Call for Helpers

Applications to be a Helper at BES2022 are now open.

Helpers at BES2019 in Belfast

We’re looking for Helpers to take part in the BES Annual Meeting 2022, in Edinburgh.

Being a Helper gives you the opportunity to be involved with the Society behind the scenes – working with the venue, speakers, thematic topic organisers, and on various events taking place throughout the meeting. In return you get your registration fee reimbursed.

Helpers are expected to attend the event in person and assist the conference staff 50% of time at the meeting (this does not include the conference dinner). You will be asked to pay a concession registration fee as a deposit, and this will be returned to you after the meeting, subject to the Code of Conduct below.

Please note that these positions are primarily for students and retired members that wish to attend the meeting, however please do contact the BES Events Team, if you have any questions.

Please note, places are limited, and if we receive a large number of applications we will close submission early.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please download the Code of Conduct for Volunteers below and read carefully. If you are happy with the Code of Conduct, please sign and upload the document when instructed on your online application form below.

Application deadline: 17:00 (BST), Monday 29 August.

Notification if successful: w/c 10 October

Apply here to be a Helper

Testimonials from previous Helpers:

Mariann Biro:

Becoming a helper made me feel very proud, as I could give something back to this amazing organisation, while I could also listen to inspiring speakers, getting to know exciting projects – some of them completely cutting edge! I now have a sense of belonging to this vibrant community that brings all these people together with diverse ecological interests and pushes humanity forward.         

Eline Susset:

In addition to attend lots of high-quality talks and plenaries and to meet wonderful people from many countries, I saw the event’s backstage and enjoyed meeting the AV staff, meeting new friends among the helpers and organizers, and discussing with the Chairs. It was also so great to be able to help many people (from students to senior researchers) and to see them gratefully smiling when they were provided information.