Calling all film, music, tech, education and gaming enthusiasts! South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 8-17, 2019), SXSW EDU (March 4–7, 2019), and SXSW Gaming (March 15-17, 2019) seek volunteers for the 2019 event. Local, national and even international volunteers contribute their time and skills while seeing what’s next in the film, music, tech and gaming industries. SXSW offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth while fostering a culture of fun and community engagement. Those interested are encouraged to attend one of the SXSW Volunteer Calls that take place on Sunday, January 27 and Sunday, February 10, and Saturday, February 23. Attendees can expect to spend about an hour at the call.
SXSW offers two volunteer types: All Conference and Music Venue. Between those, volunteers choose from over 30 different crews that support the production and operations of the conference and festivals. Crew examples include: Artist Parking Operations, Event Signage, Gaming Expo, Conference Access, SXSW Pitch, Stage Crew, Registration, Sessions and more. Volunteers must be able to contribute a minimum of 24 hours during the event to earn badges to attend. Both day and night positions are available. Volunteer sign ups are open online at http://volunteer.sxsw.com/register.
Crew shift selections will take place at the SXSW Volunteer Calls at the Austin Convention Center on Sunday, January 27 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Ballroom ABC on the First Floor, and Sunday, February 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Ballroom DE on the Fourth Floor. A final call will be held on Saturday, February 23 in Ballroom AC on the First Floor from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to attend at their earliest convenience for the widest selection of crews and shifts. Volunteers who are unable to attend the volunteer calls or need additional information about volunteering, can contact SXSW Event Staffing & Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512/467-7979.