Volunteering for PyCon India 2019

PyCon India is a community run event. What that means is, there is no one person or organization behind the event. People who love the language come together and help in ways they can, to run the event. And here is the opportunity for you to be a part of the community.

But before you register to volunteer, there are few things you should be aware of -

  • Volunteering takes time and effort, sometimes a lot of it. Online activities like handling social networks or handling registrations etc take a lot of time. So if you're volunteering, make sure you can allocate sufficient time.

  • If you're volunteering for offline activities e.g. on spot registration or settings up stages or handling video recording, anything that has to be done on the venue during the event, there is a good chance that you won't be able to attend the sessions. If someone needs you, you have to be there.

  • Volunteering is not a free way into the event. At PyCon India, everybody buys a ticket. Even the event organizers buy tickets. We volunteer because we love Python and PyCon, and want the event to be awesome.

If you're still interested in volunteering, here is what you should do next:

Hope this article has served as a starting point for volunteering. If you have any questions, please drop a mail to the mailing list, but make sure to check the mailing list archives, for answers, before posting.

Happy volunteering!

Credits: Parts of this article were derived from the 2015 article, Volunteering for PyCon India