Fall Research Conference



APPAM Volunteer Opportunities


APPAM Volunteer Opportunities and Resources


Looking to get involved with APPAM but don't know where to start? Serving as a volunteer for APPAM is a great way to grow professionally, build relationships with peers across the country and develop leadership skills. With so many high-quality proposals to review, committees to oversee, and expert content to deliver, we rely on help from our community to keep our conferences and content top-notch and running smoothly. 

The opportunities below are split into two categories: Fall Conference and General Opportunities. Please note that these opportunities are ordered by the date the form closes as this page will be regularly updated. If you do NOT see a link, the form has not yet been opened. 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering and we hope to work with you soon!

Fall Conference Volunteer Opportunities

Position Description Date Closed Time Commitment
Program Committee Reviewers   March 31, 2022  
Chairs & Discussants   July 25, 2022  

Onsite Logistics

This role will include greeting attendees at the registration kiosks and assisting them in their badge, lanyard, and print materials retrieval. Volunteers may be asked to gather badges from the printer, give the badge to the attendee, and assist in any explanations of programs or tickets, hand out lanyards, or other tasks as assigned onsite. Other roles include ticket collection and session attendance counting. 

Nov. 4, 2022


Onsite Communications

Volunteers needed to write session blogs and cover social media

Nov. 4, 2022

4 hours

Onsite Poster Judges

Judges are needed onsite to review the appearance, content and in-person presentation of the poster sessions. 

Nov. 4, 2022

2 hours



General Volunteer Opportunities




Date Closed

Time Commitment

Equity & Inclusion Fellowship

Review applications for the 2022 cohorts

June 10, 2022

2-4 hours

Community Chairs

APPAM Communities are virtual and physical communities, based on some element/idea around which community can be created. There are five current communities that need chairs, LQBTQ+ Researchers, BIPOC in Public Policy, First-Gen Researchers, Early Career Professionals and Women in Economics. Chairs will run the online communities, recruit new members, create conversations and connections online and help all members contribute, etc.

July 1, 2022


PhD Dissertation Award

Review 2022 applications

July 8, 2022

2-4 hours

APPAM Mentors


August 26, 2022

5 hours

Webinar & Podcasts

Host a podcast or webinar


1-2 hours





Entrepreneurship Policy Fellowship

Review 2022 applications


New Kauffman Award?




Questions about volunteer opportunities should be directed to info@appam.org