National Convention & Exhibition 2024


20 – 22 AUGUST 2024

Volunteer with AHRI

Gain valuable front-line event experience at Australia’s premier HR event.

Unlock Opportunities

Becoming a volunteer at the upcoming AHRI convention & exhibition offers a range of valuable benefits, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your professional journey through building your personal brand, by affiliating with AHRI, gaining exclusive behind-the-scenes insights, networking with industry professionals, and accessing high-quality learning opportunities.

Your contribution will play a pivotal role in the success of Australia’s premier HR event.

Benefits of volunteering with AHRI

Enhanced Personal Branding

Showcase AHRI affiliation on platforms like LinkedIn for boosted personal brand visibility.

Exclusive Event Experience

Gain behind-the-scenes insights at Australia’s premier HR event for a unique and firsthand understanding.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with HR practitioners, AHRI staff, and emerging professionals to expand your industry network.

Insightful Learning

Attend sessions by local experts, including keynote speeches and panel sessions, to stay updated on leading HR topics.

Access to Exclusive Events

Engage with industry leaders at the Official Opening, Welcome Reception, and exhibition, fostering connections.

Training and Site Tour

Enhance skills through training sessions, site tours, and group photos, creating memorable experiences.

Dedicated Volunteer Lounge

Enjoy a community space for relaxation and connection during the event.

Guidance and Support

Receive instructions and support from dedicated coordinators throughout the volunteering experience.

Comprehensive Resources

Receive event manuals, pocket guides, catering, delegate satchel, exclusive attire, and confirmation of participation for a well-rounded volunteering experience.

Start your volunteering journey today

What you will do

Volunteers will fulfil a variety of roles across the event. These include logistics, administration, customer relations and more: 

  • Meet and greet  – Assist the convention secretariat with meeting and greeting delegates, answering enquiries, providing direction and general assistance 

  • Registration staff  – Check-in delegates upon arrival, print and hand out name badges, and distribute delegate bags

  • Room monitors – Usher delegates into session rooms, monitor seating and numbers in concurrent sessions and assist latecomers 

  • Information and directions – Direct delegates between sessions, rooms and the exhibition space, manage traffic flow and answer queries 

  • Speaker assistant – Escort speakers as required, introduce them to relevant staff and suppliers and assist them with onsite requirements 

At the induction, you will receive training and instruction on all the above tasks and responsibilities. Allocation of roles will be conducted upon arrival each day. Specific requests will be taken into consideration where possible, but will ultimately be dictated by the needs of the Convention at the time. You can expect to perform a variety of roles across your shifts, sometimes being asked to change as the need arises. 

What you need to know

Monday 20 August to Wednesday 22 August 

On-site induction: Sunday 19 August, 5:00pm-6:30pm (compulsory requirement) 

Volunteers may be required during the following days and times:

  • Monday 20 August 7:30am – 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 21 August 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 22 August 8:00am – 5:00pm 

Volunteer selections are based on the needs of the event. Priority will be given to those volunteers who are available for multiple days. 

Your responsibilities

  • Attend the compulsory induction session at the MCEC on Tuesday 10 August from 5:00pm to 6:30pm 
  • Arrive on time for all scheduled shifts 
  • As the face of the Convention, you will be helpful, have an enthusiastic attitude and a professional and respectful approach 
  • Cover your own travel expenses to and from the event 
  • Dress in accordance with our event uniform policy (below)