Category Archives: volunteer opportunity

Attend ESRI FEDUC for Free! 10-11 Feb

Student Volunteers Needed for the
Esri Federal GIS Conference and the
Esri Developer Summit, Washington, DC
February 10–11, 2014 | Esri Federal GIS Conference
February 12, 2014 | Esri Developer Summit
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Find out how you can attend free of charge!
Esri is seeking student volunteers to support its annual
Federal GIS Conference and Developer Summit,
Washington, DC (DEV DC). You can attend this event for free
in exchange for volunteering a day or more of your time.
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how geospatial
technology supports mission-critical activities at agencies
across the nation. The Esri Federal GIS Conference and the
DEV DC host the largest gathering of federal geospatial
leaders, decision makers, and geographic information
system (GIS) professionals. Esri® solutions support many
disciplines including land and natural resources, health and
human services, science and exploration, national security,
and global affairs.
Volunteer duties may include
• Greeting and offering assistance to attendees.
• Taking on-site registrations.
• Handing out and collecting surveys.
• Monitoring sessions and counting attendance.
Learn more about the Esri Federal GIS Conference
at and the DEV DC at
To sign up, e-mail your resumé to
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DC Drone User Group: Build Party–Jan 26, Reston

Come by if you want to learn more about UAS and remote sensing!  AND–I need some help building our NOVA/ASPRS UAS!

NOVA Labs, 11409-F Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA   10am-6pm

This event is for:

• Newbies who would like to learn how to build their own drone from an inexpensive yet flexible DC Drone User Group Curated Kit! (Available

• Current users who would like technical support or to connect with other users

• Experts who would like to volunteer and help others and network.

This build workshop will be at Nova Labs due to popular demand!

Crisis Mapping for the Philipines Humanitarian OSM Team

Here’s the information on the Crisis Mapping for Philipines:  this event is closed, but there is some information on it about the Team and how to join.

Additional information on the Humanitarian OSM team:  You’ll also find information about the group in general and what needs they have.

Attend AAG Tampa–for free!

Conference assistants needed for AAG Annual Meeting

Eligible members are invited to get involved in the AAG Annual Meeting by donating some of their time as a conference assistant. Student members and AAG members who are unemployed or underemployed are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity to help offset their meeting registration costs. AAG Annual MeetingAAG Spring 2014

National Map Corp Volunteers


The mapping crowd-sourcing program, known as The National Map Corps ( TNM Corps), encourages citizens to collect structures data by adding new features, removing obsolete points, and correcting existing data for The National Map database

If you have access to the Internet and are willing to dedicate some time editing map data we hope you will consider participating!  Volunteers can now contribute data for all 50 states! You do not need to live in available states to participate. Our editing guidelines explain how you can contribute data from anywhere.


You would be using our online map editor to edit USGS structures data by updating existing features, adding new features, and removing obsolete features. You can choose what types of structure features to edit (from our list of structures ) and edit in any of the available states shown above!


1)      Read through the editing guidelines to learn more about the project and how to contribute.

2)      Create an account to access the online map editor .

3)     Follow the directions on how to edit and add points to get started.

The National Map

The USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) sponsored various forms of volunteer map data collection projects over the past two decades. Citizen cartographers revised many maps during this period, but the program was suspended in 2008.

New technologies and Internet services have made it easy to georeference many different types of information and share this information with others on map-based Internet platforms and social networking sites in recent years.

This activity has been referred to as crowdsourcing, and the information produced has been called volunteered geographic information (VGI).

In light of this rapidly changing technical landscape, the increasing use of social software for citizen mapping, and the mandates for more transparency and citizen involvement in government, the USGS has revitalized its volunteer program.

As a result, the USGS has launched a pilot project to once again encourage citizen participation.

Continue reading The National Map

Mentoring Opportunity: Dream Project Mentoring Program




Mentor Application


 The Dream Project is a non-profit organization that encourages and supports promising immigrant youth in their pursuit of higher education through mentoring, scholarships, advocacy, and community outreach.


The mentoring program is geared towards preparing local high school students to gain admission to and succeed in college. The mentees of the program are current high-school seniors from Northern Virginia. The mentors of the program are current college students from surrounding colleges and universities in the area.


Continue reading Mentoring Opportunity: Dream Project Mentoring Program

ESRI User Conference Student Assistantship Program

Free conference registrations available and the student workers also get housing and a meal allowance in the assistantship program.

Students interested in participating in the Esri International User Conference Student Assistantship Program are encouraged to submit their application soon. This is a great opportunity for students interested in geospatial technology to attend the UC for free!* In exchange for helping Esri staff around the conference, students can attend sessions and network with GIS professionals from around the world.

The application deadline is April 6. Complete details are at Please forward to your students who may be interested. Many thanks.

*Students pay for their own travel and personal expenses.


Location Intelligence Conference Volunteer Opportunity

Directions Magazine is looking for a few volunteers for their Location Intelligence Conference.  In exchange for your time, they will offer free pass to the conference.  They are looking for students to work 4 hour shifts during the event, at each of their three breakout rooms for the two day conference and one or two at the registration desk.  Please click on the link for more details about the conference:

Please contact Jane Elliott, if you are interested.  Her email is

Student Volunteers needed at next ASPRS Conference

ASPRS 2012 Annual Conference

March 18-23, 2012

Sacramento, California

 Attention all student members of ASPRS!

 If you have not already done so, plan now to attend this conference

as a Student Volunteer and pay NO registration fee.

If you are a student at an accredited college/university and would like to attend this conference without paying the required conference registration fee, consider serving as a Student Volunteer.  Note, volunteers are responsible for all other expenses including travel, accommodations and meals.

The Conference Volunteer Coordinator is looking for Student Volunteers to help from Sunday, March 18 – Friday, March 23, 2012.  In exchange for the opportunity to attend the General and Technical Sessions, visit the Exhibit Hall, and enjoy the Exhibitor’s Reception, Student Volunteers will be required to work at least 8 hours during the conference.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the geospatial field, meet some of the top names in the industry, and explore job possibilities; you are encouraged to bring your resumé as a special area will be set aside for resumé postings.  In addition, the ASPRS Student Advisory Council has organized a Student-Employer Meet and Greet and informal evenings out for students during the conference.

If you are interested in attending as a volunteer, fill out an application and send it in.

Also, see the description of Volunteer Tasks.

All applications must be submitted by e-mail to the Conference Volunteer Coordinator, Rakesh Malhotra, at  Please include ASPRS Volunteer Program in the Subject Line of all e-mail correspondence.  Assignments will be made on a first come basis.

Here is a timeline for the Student Volunteer process:

Application Deadline:  February 17, 2012

Student Volunteer work schedules announced:  the last week in February

 Please note:  This message is being sent to all ASPRS Student Members and faculty.  If you have already submitted a Volunteer application, please ignore this email or pass it along to a friend.