?
The cost is $50 for CSWE School Students in exchange for five hours of volunteer time. The costs include a NASW-OK t shirt and lunch on the day you volunteer. Full payment is required at registration. Full access to the conference is included in the registration cost.

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What types of tasks are asked of student volunteers?
As a volunteer, you may be assigned to one or more of the following:

  • Registration Desk: Handing out registration packets, completing and distributing continuing education certificates, distributing packets to exhibitors and speakers, creating onsite name badges, setting up/organizing/tearing down the registration area.
  • Session Monitor: Introducing the speaker, distributing session evaluations, making announcements, and monitoring room capacity.
  • Floater: Hanging signs, greeting and directing attendees, assisting individuals with disabilities, and other duties as assigned.
  • Session CEU Monitor: Hand out evaluation forms at the beginning of sessions, retrieve evaluations at the end of sessions, and return completed evaluations to the print shop. 
  • Truck Loader/UnloaderThursday from 6p to 8p only. Assisting vendors with unloading and transporting trade show materials to the exhibitor area. (Athletic shoes recommended.)

Tasks will be assigned onsite. However, if you require accommodations (need to be seated; cannot lift heavy items), please notify the NASW-Oklahoma at conference.naswok@socialworkers.org

When will I find out the time of my shift?
After completing registration, you can expect to receive your assigned volunteer shift the week prior to the conference. This information will be emailed to you, so please make sure you provide us with a valid email address and mark your calendar to keep an eye out for our message. If you don't see it by the end of the week, please check your Spam folder. 
Much time and thought is put into the scheduling and managing of all volunteers. While we would like to accommodate scheduling change requests, time limitations make it highly unlikely we will be able to do so
Where should I stay while at the conference?
You may obtain information about booking a hotel room at the discounted group rate on the conference registration website. Our room block always fills. Of course, you are free to book your room at any hotel that fits your budget.

What should I bring?
The dress at the conference is business casual. You should wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking a lot. Students signed-up for Thursday evening should wear clothes that are comfortable as they will be helping NASW staff load or unload the truck.

If I am unable to volunteer after I've registered, will I receive a refund?
No. The Student Volunteer registration fee is non-refundable.

How do I sign up to be a student volunteer?
Please complete the online Student Volunteer Registration Form by clicking the registration button above after thoroughly reading this FAQ. Payment is required at time of registration. You may pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. The deadline to register is March 6 or after we have 250 paid registrants - whichever comes first. 

You will be asked to indicate your preferred volunteer days and times on the application. Please keep in mind any workshops you may plan to attend and when you will be arriving and departing the conference before answering this question.
You will be assigned a shift during one of your preferred days and times. While we would like to accommodate scheduling change requests, should your availability change between the time you complete the application and the conference date, time limitations make it highly unlikely we will be able to do so - so please give this response careful consideration

I am having trouble registering. What do I do?
First, make sure you are signed into the NASW-Oklahoma website. If you are signed-in and are still having issues, call our Chapter Office at 405 286 4540 or by email at conference.naswok@socialworkers.org