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Mikel Robinson
Executive Director

International Association of Wildland Fire
1418 Washburn Street
Missoula, Montana 59801 USA

(01) (406) 531-8264
Toll Free from US & Canada:
(888) 440-IAWF (4293)



4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

At the Crossroads: Looking Toward the Future in a Changing Environment

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
February 18 -22, 2013

St. Petersburg, Russia
July 1 - 4, 2013


Get involved by donating some of your time during the conference as a volunteer.

Anyone is eligible to volunteer; however, students will have first preference. We may receive more interest than we have available shifts so everyone might not receive a shift. The deadline for volunteer applications is December 31, 2012. Once the schedule is fully staffed, names will be added to the conference volunteer wait list.

Volunteers MUST register for the conference and are responsible for their registration costs. Conference volunteers will receive reimbursement of $20 for every hour volunteered; a minimum of 8 hours is required. Those who pay for registration with a credit card will be reimbursed for their volunteer hours worked to the card used to pay for registration. All other volunteers will be reimbursed for their volunteer hours worked by check in US funds. Reimbursement cannot exceed the equivalent to your registration fee paid.

Shift Descriptions

  • Audio Visual/Presentation Gathering – Monitor the speaker ready room and collect presentations from speakers during assigned hours. This entails copying presentations from a thumb drive or CD onto a computer and placed in the appropriate session folder. The job requires knowledge of computers and power point.
  • Directional Staff/Surveys - Help attendees find their way around the conference. Directional Staff receive a conference map and FAQ sheet to assist them. Ask attendees survey questions during networking breaks and meal breaks. This job involves walking, answering questions and asking survey questions.
  • Registration Desk - Work at the IAWF registration desk during the conference. Give attendees their registration badges and materials at check-in and answer general questions. This job involves a lot of talking.
  • Session Monitor - Monitor a session room to keep talks running smoothly. Ensure all presentations for that session are properly loaded onto the presentation computer. Report any problems to conference staff. This job involves walking, answering some questions, some computer skills and being available if speakers or moderator needs assistance.
  • Tote Bag Stuffing - Help insert literature into the tote bags given to all attendees at the meeting. This job involves standing, lifting light items and working on Sunday or Monday before the conference.
  • Miscellaneous Helper - Assist with activities or needs as they arise.

Contact Mikel Robinson to sign up to be a volunteer today. Volunteer shifts will be assigned one month prior to the conference. (406)531-8264 or E-mail.








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