Volunteering at PyCascades
PyCascades is a conference that is staffed and run solely by volunteers. Without our wonderful community (including folks like you!) we would not be able to make PyCascades a delightful experience.
Each year we ask our attendees to get involved and help us make this event successful. These positions are purely volunteer- we unfortunately can not offer free admittance or other compensation to our volunteers, however, we are committed to providing financial assistance to people who might otherwise be unable to attend.
If you're interested in volunteering, that's wonderful! Check out the Volunteer Roles section for a list of descriptions and fill out the volunteer sign up form. As always feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to chat or have additional questions or concerns.
Registration Desk: responsible for checking tickets and distributing badges and lanyards to attendees. Expect at least an hour of time.
Setup: Available to help us in the morning each day with setting up the conference space. Volunteers will be tasked with helping the PyCascades organizers as well as helping sponsors with their booth space if needed. Expect about an hour of time before the talks on conference days.
Teardown: Available to help us in the evening each day with cleaning up the conference space. Volunteers will be tasked with helping the PyCascades organizers as well as helping sponsors with their booth space if needed. Expect about an hour of time after the talks on conference days.
Green Room: responsible for tending to the green room, making sure it stays a quiet space for speakers to prepare for their talks, handing out speaker gifts to speakers, as well as making sure it is stocked with snacks and beverages. Expect a few hours staffing the Green Room or Quiet Room on conference days.
Stage Runner: responsible for making sure speakers find their way to the green room, escorting speakers to the stage, and assisting with A/V setup for speakers. Expect a few hours of time during the conference.
Session Chair: responsible for introducing speakers, ensuring speakers stay on time, and handling speaker change-over. Session chairs must be comfortable speaking in front of large crowds, no prior experience required. Expect to open for at least 1 speaker during the conference.