Undergraduate Research Program


Volunteer at the Undergraduate Research Symposium

Volunteers are critical for the success of the Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

Please check this page in late February for more information and details about how to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions, contact us at urp@uw.edu.

Volunteer roles and descriptions:

Material Preparation

  • Readying materials for the Symposium day.

Pre-Event Setup & Pre-Registration

  • Setup easels, tables, etc. in preparation for the big day!

General Assistants

  • Poster/room setup, registration support, signage, greeters, traffic directors, engaging with poster presenters, poster handling, etc.

Registration, UW Staff and Invited Only

  • Registration Volunteers must be UW staff or invited by URP to sign-up and train for registration shifts.
  • Assist in registering all presenters of the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • This position requires a bit more in the way of responsibility and will include a brief training to go over registration procedure(s), duties, etc. prior to shifts.

Oral Presentation Session Assistants

  • Assist Oral presenters and faculty moderators with technical equipment, keeping time, etc. for oral presentations.
  • This position requires a bit more in the way of responsibility and includes one pre-event training session to go over technical equipment in the rooms, duties, etc.

Visual Arts and Design Showcase Assistants

  • The Visual Arts and Design Showcase assistant will guide Symposium attendees to a secondary location to view the art displays and presentations by students.

Tear Down

  • Clean up and tear down of event.