*The Call for volunteers is now closed*
Why Volunteer for BSidesLV?
BSides Las Vegas is an Information Security Conference. We’re a volunteer organized event, put on by and for the community, and we truly strive to keep information free. One thing that makes us different from a lot of events like ours is we don’t charge to the public to attend BSidesLV. Our costs are covered by our generous donors and sponsors, who share our vision of free dissemination of information and rely on Volunteers to help make the conference a success. We strive to look at the people who come to BSidesLV as participants instead of attendees to foster growth & community in the InfoSec World.
We need good, reliable folks, we have Volunteer opportunities on for load-in/set-up all the way through load-out/tear-down, Monday to Thursday the week of the conference. We have two main teams of Volunteers, General Volunteers and Safety & Security Operations.
General Volunteers opportunities range from AV Assistant, Contest & Events, Gear Room, Hire Ground, Info Booth, Lock-Pick Village, NOC, Press Registration, Raffle/Silent Auction, Registration, Room Hosts, Runners & Floaters, Speaker Operations and T-Shirts as well as others positions.
Safety & Security Operations is the team that help us enforce fire codes, direct participants to the room they’re looking for, help keep the flow of foot traffic going, ensure folks aren’t in off-limits areas, keep a watchful eye on our assets, and more, all with a smile and a helping attitude.
In order to be a Volunteer for either team we require a commitment to work a minimum of 10 hours for General Volunteers and 12 for Safety & Security. This way you can still be able to work your shifts and enjoy all of the conference. But don’t forget the 3-2-1 rule! – 3 hours of sleep, 2 meals and 1 shower per day. All General Volunteers must be at least 16 with a parent on site and permission given. Exceptions will be made for younger children working with their parents (kids-in-tow). Safety & Security Volunteers must be 18. If you have questions before signing up please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All volunteers will receive a special volunteer t-shirts to be worn during your shifts, a volunteer badge, an invitation to the volunteer thank you meet and greet on Tuesday evening as well as a +1 to the Wednesday night pool party. If you’re really willing to put in the time, we really want to reward you for your effort. Our Volunteers that sign-up for at least 18 hours of duty, qualify for three nights of a shared comped room with another Volunteer. Check in on Monday & Check out on Thursday, with a chance to extend your stay at our room block rates.
Come share your community spirit with the community. it’s a great way to meet new folks, make new friends and learn new skills! In addition to our staff, we need about 150 volunteers to make this wonderful event for over 2500 participants happen. Be one of the few, the proud, the BSidesLV Volunteer!