Do you want to help make RSECon23 happen? We are looking for volunteers to join our team and help us deliver the seventh annual conference for Research Software Engineering! The conference is taking place online and in-person in Swansea between the 5th and 7th of September 2023. 

What will I do? 

In-person volunteers at RSECon23 participate in a wide range of tasks which help us deliver a successful conference. Primarily, you’ll act as a first point of contact should any delegates need assistance during the conference, making sure everyone feels welcome and valued.

Online volunteers will liaise between the stream and in-person team, communicating any technical difficulties which need to be resolved, moderating online chat and sharing links to allow participants to ask questions.

To learn more about either role, please see our volunteer job description.

What skills, experience and attributes do I need?  

Along with having great communication and interpersonal skills, we ask that you are friendly and enthusiastic about creating a warm and welcoming environment for a successful conference. You should also be willing to work as part of a team. 

If you have specific technical skills and experience such as setting-up/using audio-visual equipment or anything else you think might be particularly useful then we would love to hear about this when you apply.  We will do our best to align you with a volunteer role that suits you.

What benefits do I get from volunteering?  

Outside of a great opportunity to meet people in the RSE network and gain valuable organisation experience, you will receive:

  • Complimentary entrance to the conference and dinner(s) – dinners only available to in-person volunteers;
  • Opportunity to attend some sessions you are interested in;
  • An amazing t-shirt to represent the RSECon23 team!

I’m interested, what’s my next step? 

To apply to join the volunteer team, please fill in this form. Applications will close on the 26th of May and successful applicants will be informed by the 1st June. If you have any questions about RSECon23, please email us at [email protected].