Become a part of the SURGE network: Apply to volunteer

Become a part of the SURGE network: Apply to volunteer

January 7, 2016 by Eoghan McNeill

Be inspired. Be a part of something great. Volunteer at SURGE.

We’re hitting Bengaluru on February 23-24 for SURGE. It’s going to be great, and we want you to be a part of it.

You can contribute to what’s going to be an incredible conference by volunteering to work with us.

The SURGE Volunteer Programme is a great opportunity to gain work experience, be a part of our impressive networking environment and attend one of our global events for free. Our Volunteer Team is now seeking the best and brightest minds with a passion for technology, startups and events.

Volunteers will help our SURGE team over all areas of the event including our Operations, Registration, Stages, Social Media Live Teams and many more.

Here’s all the information you need about volunteering at SURGE:
  • Get started by registering to volunteer here.
  • At SURGE, Volunteers will complete two shifts over three days: February 22, 23 and 24.
  • Shift lengths vary depending on volunteer role, but typically shifts are between five and six hours long.
  • Morning shifts begin at 7am, while afternoon shifts begin at 12pm.
  • Volunteers are free to explore all SURGE has to offer in their spare time, and will receive a lunch pack on the day of their shift.
  • Before the event kicks off, we will provide volunteers with a briefing to run through the SURGE Volunteer Programme, their volunteer roles and answer any questions that they may have.

For an idea of what volunteering at SURGE is like, take a look at what one of our previous volunteers has said. Cian volunteered on our social media team at our European event Web Summit in 2015: 

“My experience volunteering at the Web Summit over the past few years as part of the live team has been nothing but exceptional. The team, speakers, and staff I’ve met and connected with all happened because of the Web Summit.

“I find people grow through the experience of meeting like-minded and inspiring people. This is something you cannot create, but have to undergo. This is how the future generation of entrepreneurs are built.”

Marina is one of our long-time Web Summit volunteers – she was struck by Web Summit’s “buzz”:

“As a member of the Live team, you get to share your Web Summit experience with the world. Whether it be through tweets, Instagram pics or Facebook posts we are documenting the many aspects of the conference for all.

“Being at the events is such a buzz and getting to be part of the Live team makes it even better.”

Help us build something incredible at SURGE. Apply to volunteer.

About the Author

Eoghan McNeill
Eoghan is a former journalist from Donegal on Ireland’s north west coast. In his spare time, he enjoys reading things he hasn’t written.