How do you apply to register to volunteer at Web Summit?
You can register to volunteer at Web Summit here.
Who is eligible to volunteer at Web Summit?
Our volunteers must have a conversational level of English and must be 20 years old or older at the time of the event. We ask that our volunteers are polite, courteous, punctual and committed to contributing to the success of Web Summit. We welcome applications from people from across the world and are looking forward to working with a diverse, ambitious group of volunteers. All applications will be screened by our Volunteer Team to ensure the Web Summit volunteers fulfil our criteria.
Will Web Summit cover my costs?
No. Web Summit does not cover volunteers’ travel or accommodation costs. Volunteers will receive a lunch pack on the days of their shift.
How many shifts do I have to complete?
Volunteers will be assigned to a role / team that requires them to either work 3 half day shifts across the event days (5-6 hours long each) or 2 full day shifts (8-9 hours each). The team you are assigned to will be dependant on your experience and availability.
What teams can I volunteer with at Web Summit?
Volunteers will help our Web Summit team across all areas of the event including our Operations, Registration, Stages and more. You will be assigned to one team for all of your shifts.
Do I need to purchase a ticket?
No. You will be free to enjoy everything else that Web Summit offers based on completion of your assigned shifts. However, if you fail to complete them, arrive late or leave early, you will no longer be entitled to attend the rest of Web Summit.
Will I receive training before my first shift?
We will provide volunteers with a briefing to run through the Web Summit Volunteer Programme, their volunteer roles and answer any questions. Date and location are to be confirmed closer to the event.
When do applications close?
Volunteer positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once applications are open here, you can register your interest to volunteer at Web Summit. Please note that registering does not guarantee your volunteer position.
If I need a visa to volunteer at Web Summit, will you help with my visa application?
While we will not engage directly with your relevant embassy, we can supply you with a letter confirming you will be volunteering at Web Summit to support your application. If you require a visa support letter please email a list of your passport details to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about obtaining a visa, please visit the Foreign Affairs Office website.
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