NRPA and the Local Host Committee (LHC) will be utilizing volunteers in Indianapolis to help the conference and its associated events run smoothly. There are a number of different opportunities and several hundred volunteers will be needed to achieve a successful event.


NRPA Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities include:  Bag Stuffing, Floor Captains, Volunteer Room attendants, Flying Squad runners, Room Hosting for Education Sessions (Individuals can receive CEUs credits when they volunteer as a Room Host), Evening Events, Opening Reception volunteers and more.


NRPA Volunteer Hours, Benefits and How to Sign-up

NRPA conference volunteers must be current members of NRPA and their account must be in good standing.

NRPA Conference Volunteer registration is now open. For those eligible, the volunteer position selection process works through our conference attendee registration. To sign up, simply enter your NRPA member number. If you are an active member* you will see the option to select the volunteer opportunities within the conference attendee registration process. Hours will count toward a percentage discount for NRPA Annual Conference Registration and are determined based on the following:

16+ hours Complimentary Full Package
11-15 hours 75% Discount on a Full Package
6-10 hours 50% Discount on a Full Package 
1-5 hours 25% Discount on a Full Package

*only member full package and member young professional full package attendees are eligible.

For more information about volunteering with NRPA during the conference, please contact Conference Registration Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Dana Hartung at


Volunteering with the Local Host

Local Host volunteers are typically individuals from the host city (or nearby), who are familiar with the area. The Local Host Committee recruits their own volunteers to help with events and needs such as: Off-Site Institutes, the 5K Fun Run/Walk, Golf Tournament, Hospitality efforts and more. If you are interested in volunteering with the Local Host, please email for more information.