Call for Volunteers

The organizing committee of AfriCHI 2021 is looking for student volunteers to help make AfriCHI 2021 a fantastic conference. We welcome applications by certified doctoral, master, license, and bachelor students in the broad field of information and communication technologies.

Important Dates

Submission

13 December 2021

Notification

5 January 2021

Confirmation

18 January 2021

Submission Details

Online Application

( Click here )

Selection process 

Student volunteers will be chosen from applications received by August 3. Selected volunteers will be notified by August 17 so that they can begin making any necessary arrangements and get involved in the online student volunteer online community facilitated by the student volunteers chairs.
The waiting list will consist of applications received by the deadline but not initially selected together with applications submitted after the deadline. Applications received after the deadline will be placed at the end of the waiting list according to the order in which they are received.
Historically, more students apply than can be accepted, so application by the initial deadline is encouraged. However, applicants on the waiting list are often accepted, so do not be discouraged from applying after the preliminary deadline. Usually, some volunteers are eventually unable to travel, so students on the waiting list do get a chance of acceptance.

Expectations

Being a student volunteer is a very enriching experience. You will get to meet incredible people and make connections, and be an intrinsic part of a relevant HCI conference and the African CHI community. Besides, in return for helping us during the conference, you will also receive several benefits:

  • Free full conference registration (meals included)
  • A unique AfriCHI 2020 student volunteer t-shirt
  • Discounted housing

Benefits  

In return, we ask that you commit to approximately 20 hours of work during the conference, arrive at the conference in due time, and attend the mandatory orientation. You must have good communication skills in English. We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, and friendly people, both experienced SVs and those new to volunteering.

Questions?

Student Volunteer Co-chairs

Chinenye Ndulue, Dalhousie University, Canada
Contact: student-volunteers@africhi.org

We hope you will join us online from 8-12 March 2021.