If you would like to volunteer, please check back in 2018. Sirens planning is generally very quiet in the several months following the conference, and our staff is taking this time to update our volunteer intake system. If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, please write us at (help at sirensconference.org).
Please click the button below to sign up. Once you’ve completed the process, our system will provide a link to our volunteer Google Group; please join it to hear about volunteer opportunities, which are posted as projects arise. (Most volunteering opportunities are offered during Sirens itself, but projects do come up from time to time.) Please use the same email address to join the group that you use on your volunteer application so we are able to verify you as a member of the group.
Thank you in advance for contributing your time and expertise to Sirens!
Once you are a member of the Google Group, please take a moment to review the volunteer schedules linked below, which are updated periodically. Available volunteer slots and locations are marked in green. You may email your first and last name (we’ll list you as first name and last initial), your first, second, and third choices, as well as how many slots you would like to cover, to (volunteers2018 at sirensconference.org). If you and a friend want to sign up for a shift together, please make sure you both email us and indicate that you want to partner on it. You must be registered before you choose a time slot!
A way you can help is listed below, with sample responsibilities.
Stay in a room for entire programming sessions and the breaks between. Shifts range from 2–3 hours, depending on the schedule. Room monitors greet presenters and make them comfortable; announce presenters and provide them with a five-minute warning before time is up; help latecomers find a seat quietly, or let them know that there are no more seats to be had and which alternative programming they might like; monitor whether or not a sessionís attendees have badges; contact the information desk with any problems related to technology, questions, or security; and return abandoned items to the lost and found at the information desk. No experience is necessary, and room monitors may remain seated for most tasks.