Join as a Helper

Applications to be a Helper at EAB2021 are now open.

A group of people stand in a line wearing purple t-shirts saying 'Help is Here'
Our wonderful Helpers from the 2019 Annual Meeting in Belfast

We’re looking for Helpers to take part in Ecology Across Borders 2021, at the in-person event in Liverpool.

Being a Helper gives you the opportunity to be involved with the conference and Societies 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 the time at the meeting (this does not include the conference dinner). If you are successful in being selected as a volunteer, you will be asked to pay 100% of the concession registration fee as a deposit, of which 50% will be refunded before the meeting, and the remaining 50% 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 BES Events Officer, Georgina Glaser, if you have any questions.

Please note, places are limited. 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 during the application process.

  • Application deadline: 17:00 (BST), Thursday 23 September
  • Notification if successful: w/c 4 October

Apply 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.