Call for volunteers

The CIM Convention + Expo is a few short weeks away! We’re looking for an amazing team of volunteers to help make this hugely popular event a fun and information-packed experience for everyone. Your role is critical. Yours will be the welcoming face and first contact Convention delegates will meet first. 

Join our team and receive a FREE student registration. Get noticed by the mining community and boost your CV!

Key dates are:

  • Volunteer application deadline: March 11, 2022
  • Volunteer notification: April 1, 2022 

Why should you volunteer?

  • Opportunities to meet, listen, learn and engage with world-class professionals
  • Get an insider’s view on running an event
  • Gain useful job experience and satisfaction
  • Meet like-minded people as well as the leading experts in various fields

In return for volunteer services, CIM gladly offers the following benefits:

  • Complimentary Conference registration in exchange for 12 hours or more of your time
  • Technical sessions (exclusive of your work schedule)
  • Access to Conference presentations online

You are required to:

  • Commit to a minimum of 12 hours of volunteering, including 1 hour of training.
  • Exude a positive attitude and high degree of flexibility
  • Act as an ambassador for CIM. Good customer service skills.
  • Agree to wear black shoes and pants/skirt - and a volunteer T-shirts

Volunteer Positions:

  • Greeter/Hostess at Convention venue: Welcome attendees to the Convention. Offer directional assistance and assist in managing the flow at the registration counter. Answer questions.
  • Exhibit hall and poster session representative: Manage the coming and going of exhibitors when they are setting up. Assist poster presenters with their set-up. Verify exhibitor / delegates / visitors badges during expo hours. Answer questions about the EXPO.
  • Scanning and collecting tickets: Control access to certain events by scanning badges or collecting tickets. Take head count.
  • Roaming microphone attendant: During the morning plenary and keynotes, assist with the mics during the question periods.

Scheduling Availability:

From Saturday April 30th to Wednesday May 4th, between 7:30am to 8:00pm.

Times are subject to change and may vary based on your role. The volunteers will be chosen based on their availability, followed by a first come/first serve basis.


Mélanie Gauthier,



As part of BC's Restart, the Vancouver Convention Centre is now welcoming back clients, guests, and the community for safe events and gatherings. We have worked hard throughout the pandemic to make sure that our team is ready and our facility is equipped so that you can feel confident when you walk through our doors. As of April 8, 2022, proof of vaccination will no longer be required. As of now, face masks are encouraged, but no longer required to be worn in public spaces.