Conference & Competition Volunteers

The ACS Conference & Competition takes place with the support of hundreds of volunteers who generously contribute their talents and their time – from a 4-hour shift up to a full week or more – to help make our events successful.

Volunteers assist with many aspects of Conference events, from helping behind the scenes of the renowned ACS Judging & Competition to preparing cheeses for our Festival of Cheese and Cheese Sale.

All volunteers receive an official volunteer t-shirt, a complimentary ticket to the Festival of Cheese, and any meals that coincide with their shift(s). In addition, volunteers assisting with the ACS Judging & Competition will also receive a ticket to our annual Awards Ceremony & Reception.

Sign Up to Volunteer

A link to sign up to volunteer for the ACS Conference will be available here beginning each spring. Interested volunteers may select the role(s) and shift(s) that interest them most. Cheese experience is not required.

Key Volunteer Roles

Each year, ACS also seeks qualified individuals to fill several key Conference volunteer roles. These roles require a substantial commitment of time on-site at the Conference, as well as some time assisting with advance Conference planning. They include:

Are you interested in one of these key volunteer roles? Click the links above to learn more about these positions!