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The majestic Austin’s B-Cycle network needs you

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Just like SXSW, Austin as a city is constantly evolving, and the appearance of the B-Cycle network had a huge positive impact on my SXSW experience – so much so that I made a point of arranging a month-long membership of the short term mostly automated bike-hire before I left for Austin in 2015. I’ll be doing the same this year.

If you’re outside of Austin have a read over of how B-Cycle works at its website (in short, members can check a bike out for thirty minutes and check it in at any other station around town, and it takes around ten to fifteen minutes to go between some of the more distant stations).

Austin residents (our those of you who just want a different way of looking around the city) might want to volunteer for the SXCycles team, which will help keep the system running (and each shift offers credit towards an annual membership of the B-Cycle system).

South by Southwest is looming once again and Austin B-cycle will be hustling our bikes around the city to make sure everyone has the best chance to use a B-cycle to get around town. With the high demand of the festival attendees, our team is in need of some helping hands…or should we say “feet”…to help us move our B-cycles around the city.

If you’re looking to be apart of the SXSW hustle and bustle, join the Austin B-cycle team of volunteers for a fun-filled day(s) keeping the system balanced and riding B-cycles. Take a peek at our volunteer shift needs below and sign up today to help out!

More details on the blog, or sign up on Eventbrite.

SXSW Volunteer Call is Sunday January 24th

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Want to get access to SXSW events for free? Want to meet great folks and make lifelong friends? Consider volunteering for SXSW!

Every year SXSW recruits a veritable army of volunteers, thousands of them to help setup, run and break down all the events, shows, and parties that comprise the South by Southwest experience.

To meet their goal they hold a Volunteer Call in January each year where you can go and meet the crews, learn more about the responsibilities and time commitments and what perks you can earn.

Volunteer Call Dates and Times
January 24, 2016
3PM to 5PM
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom ABC

This year they have made changes to some details:

- New volunteer types – All-Conference & Music Festival Volunteer

All-Conference Volunteers can schedule hours anytime throughout the 10 days of the SXSWeek, March 11-20, 2016, and be on up to 2 crews. When available, returning All Conference Volunteers may work some of their hours during SXSWedu, March 7-10. All-Conference Volunteers work hours toward a perk of their choice.

Music Festival Volunteers work on ONE crew during the nights of the SXSW Music Festival, March 15-20. Most Music Festival Volunteers must be age 21+. Music Festival Volunteers earn their perks based on the number of hours worked.

- All crews work hours towards perks (no shifts) In the past Conference crews tracked how many hours they worked, while Music Crews tracked whole shifts. This change makes things easier to understand and is more fair.

- New perk requirements (Much fewer hours required!)

Hours                      Perk Reward
24 – 47 hours            VOLUNTEER SXSWedu BADGE, or 2 SXSW VOLUNTEER T-SHIRTS
48 – 63 hours            VOLUNTEER GOLD or MUSIC BADGE
64 hours or more     VOLUNTEER PLATINUM BADGE (reserved for Returning Volunteers)

- No Conference Crew Walk-thru (this was always a Bataan Death March through the Convention Center)
- Shorter Pre-event Meetings
- Easier sign-up process for Out of Town Volunteers

SXSW also takes Out of town volunteers, so even if you’re not from the area, go check out volunteer.sxsw.com to learn more.

SXSW Needs You! (as a Volunteer)

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Want to get access to SXSW events for free? Want to meet great folks and make lifelong friends? Consider volunteering for SXSW!

Every year SXSW recruits a veritable army of volunteers, more than 3000 of them to help setup, run and break down all the events, shows, and parties that comprise the South by Southwest experience.

To meet their goal they hold a Volunteer Call in January each year where you can go and meet the crews, learn more about the responsibilities and time commitments and what perks you can earn.

Volunteer Call Dates and Times
January 17, 2015
3PM to 5PM
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom ABC

OR

January 27, 2014
6PM to 9PM
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom ABC.

There are two main types of volunteers conference and Production. More details from the Volunteer site:

Conference Volunteers can schedule hours anytime throughout the 10 days of the SXSWeek (March 7-16, 2014) on up to three crews. Some crews may have limited hours available on days before and after the event. Conference Volunteers work hours toward a perk of their choice. Click here for more information about working as a Conference Volunteer.

Production Volunteers are restricted to working on only one crew throughout SXSWeek. Production Volunteers earn their perks based on the number of shifts worked. Click here for more information about working as a Production Volunteer.

As a former Volunteer and Crew Chief I can honestly say that volunteering at SXSW has greatly expanded my enjoyment of the event, especially in those first few years of attending, I learned a great deal about how to “do” SXSW from more experienced volunteers.

SXSW also takes Out of town volunteers, so even if you’re not from the area, go check out volunteer.sxsw.com to learn more.

SXSW Needs Volunteers

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Want to get access to SXSW events for free? Want to meet great folks and make lifelong friends? Consider volunteering for SXSW!

Every year SXSW recruiters a veritable army of volunteers, more than 3000 of them to help setup, run and break down all the events, shows, and parties that comprise the South by Southwest experience.

To meet their goal they hold a Volunteer Call in January each year where you can go and meet the crews, learn more about the responsibilities and time commitments and what perks you can earn.

Volunteer Call Dates and Times
January 18, 2014
3PM to 5PM
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom ABC

OR

January 28, 2014
6PM to 9PM
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom ABC.

There are two main types of volunteers conference and Production. More details from the Volunteer site:

Conference Volunteers can schedule hours anytime throughout the 10 days of the SXSWeek (March 7-16, 2014) on up to three crews. Some crews may have limited hours available on days before and after the event. Conference Volunteers work hours toward a perk of their choice. Click here for more information about working as a Conference Volunteer.

Production Volunteers are restricted to working on only one crew throughout SXSWeek. Production Volunteers earn their perks based on the number of shifts worked. Click here for more information about working as a Production Volunteer.

As a former Volunteer and Crew Chief I can honestly say that volunteering at SXSW has greatly expanded my enjoyment of the event, especially in those first few years of attending, I learned a great deal about how to “do” SXSW from more experienced volunteers.

SXSW also takes Out of town volunteers, so even if you’re not from the area, go check out volunteer.sxsw.com to learn more.

SXSW Volunteer Call!

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Today is the first of two Volunteer Calls (the second being next Tuesday 1/28) that SXSW uses to recruit volunteers to help run the annual festival and conference.

This year upwards of 3000 “minions” are needed to keep the wheels from falling off.

Volunteers can work on vaious crew from Stage crews for Music, Film Venue staff, Conference Access, and others. There is a minimum of 30 hours to earn a perk, and volunteers can earn wristbands, film passes or badge access.

And if you are out of town, SXSW can provide volunteer opportunutues for you as well.

For more info and to apply go here.

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