South by Southwest seeking volunteers for 2019

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals along with SXSW EDU and SXSW Gaming are seeking volunteers for the 2019 event.

Those interested in volunteering can sign up online and are encouraged to attend one of the SXSW Volunteer Calls that are taking place on the following dates at the Austin Convention Center:

  • Sunday, January 27 from 3-5 p.m. in Ballroom ABC on the First Floor
  • Sunday, February 10 from 3-5 p.m. in Ballroom DE on the Fourth Floor
  • Saturday, February 23 from 3-5 p.m. in Ballroom AC on the First Floor

Officials say those attending one of the calls can expect them to last about an hour. They urge people to attend at their earliest convenience for widest selection of crews and shifts.

SXSW offers two volunteer types: all conference and music venue. Between those two, volunteers can choose from more than 30 different crews.

Volunteers must be able to contribute a minimum of 24 hours during the event to earn badges to attend. 

Both day and night positions are available.

Volunteers who are unable to attend the volunteer calls are need more information can contact SXSW Event Staffing & Resources at or call 512-467-7979.