SXSW offers two volunteer types, providing the flexibility to build a schedule and volunteer experience that fits YOU!
SXSW Conference & Programming Volunteer
Conference & Programming Volunteers have a range of crews to choose from and can be found in all areas of the event at any time. Volunteers help with event operations, provide customer service to event attendees, and help support fellow volunteers. Whether you want to be front and center or behind the scenes, this volunteer type has it!
Conference & Programming Volunteers are eligible for a SXSW Volunteer Platinum, Music, Film & TV, or Interactive Badge and a SXSW EDU Badge.
SXSW Music Festival Volunteer
Do you have any ear for the next big act or have an interest in music production? This volunteer type might be your jam! Music Festival Volunteers help support showcasing artists in a variety of ways during the days and nights of the SXSW Music Festival. Since this volunteer type only operates during the SXSW Music Festival, the time requirement is less.
Volunteers with a Music Festival Volunteer schedule are eligible for a SXSW Volunteer Platinum or Music Badge.
Interested in earning a Volunteer t-shirt, attending the SXSW Volunteer Appreciation Party and supporting the most iconic, annual Austin event? You can volunteer 8-24 providing additional support on our busiest crews. Check out the Conference & Programming Volunteer crew descriptions for more information.
*Updated for SXSW and SXSW EDU 2024, volunteers must be at least 18 years of age by March 1st, 2024 to volunteer. If you are part of an organized high school school volunteer program, please have your teacher or faculty sponsor contact SXSW Volunteer Headquarters to inquire about opportunities.