Volunteering On-Site

## Call for On-Site Volunteers Got a couple of hours to give? PyCon is organized and run by volunteers from the Python community. This year we're looking for over [**300 on-site volunteer hours**](http://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-Summary) to help make sure everything runs smoothly. Everyone who is attending PyCon is welcome to volunteer, but you **must be registered** to volunteer. All help is very **much appreciated**. Thank you! <span class="label label-note">Pro Tip:</span> Sign-up to be a Session Chair or Session Runner – it's a great opportunity to meet the speakers! <br> <div align="center"> <table cellpadding="8" border="1"> <tr> <th>Volunteer</th> <th>Sign-up</th> <th>When</th> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#session">Session Staff</a></td> <td><a href="/2017/about/volunteers/sessionstaff/">Session Staff sign-up</a></td> <td>Fri - Sun</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#green_room">Green Room Staff</a></td> <td><a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-GreenRoom" target="_blank">Green Room Staff sign-up</a></td> <td>Fri - Sun</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#registration">Registration Desk</a></td> <td><a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-Reg" target="_blank" title="Registration Desk">Registration sign-up</a></td> <td>Tue - Sun</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#swag_dist">Handout Swag Bags</a></td> <td><a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-SwagHandout" title="Swag handout sign-up" target="_blank">Swag handout sign-up</a></td> <td>Fri - Sun</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#swag_setup">Setup Swag Bag Stuffing Area</a></td> <td><a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-SwagSetup" title="Swag Setup sign-up" target="_blank">Swag Setup sign-up</a></td> <td>Thursday (11am-3pm)<br><b>Physical!</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#swag">Swag Bag Stuffing</a></td> <td><i>Just Show Up!</i></td> <td>Thursday (3 - 6pm)<br><b>Stuff 10 bags!</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#tutorials">Tutorial Support</a> </td> <td> <a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-Tutorial" target="_blank">Tutorial support / hosts sign-up</a> </td> <td>Wed - Thurs</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#Language">Language Summit Greeters</a> </td> <td> <a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-LanguageSummit">Sign up to greet people at the Language Summit!</a> </td> <td>Wed AM </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#youngcoders">Young Coders Setup</a> </td> <td> <a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-YC-Setup">Volunteer sign-up</a> </td> <td>Fri </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#youngcoders">Young Coders Teacher Assistance</a> </td> <td> <a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-YC">Volunteer sign-up</a> </td> <td>Sat</td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#outsidein">Young Coders: Outside In TAs</a> </td> <td> <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lZQ28_6p07esjKykDWeV0vEQSpJoSvDecNS_8ShNthQ/edit#gid=1960125938">Volunteer sign-up</a> </td> <td>Sun </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#newcomers">Newcomer Orientation</a> </td> <td> <a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-Newbie">Sign up to orient newcomers!</a> </td> <td>Fri </td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="#5k">5k Fun Run/Walk Helpers</a> </td> <td> <a href="https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-5K">Sign up to help at the 5k Fun Run/Walk!</a> </td> <td>Sat AM </td> </tr> </table> </div> <br> <a name="session"></a> ### Session Staff <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> Please read and understand the duties before you sign up to be a session chair/runner. Follow the links below for complete descriptions. - Session Chairs and Session Runners are present for an entire session (usually 2 to 3 talks in a row). - A [Session Chair](/2017/about/volunteers/sessionstaff/) introduces the speaker, manages the time, and facilitates the question and answer period. "Please be seated. Our next speaker is..." - A [Session Runner](/2017/about/volunteers/sessionstaff/) helps the speaker get from the Speakers Lounge to the appropriate stage. They help in any way needed to make the session run smoothly. - Only sign up for one role per session. <br> <a name="green_room"></a> ### Green Room Staff <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> Sign up to help for a talk block: [green room sign-up](https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-GreenRoom "Green Room") - Green room staff do whatever it takes to ensure that that session staff and speakers are equipped to keep the conference running on time. They’ll watch the clock, stand in for