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Welcome to the SXSW Sydney 2023 Volunteer Application Form.

Mandatory Briefing Session(s): Tuesday 10th October 2023

Event Dates: Sunday 15th October 2023 - Sunday 22nd October 2023

Applications Close: Thursday 5th October 2023

Location: Sydney

Bringing together inspired thinkers, creators and innovators from across the world for a series of conferences, festivals, expos and parties – SXSW Sydney is set to ignite creative discovery in areas of technology, innovation, gaming, music, and screen (big and small).

SXSW Sydney will have more than 1,000 sessions, events, screenings, showcases and experiences across 8 days and 7 nights - it will be the must-attend annual event for the Asia-Pacific regions creators and innovators seeking to shape and discover future trends and an exciting way to be involved and be part of this is to VOLUNTEER.

Volunteering for SXSW Sydney is a fantastic way to gain behind-the-scenes insight and be part of this major international event in Sydney's lineup - being hosted outside of Austin, Texas for the first time in the event's history.

Benefits of volunteering
SXSW Sydney and INH are very appreciative of all volunteers who contribute their time to make this event one to remember. As a valued volunteer, there are some great benefits in joining the team including:

• University, TAFE & RTO approved certified hours for course placement
• Access to the I Need Helpers community (join 20,000+ like-minded volunteers)
• Guidance and supervision by an industry leader in volunteer management, I Need Helpers
• In-depth e-training and on-shift briefings to ensure you feel comfortable within your assigned role(s)
• Involvement with one of the most innovative volunteer programs - allowing you to manage your involvement through an online portal
• All volunteers assigned to a shift greater than 5hrs will receive a meal offering
• Certificate of Appreciation for your involvement with a prestigious event
• Be REWARDED with a coveted SXSW Sydney Badge (you must meet the minimum volunteer hours)
• And more...

What are SXSW Sydney Badges?
For more information on badges and badge types please visit: https://sxswsydney.com/badges

SXSW Sydney Event Volunteering locations
SXSW Sydney will be held in various exciting venues across Central Sydney. As a guide, you could be placed in the following areas/venues:

SXSW Sydney CONFERENCE & EXPO - taking place in multiple venues including ICC Sydney, UTS, JMC, Novotel, The Powerhouse Museum and more.
SXSW Sydney MUSIC - running from midday to midnight - the music program is based in venues & bars across Chippendale, Ultimo, Broadway, and Surry Hills - all within walking distance of Central.
SXSW Sydney SCREEN - screenings will be in venues like Event Cinema George St, Palace Central, and ICC.
SXSW Sydney GAMES - from the ICC & Mercure to gaming spaces at Eddy Multi Space & Fortress!
Are you NEW to the INH volunteer program?
We're always excited to welcome new volunteers to the INH team! For this event, we will conduct a 5-10min phone call with all new candidates to discuss your application (don't be shy, it will be a few minutes and a chance for us to get to know each other). If you haven't volunteered with INH since 2020 you will also be required to be interviewed.

You will receive an additional email requesting a suitable interview date. On the day of your interview, you will receive an SMS message in the morning with your interview time.

Due to the large volume of volunteers required for this event, all volunteers will be notified of their application status by the end of September.
If you have any questions, require assistance or looking for a screenreader-friendly Application Form, please contact I Need Helpers on 02-8417-1050 or send us an INH Mail message.

Note: This Volunteer program is managed by I Need Helpers. Your contact information may be shared with relevant contractors for this event activity. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions of this Application Form for more information.

We encourage you to submit your interest early as I Need Helpers reserves the right to close the Application Form earlier than listed should an overwhelming response of candidates be received through INH Opportunities.

Thank you for applying to volunteer with SXSW Sydney 2023. We wish you the very best of luck with your application and we will be in touch shortly.

Applicants will be contacted via email following review by our recruitment team. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Staff & Volunteer Manager via INH Mail (through the HQ Page tab).

Don't forget to click on the green 'Apply' button below to finish submitting your application!