HackerNest 1-minute Volunteer Overview (signup form below!)


- be kind, welcoming, pleasant, polite even if others aren't

- be familiar with all roles/stations so you can help wherever needed

- ask questions; city volunteer teams are full of helpful people (like you) happy to hook each other up with contacts, rides, jobs, advice, fries, etc.

- for the love of all that is good and right in this world, wear comfortable shoes; cannot stress this enough


Roles/Stations

Setup/cleanup - everyone does this

- light moving of stuff, learn what each station/role requires

**Registration** - best for masterminds and jobseekers

- smile, mark attendance, write nametags, check ID if young-looking
- pass sponsors/partners to runners
- shut down for announcements/SuperConnect

**Runner** - mostly herding

- hang by registration
- bring sponsors/partners to team leads, make sure they're set up - explain schedule, announcements, SuperConnect
- for announcements: herd speakers, notify stations to shut down, audience crowd control
- for close: crowd control, gently boot nerdy people

**Bar** - smile, serve drinks

- pour drink into cup 60%, serve
- don't serve people who might be drunk or minors, defer accountability, err on side of "not getting fired"
- shut down for announcements/SuperConnect

**Healthcare** - check/protect everyone

- check on attendees, introduce solo attendees to others if they want
- check on sponsors/partners/volunteers/organizers -- need anything? water? respite?
- crowd control for announcements and closing
- take crowd/happy photos and showcase diversity!
- this is really everyone's secondary role; take care of each other


General Schedule (timing varies by city)

18:00 - Briefing, Setup

- arrive, pizza, get briefed, intros
- setup stations: entry, registration, bar, room
- assign roles, determine Shift 2 flow

19:00 - Shift 1

- all stations go live: registration, runners, bar, healthcare

19:45ish - Announcements, SuperConnect

- herd speakers, shut down stations, crowd control
- SuperConnect (all volunteers can participate)

20:00ish - Shift 2

- unstaff registration, but remain vigilant for late arrivals
- trade off on bar as needed so volunteers can chat up attendees

21:45 - Cleanup, crowd control

- keep venue host happy, encourage attendees to exist elsewhere, push to afterparty, etc.

Ready to volunteer? Yeah? Awesome. This form will connect you with organizers.

(of course, no need to fill it out again if you're already connected)

 

.If you don't see anything after hitting "NEXT", scroll up. Sorry, the form's awkwardly shaped.

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Handy Ryver Setup Instructopic* for Volunteers!

 

 

* We just made this word up. Whaddya think? :D