Are you passionate about astronomy and eager to contribute to one of the largest gatherings of global astronomy professionals?

The Volunteer Program for the IAU General Assembly in 2024 (IAU-GA2024) is seeking dedicated individuals like you to assist in ensuring the smooth operation and ultimate success of this prestigious event.

Whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student studying astronomy, astrophysics, or related fields, or an experienced amateur astronomer, citizen scientist, or science communicator, we invite you to apply.

The IAU-GA2024, set to take place from 6th to 15th August 2024, at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa, aims to attract over 2500 astronomers from around the world. As a volunteer, you’ll play a vital role in supporting the day-to-day tasks and requirements of the conference, which includes a fully packed main program of symposia, meetings, networking events, opening/closing ceremonies, and exhibitions. Additionally, there will be side meetings, unconference events, and a comprehensive outreach and education program running concurrently.

This is a unique opportunity to not only contribute to the success of the first IAU-GA on African soil, but also to network with professionals in the field and gain valuable experience in science communication on an international stage. Join us in aligning the Volunteer Program with the primary goals of  Accessibility, Impact, and Sustainability, and be part of a transformative experience that will leave a lasting impact on the global astronomy community.

Apply now to become a IAU-GA2024 Volunteer using the form below.

Deadline to apply to become an IAU-GA2024 Volunteer: 16 June 2024

**Note about Volunteer fee waivers and Volunteer Selection:
In addition to the fee waivers awarded through the grant process, a few additional waivers are available for those who are willing to serve as volunteers before, during, or after the conference. To be considered for a volunteer fee waiver, please ensure you have completed the form below by June 16. Priority will be given to volunteers with at least one accepted abstract or who are students or early career participants. Volunteer selection will be made by a panel appointed by the IAU-GA2024 NOC. Also note that travel or accommodation support will NOT be provided.
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