The volunteer application is currently closed while we review the current round of applicants. Please check back.

If you are familiar with the Pittsburgh area and are interested in riding the gallery shuttle routes on Wednesday during the day and/or the Thursday and Friday night reception shuttles, please send email to

If you’ve submitted an application and have not been offered a position by January 20, please feel free to register at the early bird rate before it closes on the 31st.  If you are offered a volunteer position after you have registered we will refund your fees.

Volunteer Positions include but are not limited to:

Demonstrator Assistant

Tasks Include:

Assisting with demonstrations and in hands-on process rooms.

Registration Assistant

Tasks Include:

Helping with onsite registration.

Set Up & Break Down Assistant

Tasks Include:

Setting up and taking down the Gallery Expo and Project Spaces.

Merchandise Sales Assistance

Tasks Include:

Talk with customers and assist in finding what they need as well as restock sold merchandise.

Conference Packet Stuffing

Tasks Include:

Arriving on Monday to start unpacking materials or working on Tuesday filling the conference bags that attendees will get.

K12 Exhibition Assistant

Tasks Include:

Helping out in the K-12 room which includes unpacking the work as well as assisting with setting up and then taking down the show.

Badge Checker

Tasks Include:

Badge checker at the doors to various lectures and events.


In exchange for volunteering you will receive a full conference pass and an NCECA Membership.

Volunteers are not placed on a first-come, first-served basis; flexibility in your schedule will increase your chance of being offered a position.

If you are local to Pittsburgh or know the area, we need volunteers to ride on the shuttle and tour buses and help guide attendees to the many exhibitions taking place in Pittsburgh.

There are many benefits to volunteering including meeting interesting people, learning new skills and getting to experience the conference from the inside. Connections are made and friendships formed!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:


Please contact our 2018 Pittsburgh, PA On-site Liaisons:

Shoji Satake

Kate Lydon