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ICCB 2023 Planning Volunteers

ICCB planning committees play an important role in helping to organize, promote, and manage ICCB. 

Volunteers work on several planning aspects to ensure robust programmatic content, a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees, student advancement and professional development opportunities, and more. Volunteers gain new career boosting skills in project management, team building, and event organizing while helping SCB deliver a forward-looking Congress that will shape the future of conservation.

ICCB is not a success without the volunteers who make the meeting the best it can be for all attendees. Our call for volunteers is open through 7 April. If you would like to serve on a committee, please complete the committee sign-up form. Volunteers should already have plans to attend the congress. ICCB seeks ~4-7 volunteers per committee. 

  • Communications Committee: Develops communications messaging around the ICCB theme and content presented at the Congress in a way that raises awareness about ICCB 2023, connects attendees to one another, and drives engagement with the broader conservation community before and during the Congress.
  • Education & Student Affairs Committee: Manages the "Best Student Presentation" competition and works with the LOC on student activities at ICCB.
  • Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Committee: Works on initiatives that support DEI in the Rwandan context and promotes an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment at ICCB.
  • Local Organizing Committee: Specific to individuals living in Kigali and the broader region, the LOC ensures that ICCB incorporates local culture and art into its programming, identifies fun local congress activities, consults on entertainment and education for the opening and closing ceremonies to for regional cultural significance, and identifies and secures local volunteers to assist with the coordination of local logistics.
  • Travel Awards Committee: Oversees the call for travel awards application review and selection process.

ICCB On-site Volunteers

ICCB is supported by up to 50 volunteers who provide support in different areas, including session moderation.

Volunteers must be registered attendees and are sourced during the ICCB 2023 registration process. Preference is given to students and SCB members from developing countries. Delegates can indicate their interest to serve as an on-site volunteer when they register for the congress. 

Onsite volunteers are critical to providing a positve attendee experience at ICCB and ensuring that events and programs run smoothly and are inclusive.