Be a Part of History – Share Our Stories – Connect.
Be a Charleston ASALH Volunteer. 

104th Annual Meeting and Conference
October 2 – 6, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton in North Charleston, SC.
5055 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418 | (843) 747-1882

Join us as we welcome to Charleston The ASALH National Conference and more than 1,000 scholars, educators, community members, students, researchers and active citizens from around the world who will participate in more than 200 fascinating presentations and in-formative dialogues about African and African American life and history. Volunteer Today!


Click here to download a registration form or fill out the form below to register.


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AVAILIBILITY TO VOLUNTEER: Please check all shifts and days you are available, minimum 4-hour shift; we will contact you with actual day/shift assignment. Assignments will be based upon conference need, skills needed, and date of Volunteer Form submission.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 *
Thursday, October 3, 2019 *
Friday, October 4, 2019 *
Special Volunteer Skills Needed: Some volunteer functions will require special skills. Please note if you are:
Please check if you have a disability or medical condition that should be considered.



Office Staff: general office support functions to include answering telephones, tracking supplies, maintaining attendance lists at business meetings, connecting inquiries to the appropriate ASALH staff person

Greeter: directing people to registration and session locations, therefore knowledge of all events, sessions and room locations is necessary. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Must be personable and calming.

Session Monitor: make sure everyone entering session has a name badge, support presenters by handing out material during session, collect and turn in session evaluation forms. Sessions are one hour and thirty minutes each.

Registration: preregistration provides conference attendees with an alphabetized envelope containing badge, purchased tickets and conference bag; registrant must check to see that they have what they purchased and sign for them. Volunteers working onsite registration must be computer savvy as the registration must be completed online, and a receipt and badge generated.

Meal Event Volunteer: assist with room setup placing reserved signs on tables, programs on chairs; taking tickets at door and helping those with reserved tables find their table.

Book Signing: assist with setting up for as many as 30 authors, by placing table tents on tables; direct authors to assigned tables; possibly assist with sales.

Youth Day

Bus Tour: Tours are Wednesday 7AM; Thursday 7AM; and Sunday 10AM. Check badges and collect tickets. Volunteers will not ride on the bus.

Evening Out: direct conference participants to bus, serve as greeters to check name badges and take tickets.

Film Festival: introduce the film and discussion facilitator, cue up the film, adjust the volume, turn the lights off and on, and stay in the room to observe if something goes wrong technically and report to appropriate person.

Teacher Workshop:  assist with teacher sign-in, passing out materials, etc.

Poetry Slam: assist DJ with bringing in equipment, sign-in attendees

Volunteer Coordinators: Gwendy Harris and Tonya Collins

For Volunteer Opportunities, contact:
Gwendy Harris
Tonya Collins