A volunteer is someone who will help out during the event, by performing the assigned tasks and lending a hand here and there.
Contact Red cross. They have walkie talkies. Infodesks and staff members have walkie talkies as well.
Please come to the K infodesk. The FOSDEM website explains how to get there.
If you arrive on Friday noon for the buildup, nothing will be there yet. Don't worry. You will be part of the team that sets it up!
Please call them through the walkie talkie network.
See Communication below and pick one depending on how urgent the need is.
Urgent? Call the Infodesk, or walk over there. You can find the phone number on the info sheet you received.
Otherwise use the communication methods described below.
Please contact Mark ( email@example.com or +32 486 961726 [only during the event - use email otherwise!] ) for more information.
Unfortunately this is not possible.
You can register yourself with our volunteer tool ( https://volunteers.fosdem.org/ ) and see (and select) available tasks. Alternatively you can visit our main InfoDesk in K on the day itself, but you'll still need to have an account in the volunteer tool. If you can, please register online in advance and select tasks in the tool. This helps greatly with planning and managing the conference. However, please note that if you do select tasks on the tool, you are committing to being there and doing those tasks. You can change your selected tasks any time, but you will make it much easier to plan the event if you make your final changes by the Thursday before FOSDEM. If you can't make it to a particular task, please communicate it clearly and in time. Your help is greatly appreciated!
The minimum age to apply for helping out as a volunteer is 16. In any case, everybody who is a volunteer will be treated as an equal regardless of their age.
Some food and drink will be provided during the event.
No other compensation is available. This holds true for all volunteers, including staff. Staff is just the group of year-round volunteers.
No, unfortunately there isn't.
When wearing the volunteer t-shirt, you are seen as an active volunteer, who is available for tasks. If you want to have some time off, please remove the t-shirt during that time.
Please get a new t-shirt each day at the InfoDesk because "A t-shirt a day, keeps the smell away"
Becoming a staff member requires a minimum of having been a volunteer for at least one year
After this, you could be asked by a staff member to join the staff at some point.
Use the volunteers mailinglist and e-mail your question!