WEEC 2017 - Call for Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee of the 9th World Congress on Environmental Education (WEEC 2017), International Conference Services Ltd. (ICS) is organizing the upcoming Congress to be held September 9 -15, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building in Vancouver, BC.

Our members come from a variety of institutions including universities, colleges, school districts, community groups, non-profit organizations, and provincial and regional governments. Our goal is to support community-based research on best practices for environmental education in both the formal and informal education sectors. 

It is an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, and to commune with like-minded people, to share your own work and to learn from others.

Volunteers for WEEC 2017 will be the first contact for many of the attendees. Their critical role will be to welcome foreign and local participants and to foster a spirit of helpfulness and hospitality. 

We would very much appreciate your assistance in helping to make this Congress a positive and memorable experience for all delegates. Please circulate our call for volunteers, as appropriate, through your institutions. 


Frequently Asked Questions and Terms of Engagement:

Why should you volunteer?
  • Unique opportunity to make a contribution to the community
  • Get an insider’s view on being part of an event
  • Gain useful job experience and satisfaction
  • Meet like-minded people as well as the leading experts environmental education
  • Identify possibilities for personal skills development
  • Strengthen your CV
In return for volunteer services WEEC 2017 gladly offers the following benefits:
  • Complimentary beverage during volunteer shifts
  • Complimentary Congress registration after completion of 3 full days of volunteering
  • A Certificate of Participation
Volunteer roles include:
  • Preparation of Congress Bags
  • Greeter/Host for Congress venue
  • Directional Assistance at the Congress Venue
  • Session Room/Speaker Podium Assistant
  • Registration Desk Representative
  • Exhibit Area and Poster Session Representative
You are required to:
  • Commit to a total of 3 full days of volunteering
  • Agree to wear black shoes, pants/skirt and a Volunteer T-Shirt (Shirt provided by the Congress)
  • Speak fluently in English
If you are interested in volunteering at this prestigious Congress, please complete the following application questions. Upon confirmation of your availability, you will be provided with a volunteer training manual. This manual will outline the responsibilities associated with your assigned role(s) and your scheduled volunteer shift(s).

Positions will be assigned based on qualifications and in order of applications received. All interested persons should contact weec2017 at icsevents.com for more information. We look forward to your participation in this unique event. Thank you for your support!