AVA Student Member Volunteers



We have a great learning and development opportunity available to you as a volunteer at the 2022 AVA Annual Veterinary Conference, 22 - 27 May 2022 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

We have ten positions available with first preference given to our AVA Student Group Committee Representatives from:

  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - University of Queensland
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - University of Melbourne
  • Faculty of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences - Murdoch University
  • School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences - Charles Sturt University
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - University of Sydney
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - University of Adelaide
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science - James Cook University

Extra volunteer positions will be recruited from AVA student members.

About the conference
The AVA Annual Conference is the largest conference and exhibition in Australia covering all fields of veterinary science and is expected to attract over 800 delegates and 100 exhibiting companies. There are eight concurrent streams and 200 scientific sessions, a stellar line-up of international and local speakers, a social program and workshops and field trips. This conference is a unique opportunity for you to converse and gain knowledge from delegates from all around Australia, meet other students and new graduates as well as gaining an insight into the profession.

Your role as a volunteer
The main role of student volunteers will be to assist in the scientific session rooms including scanning delegates name badges on entry, assisting with speaker requirements and other general assistance as required.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with other AVA Members, hear talks from some of the best speakers in Australia and abroad, gain valuable contacts and get your foot in the door.

Student volunteer inclusions and activities for the week
To see a complete list of inclusions, volunteer requirements and activities you will be required to take part in, please view below the relevant ‘student volunteer inclusions document’.

How to apply
If you are interested in this volunteering opportunity, please complete the Student Volunteer Application Form by COB Wednesday 20 April 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact the AVA Events Team Student Coordinator Stephanie McGuinness; stephanie.mcguinness@ava.com.au or call 02 9431 5056.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 20 April 2022. Applications will not be accepted after this date, no exceptions will be made.

  • Successful applicants will be notified via email no later than Friday 29 April 2022.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Friday 29 April 2022.

Apply to become a student volunteer today!

Applications close on Wednesday 20 April 2022.

Register for the AVA Annual Conference

Join us at the 2022 AVA Annual Conference on 22-27 May 2022 @ Gold Coast Exhibition Centre.

2022 AVA Conference Handbook

Download the full Handbook for the AVA Annual Conference as a PDF.

Program in detail

Find out more about the full program on Sched.