Student volunteers

Call for Participation Student Volunteers

Important Dates

November 1, 2013: Student volunteer lottery registration system is open at:
July 4, 2014: Deadline to register for volunteer lottery
July 11, 2014: Applicants will be informed of their acceptance or waitlist status

Student volunteers are essential to the success of the NordiCHI conference. In return for help at the conference, student volunteers receive a number of benefits.

You commit to:

Complete 16 hours of volunteer work at the conference during October 26-30, 2014. In return, you get:

• Free conference registration & reception ticket
• A unique NordiCHI SV t-shirt
• A momentous SV party

While the volunteer duties are not always glamorous, they do provide a unique opportunity to closely interact with NordiCHI contributors, attendees, and other student volunteers. Volunteering provides a structured and welcoming way for students in various stages of their research career to become part of the Nordic CHI community.

Students often report that the connections they make while volunteering are the greatest benefit of SVing. Indeed, it is not uncommon for future collaborations, internships/jobs, and friendships to be made through the SV experience.


Volunteers must be undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. students during the 2013-2014 and/or the 2014-2015 academic year. All students, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply. Volunteers will need good communication skills in English. Fluency in one or many of the Nordic languages can come in handy but is not a necessity. No experience is required, but we are looking for enthusiastic, reliable people.

Only the most qualified individuals will be chosen as student volunteers:

Upon Acceptance

Student volunteers will be chosen from applications received by July 4, 2014.

Those volunteers initially selected will be notified on July 11, 2014 so that they can begin making any necessary arrangements and get involved in the online student volunteer community. The waiting list will consist of applications received by the deadline but not initially selected. 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 July 4 is encouraged. However, applicants on the waiting list are often accepted, so do not be discouraged from applying after the preliminary deadline. Some volunteers always drop out, so we highly encourage students to continue checking the waitlist.

Student Volunteers Co-Chair

Eve Hoggan, Aalto Science Institute & Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
Airi Lampinen, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT & University of Helsinki

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