NSS 75th Anniversary Convention

Staff & Volunteers


NSS conventions rely on our dedicated volunteers to help produce the event. If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please let us know. We'd love to welcome you to Nevada!

If you are interested in volunteering, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Kirsten Bahr at bahr.kirsten@gmail.com.


  • Fundraiser Auction, Wednesday from 6 pm to ~8pm (spotters and runners)

  • Donation collections (runners), Friday during banquet

  • Medical Tent (Saturday Friday? 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm shifts)
    Any medical background is good.

  • Volunteer Desk (Saturday Monday, 8:30 am 5 pm)

  • Pre-convention set-up. Thursday, July 14
    Must be able to lift, load, and carry chairs, student desks, and tables around.

  • Security Saturday, July 16 Saturday, July 23
    Must be 21 years of age or older if alcoholic beverages are being served.

  • Registration (Open continuously from Saturday, July 16 at 9:00am (0900) to Monday, July 18 at 5:00 pm (1700)
    Tuesday, July 19 Friday, July 22 registration hours are 8:30 am (0830) 5:00 pm (1700)). Looking for both day shifts throughout the week and Saturday and Sunday night shifts.

  • Buffet Servers (Monday, Wednesday, Friday at nightly events)
    Work all three nights and receive a cool 75th anniversary memento!

  • House Keeping (Monday, Wednesday, Friday at nightly events)
    Work all three nights and receive a cool 75th anniversary memento!

  • Beverage Servers (Monday Friday 5:30 pm 12:00 am at nightly events)
    Must be 21 years of age or older to serve alcohol. Work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (or more nights) and receive a cool 75th anniversary memento!

  • Trip Sign-Up Tent (Saturday Sunday July 16-17, open most of the day; Monday Friday, ~7:00 am 9 am & 3:00 pm 6:00 pm)
    Times may vary depending on how busy the station is.

  • WNS Decon Station (Friday Saturday July 15-16, station set up; M-F 5:00 pm 8:00 pm)
    Times may vary depending on how busy the station is.

  • Campground shuttle drivers
    Mostly mornings & evenings for an hour or two.

  • Facilities help: Friday, July 22 from 3:00 5:00 pm
    Must be able to lift, load, and carry chairs and tables around.

  • Convention take-down: Saturday, July 23 from 6:00 or 7:00 am to 8:00 am
    Must be able to lift, load, and carry chairs, student desks, and tables around.

  • Project managers
    An NSS convention has many moving parts to make the event happen without issues. Project managers adopt particular elements of the convention and manage them all the way through to completion. These could be as simple as helping load the registration bags to full-scale construction of showers in the campground.

  • Marketing managers
    Convention sponsors invest in our annual event to gain exposure to our caver audience. In return, we integrate them into our programs in numerous ways. If seeing a sponsor banner hanging crooked on the wall bugs you, then this role is for you. Marketing managers will be responsible for the actual implementation of our sponsor and communication programs.

  • Environmental coordinator
    The NSS prides itself on non-impact "Leave no trace" ethics. To accomplish that we need someone to work with our campground director and facilities director to develop a plan for environmental services including waste disposal, recycling, waste water management & conservation, electricity use reduction and alternative power solutions.