Volunteer Information

Volunteer Information

Our Volunteer Application is open! We are looking for volunteers to provide support with a variety of conference roles - registration, writing day, unconference, stage support, catering, load out, and more.

Completing this form gives us an idea of what days and roles you are interested in volunteering. Another form will be sent out once the speaker schedule is released in early March.

Each individual who volunteers for two or more 3-4 hour shifts receives a free ticket to the conference.

Apply today


  • Now until March 1 (or volunteer capacity is reached): Volunteer application open
  • March 1: Volunteer sign-up form emailed with specific timed shifts
  • March 15: Volunteer schedule emailed

Sign up today! View the Volunteer Application form for more information.

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How many shifts am I required to volunteer?

Each volunteer must work two assigned shifts 3-4 hours in length. Each individual who volunteers for two shifts receives a free ticket to the conference. If you want to volunteer more shifts, please contact katie@writethedocs.org.

What volunteer roles do you have?

Writing Day

  • Assist the Writing Day coordinator, direct attendees to specific tables, and support writing day project leads with logistical questions.


Check in attendees, provide general information inquiries, answer venue questions, and field other requests or direct individuals to the correct staff member who can provide support.

Stage Support

  • Assist presenters while on stage - troubleshoot issues with slides, video, or audio portions of their presentation. Please apply for this role if you have some A/V knowledge; it is not required, but experience with different operating systems is a plus!


  • Assist the Unconference coordinator, help folks sign up to host a session, maintain an updated schedule, direct individuals and groups to their tables, and minimal clean up of tables.


  • Set up catering, replenish beverages and snacks, and notify venue staff of coffee refills and cleaning needs.

Venue Load Out

  • What’s more fun than setting things up? Taking them down! Load out conference set up and leave the conference hall better than we found it.

Will travel assistance be provided?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer travel assistance to volunteers. We encourage you to apply for the Opportunity Grant. Deadline is February 1. Apply here today!

Contact katie@writethedocs.org with any additional questions.