Do you like to get your hands dirty and want to be a part of the best startup show in tech? If so, you should sign up to be a TechCrunch Work Exchange Volunteer at Disrupt SF 2015.
We’re happy to announce that we have now started accepting applications to the Work Exchange. Volunteers selected for the exchange must be able to work up to 16 hours during the conference doing things like staffing the registration booth, assembling the VIP goodie bags, providing directions to attendees and even helping out with the Hackathon presentations — things that help ensure our guests and presenters have an incredible experience.
Work Exchange volunteers must be available on Friday, September 18, at 4 p.m. at Pier 70 for a mandatory orientation meeting, and be available to work shifts between 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, and 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23.
Volunteers get an all access pass to the conference, so you can tour around the show when you’re not on shift. You’ll have the opportunity to network and establish connections with the prominent people and companies attending the show. You’ll also get to connect and share learnings with other Work Exchange volunteers to create lasting connections with like-minded enthusiasts.
TechCrunch is also pleased to present our volunteers with an exclusive gift filled with TechCrunch merchandise and swag.
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 volunteers to share rooms, and we’ll send along an invitation to the program’s Slack channel to all those selected into the exchange so that you can connect with all the other volunteers ahead of time.
You can apply to be a Work Exchange volunteer by filling out this brief form no later than Friday, September 4. We’ll notify those selected into the program via email shortly after applications close, and those selected will need to respond to the email and pay the $25 fee to secure their spot in the program.
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[Editor’s note: The Work Exchange program initially required a $25 fee. That policy has been reversed. It takes a small army of volunteers to put on Disrupt and we greatly appreciate their tireless work and endless enthusiasm.]