no-shows, move post-it notes around whiteboards, and high-five speakers. <br> <a name="registration"></a> ### Registration Desk <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> Sign-up for an hour slot at the registration desk: [registration desk sign-up](https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-Reg "Registration Desk") - Someone needs to say "Welcome! What is your name?", print a name tag, hand them their stuff. - Please consider signing up for an hour on the registration desk. It's a great way to meet people and answer basic questions. If this is your first PyCon, it's a good way to get into volunteering! <br> <a name="swag_dist"></a> ### Swag Bag Handout <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> Sign-up for an hour slot at the swag/t-shirt desk: [swag handout sign-up](https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-SwagHandout "Swag Handout") - Help distributing swag bags & t-shirts; especially during that busy first morning of the conference. <br> <a name="tutorials"></a> ### Tutorial Support <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> Sign-up for an hour slot helping with a tutorial: [tutorial support / hosts sign-up](https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-Tutorial "Tutorial Support") - We're looking for one or two "Tutorial Hosts" for each tutorial to help welcome participants as they arrive: be sure they're in the right tutorial, give them any printed handouts, ask them if they need help setting up their laptop, etc. <br> <a name="youngcoders"></a> ### Young Coder Support <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> Signup for Friday (May 19) to help setup and/or sign up for Saturday (May 20) to be a Teacher Assistant. We need people to help setup the Young Coder rooms (Raspberry Pi installation) on the night before the classes start. If you are interested in helping setup, please come to room B118 & B119 May 19th at 4pm. Sign up [here](https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-YC-Setup). If you have a couple of hours to volunteer on May 20th, consider being a TA at the Saturday Young Coders class. Several time slots are available [here](https://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-YC). <br> <a name="outsidein"></a> ### Young Coders: Outside In TAs <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> [Young Coders: Outside In](https://us.pycon.org/2017/events/outsidein/) needs teaching assistants on Sunday to help introduce Portland's homeless and disadvantaged youth to Python: [TA sign-up](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lZQ28_6p07esjKykDWeV0vEQSpJoSvDecNS_8ShNthQ/edit#gid=1960125938 "Young Coders: Outside In TA signup") <br> <a name="swag_setup"></a> ### Swag Bag Stuffing Setup <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> Thursday, May 18, from 11am-3pm. Sign-up for an hour slot helping setup for swag stuffing: [swag stuffing setup sign-up](http://bit.ly/PyCon2017-Volunteer-SwagSetup "Swag Setup"). This is a physical role. We will be moving boxes and unboxing swag getting ready for the great stuffing at 3:00! <br> <a name="swag"></a> ### Stuff Swag Bags <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> Just show up! Thursday May 18, 3pm - 6pm (or until we're done) - Come stuff 10 bags! <i>Many hands make light work!</i> - Help in quick sprints with lots of other people. For the big event, look for us at the end of tutorials on Thursday. Our goal is 5 bags/minute (can you guess how many things go in _each_ bag? - close to 1/4 million items to bag!). Are you agile - in a crowd? We'll need about 100 volunteers for this sprint. <a name="newcomers"></a> ### Newcomer Orientation <span class="label label-important">Volunteer:</span> Signup for Friday or Saturday morning's breakfast hour from 8-9am. We're looking for people to welcome newcomers to helping run PyCon! Not your first PyCon? Not your first time volunteering? Awesome! Please sign up to have breakfast with people and answer their questions, tell a story or two, and encourage new faces to join the rest of us in running PyCon and making it a great experience! <a name="Language"></a> ### Language Summit Greeters We are looking for two volunteers to help greet attendees for the Language Summit on May 17 between 9:20am and 10:30am. On the day of, please report to room A103, the staff office. <a name="5k"></a> ### 5k Fun Run/Walk Helpers We are looking for six volunteers to help with the 5k on the morning of May 20. 3 volunteers will help mark the course and 3 volunteers will help record runners' times. On the day of, please report to the [starting point](https://us.pycon.org/2017/5k/) on May 20th at 6:30am. <br> <center> <div style="color: #990066; font-size: 300%; font-weight:bold">Thanks!</div> </center> [no-schedule-yet]: #session "You can sign up once the Schedule comes online." 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