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Student Volunteer Opportunities

Student volunteers at U.S. Travel’s ESTO participate in a wide range of tasks that help us deliver a successful conference. Thank you for considering being a part of our volunteer team.

We are excited to partner with you to help deliver a seamless conference and enable you to learn more about producing a conference and the travel industry. As a volunteer, you will be required to participate in a short training before the conference to ensure smooth onsite production and to set you up for success. Volunteers will receive complimentary admission to ESTO in exchange for approximately 10 hours of volunteer time during the three-day event.


Greeter - Greeters will be positioned at the front door and in other places where conference attendees may need directional help. As a greeter you will need to be familiar with all of the conference locations and schedules so that you can answer questions and provide directions as necessary. Greeters will also assist in the ballroom during keynote addresses to ensure that everyone has a place to sit. Greeters will need to be available in the morning as conference attendees start arriving and throughout the day between sessions.

Room Monitor - Room Monitors will staff concurrent session rooms and ensure that everything runssmoothly for the session. Specific duties include:

  • Making sure the speaker and moderator have everything they need
  • Addressing any needs that come up in the breakout session room
  • Making sure all attendees are seated in chairs and not on the floor

Room monitors’ shifts are approximately two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. As a room monitor, you will be assigned to a room for each session and you will need to stay in the room for the whole session. We will be sure to create a schedule that allows you to attend at least one of your preferred sessions. Room monitors to make sure that everything runs smoothly during breakout sessions. We need room monitors to be comfortable with being both approachable and assertive.

Why volunteer?

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with industry professionals
  • Work with like-minded, dedicated students to develop career-long relationships
  • Gain leadership visibility
  • Receive a complimentary ESTO registration, which includes access to Main Stage/general sessions and networking events

Who can volunteer?

Volunteer positions are open to current students (all degree levels) and recent graduates who are not yet employed.

Ready to volunteer? Apply now.