Student Volunteers

Student Volunteers

Conference Officially Cancelled

March 11, 2020: In an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our attendees and the patients they serve (who may be part of at-risk populations), the Academy has made the difficult decision to cancel the AAA 2020 + HearTECH Expo (and all related activities and ancillary meetings) due to concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This unanimous decision was made by the Academy’s Board of Directors. 

Full statement and details.


  • Volunteer slots are a three-hour commitment. Students perform three hours of volunteer service in exchange for complimentary registration valued at the student member rate of $60.
  • Be sure to check the new timeline below for important student volunteer dates and deadlines.
  • Volunteers will report directly to their assignment and check in with a designated staff contact.

About Volunteering

You must be an SAA member to successfully complete the qualifying survey, at the time of the drawing, and throughout AAA 2020.

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At the end of December, instructions on how to register will be sent to those who were chosen by random drawing for a volunteer time slot. Those who were not chosen will also receive an email notification with details on how to register as a Student Member.

Review the Student Volunteer qualifications and requirements web page for details.

Note: Entering the drawing does not guarantee a volunteer time slot. Multiple entries will not be accepted.

We look forward to welcoming you as a volunteer at AAA 2020 and the HearTECH Expo. 


Time slots and assignments are based on how many volunteers are needed for each area of assistance.

All volunteers will receive assignments and details/tips via e-mail prior to AAA. Please check your spam folders prior to contacting us about your emailed assignment.


Your assignment start time is the time you are expected to be at your designated location. You will check in directly with your staff contact.

Student Volunteer Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations must be received via e-mail to Student Volunteers. Students who cancel after March 30, 2020, will be charged a cancellation fee of $60.


11/11/19 – 12/6/19 Student Volunteer qualifying survey opens
12/12/19 E-mail notification to those selected as Student Volunteers
12/12/19 E-mail notification to those not selected. Those not selected may be contacted later if additional volunteers are needed.
1/13/20 – 2/7/20 Student Volunteer registration and timeslot selection open
2/19/20  E-mail notification with assignment and staff contact
3/30/20 Last day to cancel without incurring Student Volunteer cancellation fee
AAA 2020
4/1/20 – 4/4/20 Student Volunteers check in at assigned time and location


Interested in attending AAA 2020 without volunteering? The SAA Member early registration rate is $60 for AAA 2020. This low rate allows students to attend and experience more of AAA 2020 and its professional and educational benefits without a time commitment to the Student Volunteer program.

Registration for SAA members opens November 4, 2019.