CSCW 2010: The 2010 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work • February 6–10, 2010 • Savannah, Georgia, USA


Student Volunteers

Online Registration System:

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

  1. free conference registration,
  2. a cool t-shirt, and
  3. a complimentary Conference Reception ticket.

While the volunteer duties are not always glamorous, they do provide opportunities to meet and interact with CSCW contributors, attendees, and other student volunteers. Students often report that the ‘social networks’ they build from these interactions are the greatest benefit of being a volunteer.


Volunteers must be undergraduate, Master's, or Ph.D. students during the 2009-2010 academic year. All students, regardless of discipline, are encouraged to apply. No experience is required. We are looking for enthusiastic, intelligent, reliable people. Volunteers must commit to 20 volunteer hours of work at the conference between 6 -10 February 2010.


Updated: We will run the lottery shortly and inform the students who have been selected to be student volunteers. The lottery will also assign students positions in the waiting list. Usually if you are among the top people in the waiting list you still have a chance to be a student volunteer.This is because other students often drop out from their positions. Please keep checking the list as the conference dates approach. Students can still sign up to be added at the end of the waiting list via the online registration system.

Upon Acceptance

Student volunteers will be chosen at random from applications received by 31 August 2009. Those volunteers initially selected will be notified in September so 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 in the order in which they are received.

Historically, more students apply than can be accepted, so early application is encouraged. However, applicants on the waiting list are often accepted, so do not be discouraged if you are applying close to or after the preliminary deadline.

Visa Information

If you are an accepted SV and you need a visa to enter the U.S., please contact us immediately so we can start processing. Depending on where you are coming from and your nationality, getting a visa can be difficult, but we will work as quickly and efficiently as possible so that it is not a problem.

Housing Information

No sponsored housing will be provided to student volunteers. However, we do not think it should be difficult to find affordable accommodation and transportation options in Savannah. Please stay tuned to this space for more information as the conference draws closer.

Student Volunteers Co-Chairs