Join the friendliest language and literature convention in the northeast!

Why Volunteer?

Interested in contributing to an organization of 2,000 members? Desire to learn more about opportunities at NeMLA and preparing to run for the Board? We welcome you to inquire about volunteer opportunities!

We particularly encourage those who have been accepted to present at our annual convention or who are planning to attend to consider volunteering. NeMLA accepts inquiries about volunteering in late October, after convention sessions have been confirmed. 


Tasks that volunteers may be asked to complete at the convention may include: 

  • on-site registration
  • name badge organizing
  • guiding attendees to rooms
  • technology support
  • Exhibit Hall support to vendors and the Job Clinic
  • filing and organizing paperwork, tote bags, and office supplies
  • answering attendees' questions in-person about NeMLA-sponsored events outside of the convention location

We also welcome assistance with pre-convention tasks, such as judging NeMLA's Awards, especially the CAITY and Graduate Caucus Travel Awards and Essay Awards.


Interested in volunteering? Please send your name, email address, phone number, and most recent university affiliation to support@nemla.org.

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