Local Volunteer Opportunities
Event Volunteers often find themselves in exciting, fast-paced situations. These individuals are tasked with various jobs during their shift, and should feel comfortable switching roles at any given moment. They work at the event site, or out in the community to promote SIGN in a positive light. Shift times vary, and last the entirety of any given event. We rely on our event volunteers to interact positively with our event attendees, donors, board members, visiting surgeons, staff, and community members.
2019 SIGN Conference
Dates: September 11-14, 2019
Shifts: 2-4 hours, depending on position
Description: Assist SIGN Staff with event logistics including food preparation, ushering/directing visitors, handing out information, and room turnover. As a conference volunteer, you are a resource to our visiting surgeons for all things SIGN. A short intro meeting is required, and will take place the week prior to the conference, date and time TBD. Volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time and communicate clearly with visitors.
2019 Tri-Cities Benefit
Date: October 12, 2019
Shifts: 2-4 hours, depending on position
Description: Assist SIGN Staff with event logistics including greeting visitors, directing guests, and providing information. As an event volunteer, you are a resource to our guests for all things SIGN. A short intro meeting is required, and will take place the week before the event, date and time TBD. Contact our office for more information. Volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time and communicate clearly with visitors.
Office Volunteers support SIGN Staff with day-to-day tasks and general company operations. These volunteers work alongside our office staff with projects including Newsletter mailings, Event invitation mailings, and other miscellaneous tasks. Shift times fall during regular business hours and can be anywhere from 1-4 hour shifts.
HQ Building Crew
Date: Late August, date(s) TBD
Description: SIGN is expanding! Work alongside our facilities team to clean, repair, and remodel a newly acquired wing of our building. Project could include light cleaning, repairs, and/or construction work. Contact our office with questions.
Technical Volunteers contribute to SIGN through skill-based projects. These volunteers provide insight to address technical, computational, and scientific challenges at SIGN. They frequently donate their talents to a good cause, while simultaneously solving real problems that arise at SIGN. Our teams love collaborating with individuals looking to give their time. Interested persons should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with their resume and interests.
2019 Conference Videographer
Date: September 11-13, 2019
Shifts: 2 hour shifts throughout each day: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Description: Stand alongside SIGN Surgeons during the annual SIGN Conference to document footage of Bioskills Surgical Trainings. Qualified candidates are able to provide their own digital video equipment and editing software. Previous experience required. Please be prepared to show examples of your work. Important: This position will be working in the Bioskills Lab; professionalism must be displayed in this environment.
Advocacy Volunteers live up to their name. These volunteers are eager, vocal, and involved in community events. They are bold and outgoing, always enthusiastically promoting SIGN to their friends, neighbors, and community members. These community members frequently post on social media, share SIGN communications. Advocacy Volunteers are SIGN Rockstars!
Shifts: Flexible, according to your schedule
Description: SIGN Promoters are active in the local community. We work with you to uncover what role fits you best. Are you active in a club, or church group? Do you know people who might be interested in learning about SIGN? Are you a teacher looking to engage with your students in a new way? Find how you can help spread the word about SIGN by talking to others, handing out information, or posting on social media. We would love to work with you!
Where: Out and about, within your community
Shipping volunteers are crucial to our operation. These volunteers are meticulous, thorough, and accountable. We rely on our shipping volunteers to prepare and package SIGN Products for shipping overseas. Shift times are typically between 1-3 hours, weekly. Coordinate with our Shipping Department to create a recurring volunteer schedule that fits into your schedule.
There are currently no open opportunities.
Overseas Volunteer Opportunities
We send qualified orthopaedic surgeons to SIGN Programs around the world to learn our SIGN Technique! Our volunteers assist with surgeries at our busiest programs and help provide training to surgical residents. Most trips last just a week or two, but our volunteers find that the value of their training and the friendships they make last a lifetime. We will work with you to find opportunities and schedule your visit.