GALA 2022 Conference Student Volunteers

Apply to be a GALA 2022 San Diego conference volunteer! Volunteers help GALA staff host one of the most popular and well-loved events for the language industry: GALA's annual conference. This April, we are looking forward to our first in-person event since 2019 and celebrating our 20-year anniversary.

Conference volunteer positions are available to students currently enrolled in translation, localization, internationalization, linguistic, and interpreting programs. We are seeking to fill 6-8 open positions.

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Why volunteer?

  • Learn from industry thought leaders
  • Make connections with future peers and colleagues
  • Explore opportunities and trends in the globalization and localization industry

What do conference volunteers do?

  • Registration and check-in assistance
  • Session room monitoring (preferred sessions noted but not guaranteed)
  • Registration set-up and break-down
  • Customer service
  • Tasks as requested by GALA staff

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program. All eligible student applications will be entered into a random drawing. 

 To apply to be a student volunteer:

  1. Log in to your GALA user account. If you do not have a GALA account, create one using your school email address.
  2. Click the button to apply, this will open the application form.
  3. Complete and save the application form by 7 March 2021.

After the deadline, GALA staff will review all the applications for eligibility. All eligible applications will be entered into a random drawing. Selected applicants will have one week to confirm acceptance of the position.

You will need the following materials to apply:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member at your current program
  • Proof of Enrollment that proves you are currently enrolled in an academic program; examples: an unofficial transcript or a signed note from university staff on official letterhead

Volunteer Eligibility:

  • This opportunity is open to first-time GALA conference volunteers.
  • You do not need to be a GALA member to apply.
  • Student volunteers must be currently enrolled in an academic program focusing on translation, localization, internationalization, linguistic, and interpreting programs.
  • GALA does not provide any accommodation or travel assistance; you may note if you are interested in shared accommodations with other volunteers on the application form.
  • Meals for main conference days include morning snack break, lunch, and afternoon snack break.
  • Volunteers are welcome to join us at the GALA Dinner on Monday, 25 April. 

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Volunteers work one full day and one half day in exchange for regular conference attendance the other 1.5 days. All volunteers are required to attend the onsite training.

  • Sunday 24 April: onsite training & final scheduling (afternoon; mandatory for all volunteers)
  • Sunday 24 April: half day (afternoon/evening)
  • Monday 25 April: full day
  • Tuesday 26 April: full day
  • Wednesday 27 April: half day (morning)

Volunteers will receive a ticket to enjoy GALA's Monday night dinner event.