Volunteering at PyCon US

Got a couple of hours to give? PyCon US is, in large part, organized and run by volunteers from the Python community. This year we're looking for over 300 on-site volunteer hours to help make sure everything runs smoothly.

Everyone who is attending PyCon US is welcome to volunteer, but you must be registered for PyCon US to volunteer. All help is very much appreciated. Thank you!

Pro Tip: Sign-up to be a Session Chair or Session Runner – it's a great opportunity to meet the speakers!

Volunteer Sign-up

  • Registration Desk
    • sign-up
    • When: April 27-April 30, May 1
  • Information Desk
    • sign-up
    • When: When: April 27-April 30, May 1
  • Green Room Staff
  • Tutorial support / hosts
  • Setup Swag Hand Out area (Physical! will be lifting and unpacking boxes)
  • Session Staff (must be logged into us.pycon.org/2022)
  • Hand Out Swag
  • PyLadies Auction Volunteer

Session Staff

Volunteer: 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 introduces the speaker, manages the time, and facilitates the question and answer period. "Please be seated. Our next speaker is..."
  • A Session Runner accompanies the speaker from the Speakers Lounge to the appropriate stage. They help in any way needed to make the session run smoothly. No running required.
  • You must be logged in to sign up at https://us.pycon.org/2022/schedule/talks/

Green Room Staff

Volunteer: Sign up to help for a talk block: Green Room sign-up

  • Green Room staff helps the Session Staff Chairs coordinate keeping the talks on the schedule. They check in volunteers & speakers, keep an eye on the clock, use a walkie-talkie, and reassure speakers before their talk.

Registration Desk

Volunteer: Sign-up for an hour slot at the registration desk: registration desk sign-up

  • Someone needs to say "Welcome! What is your name?", help them to print their name tag, hand them their badge holder and lanyard.
  • 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 US, it's a good way to get into volunteering!

Information Desk

Volunteer: Sign-up for an 2 hour slot at the information desk: information desk sign-up

  • There are always lots of questions that need answering and directions that need giving!
  • Sign-up to assist attendees with these items and much more.

Swag Setup

Volunteer: Thursday, April 28th, from 11am-3pm. Sign-up for an hour slot helping setup for swag stuffing: swag setup sign-up.

Note: This is a physical role. We will be moving boxes and unboxing swag getting ready to hand out.

Swag Handout

Volunteer: Sign-up for an hour slot at the swag/t-shirt desk: swag handout sign-up

  • Help distributing swag bags & t-shirts; especially during that busy first morning of the conference.

Tutorial Support/Hosts

Volunteer: Sign-up for an hour slot helping with a tutorial: tutorial support / hosts sign-up

  • 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.

PyLadies Auction Helpers

Volunteer: PyLadies Auction needs staff to help for the event! Report to room 150ABC by 3pm on April 30th: staff sign-up