Be a Volunteer / Judge


Half-day volunteers are needed beginning Thursday, September 17, through Tuesday, September 22. Volunteers will earn full-paid student registration for students or new grads that have not yet accepted employment offers. Assignment preferences will be weighed on volunteer date, and registration fees will be refunded on site upon completion of a half day’s work.

Possible responsibilities include serving as:

  • short course assistants
  • technical session “runners”
  • ticket-taking
  • helping check in field trip participants
  • manning registration
  • pre-convention packet preparation
  • and judge’s room

For more information, contact Jim Grubb, Volunteers Chair, at

PRELIMINARY Work Schedule (start times) for the convention:

  • Thursday, September 17      1:00 pm
  • Friday, September 18           3:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 19       7:00 am         1:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 20         7:00 am         1:00 pm
  • Monday, September 21         7:00 am         1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 22        7:00 am         1:00 pm



The recognition of outstanding technical presentations is fundamental to the advancement of geological ideas and concepts. GCAGS and GCSEPM need your help in judging oral and poster sessions. All judges will be invited to a complimentary breakfast and asked to provide input to determine award winners. All that is required is observation of oral and poster sessions with grading based on standardized scorecards.

The awards committee will compile the scores, with winners honored at next year’s convention. The student poster award winners will be announced Monday evening of the convention.

Please volunteer by checking the appropriate box on your registration form or on the GCAGS website, or contact Sandy Rushworth or David Risch by sending an email to 

You will be contacted to determine your preference for session(s) you are interested in judging. Your participation will be both rewarding and appreciated.

2015 GCAGS Committee, January 2015, at HGS OfficePhoto credit: Charles Sternbach

2015 GCAGS Committee, January 2015, at HGS Office
Photo credit: Charles Sternbach