Call for Volunteers – Get Involved!

WordCamp Tampa is coming up in just a few short weeks and we are looking for some interested individuals, willing to give just a couple of hours to make sure our event this year is a success.

Why Should You Volunteer?

You may not know but WordCamp Tampa is staffed entirely by volunteers; even our Core Team of Organizers are volunteers. We host this event as an annual grassroots movement dedicated to learning and using WordPress. We make no money on the event; it all goes back into the budget for next year.

When you volunteer, you are giving back to the Tampa community and contributing to our effort. We need your help!

Don’t Worry — You Still Get to Enjoy the Camp

Your commitment to volunteer won’t take away from your time enjoying the Camp and you’ll get to see it from a different perspective as you see what goes on behind the scenes. We only need a couple of hours from each volunteer and we have plenty of opportunities to fit your experience and personality.

Check out the list below to see some examples of what we need:

Registration Volunteers

Arrive an hour early and help us get the camp going. You’ll be helping at the registration tables with such things like: checking off registrations, handing out badges, getting folks their t-shirts, and saying “Welcome!” with your best early morning smile. And point them to the Coffee 😉

Setup and Tear Down Teams

We’ve got tables, we’ve got signs, we’ve got boxes, we’ve got equipment and more stuff! We need help getting everything in place before hand and tearing it back down afterwards.

Help Table

Where’s the next session? What time is lunch? Where’s the bathroom?Whatever questions our attendees have, we need helpful volunteers to man the table and help direct them to answers.

Happiness Bar/WP Help Desk Support

You know a thing or two about WordPress! Why not spend some time giving back and helping those coming along behind you. We need people of all levels in the WordPress community to hang out in the Happiness Bar and help answer How-To questions from other attendees.

Speaker Host

We’ve got some amazing speakers lined up for all our sessions. Let’s treat them right! Help us get them in the right spot at the right time. You’ll be communicating with them a few minutes before their session, helping them with their equipment if needed, providing a bottle of water, and making sure they have what they need. Read their short bio by way of introduction and be their timekeeper to help the sessions run on time.

Food and Beverage

Help with setup and cleanup of the food areas. You know we’re gonna have coffee and snacks, right? Help us make sure things stay stocked and the area clean. We also need help setting up and tearing down lunch.

All-Hands-on-Deck Help

Whether its help running messages, covering last minute details, or just answering questions, we need volunteers, ready and willing to help wherever needed!

Sign Up to Volunteer

We are only looking for two things in our volunteers: Reliability and Friendliness. Easy, right? Use the form below to let us know you are interested and our Volunteer Coordinator will get back in touch with you.

Your exact duties will be explained closer to the event – but if something listed here sounds especially interesting to you, please let us know on the form. We want the right people in the right spots!

We want this WordCamp to be for the community and by the community. For this to happen, we need you. Please consider joining the Volunteer Team.