Sign Up To Volunteer At Disrupt NY

Do you want to attend Disrupt NY 2015 without the the budget hit from buying a ticket? Then sign up to be a TechCrunch Work Exchange Volunteer to help put on the best startup show in tech.

We’re now accepting applications for the program. Volunteers selected for the exchange are required to provide up to 16 hours of event assistance during the conference. You’ll be doing things like staffing the registration booth, assembling the VIP goody bags, providing directions to participants and even helping out with the Hackathon presentations.

Work Exchange Volunteers must be available on Friday, May 1 at 4 p.m. at the Manhattan Center for a mandatory orientation meeting, and be available to work shifts between 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. The cost to participate in the Work Exchange Volunteer program is $25, but that minimal fee gets you a full access pass to the Disrupt conference.

And the other benefits are just as huge. At Disrupt, you’ll have the opportunity to network with the people and companies in attendance that play various roles in the startup community. You’ll also get to connect and share your experiences with like-minded volunteers to create lasting connections (they could even be your team for creating the next great startup).

Those who are accepted into the program are required to cover their own meals, housing and travel expenses. There will likely be some opportunities for work exchange volunteers to share rooms, and we’ll send along an invitation to our program’s Slack site for everyone who is selected so that you can connect with all the other work exchange volunteers.

Volunteers must work their assigned shifts, so if you’re looking to attend a particular session or hear a specific individual’s interview, this might not be the right opportunity for you. But if you’re open to working for a few days in exchange for a ticket to Disrupt NY 2015, be sure to apply today.

To apply for a work exchange volunteer slot, send us an email expressing your interest in the program. We’ll notify those selected into the program in the next few weeks, and you must confirm your appointment by April 17 to participate.

The show runs May 4-6 at the historic Manhattan Center. Tickets are available at an early-bird discount rate until April 11.

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