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CNU's annual Congress would not be possible without the help of onsite volunteers, and CNU 28.Twin Cities is no exception. In return for 10-12 hours of volunteer time, CNU offers volunteers a 4-day Congress registration* to all non-ticketed sessions for a heavily discounted rate of $185. Volunteers who complete their hours and duties are eligible for a $100 registration refund.

* Please note - ticketed items (tours, 202 workshops, etc.) are not included in this offer and incur an added expense. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel arrangements, lodging, and other expenses.


Individuals interested in volunteering at CNU 28.Twin Cities must complete a volunteer application. The application process will open January 23, 2020, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until April, or all slots are filled. The application is tied directly to CNU 28 registration, so approved volunteer applicants will be charged the registration fee and sent a confirmation email. Volunteers will be required to attend one of two orientations offered, and the master volunteer schedule will be finalized two weeks before the Congress.

Volunteer Activities

Following is a list of typical onsite Congress volunteer activities. As a volunteer, it is possible that you may perform several of these tasks over the course of the Congress.

  • Check in attendees at the Congress registration desk
  • Monitor sessions and collect continuing education credit information
  • Direct attendees to meeting rooms and venues
  • Collect tickets
  • Stuff bags / packets
  • Run errands
  • Assist with (and attend) tours
  • Assist with (and attend) special events

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteers are required to attend either an onsite or virtual volunteer orientation prior to CNU 28.Twin Cities. The virtual orientation will take place Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:30pm EST, and the onsite orientation will take place on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:00pm EST at the Intercontinental Saint Paul. Volunteers will be asked to select their preferred orientation during the registration process. Failure to attend a volunteer orientation may disqualify individuals for the $100 refund.

Click HERE to apply.


Please submit questions to Abby Sheridan and title your email "CNU 28 volunteers".