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.

Sign up

If you're interested in volunteering, that's wonderful! We're not quite ready to sign up volunteers for 2020 but feel free to reach out to volunteers@pycascades.com if you'd like to chat or have questions in the meantime.

Volunteer roles

Registration Desk: responsible for checking tickets and distributing badges and lanyards to attendees.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.