Volunteers help keep costs low for all HOPE attendees. Volunteer opportunities exist across all conference areas, and most welcome any skill level. Email volunteers@hope.net if you would like to be added to the volunteer list.

HOPE is completely run by volunteers. Everyone is asked to purchase a ticket to HOPE and pay their own way. Volunteers receive a special t-shirt.

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes. You can enrich your HOPE experience by helping to run the show and meeting some cool people while you’re at it!

Here is what some of the volunteer scenarios will look like:


This involves stringing cables; setting up lighting, audio, and video equipment; building art installations; and getting the conference ready for attendees. Being on the setup crew is a great way to meet organizers and other volunteers - both old regulars and brand new faces - and to get acquainted with the conference before it starts!


Our A/V gurus will be seeking volunteers to operate sound boards, lighting consoles, projectors, and video cameras during the talks. Volunteers are needed to help set up the gear and to help maintain it over the course of the weekend.

Stage Managers:

Do you like to keep things flowing and on time by coordinating speakers, assisting with emcee duties, and generally making sure all of the speaker tracks are running smoothly? This might be the job for you!


Masters of Ceremony introduce talks, make announcements, guide the Q&A, and generally help to make sure speaker sessions run smoothly. If you can commit blocks of at least 3 hours to run a few speaker sessions, get in touch! EmCees give enthusiastic support to speakers and their topics, and keep the audience informed.


The NOC is looking for volunteers to help plan prior to the event and to be there during operations to build up and maintain our special event network. If you are self-directed and can contribute time and energy to building an all-volunteer enterprise network, please get in touch with us right away! We are still in need of switches and wireless APs (with controllers and licenses). There is a lot yet to plan, so join us today!

Information Desk:

Lost? Volunteers are needed to help provide orientation and information to fellow attendees, as well as disseminate vital schedule and event updates.

Special Ops:

Things change, problems arise, and we need volunteers to be available to help solve these unforeseen problems and assist in other volunteer areas. Examples include errand running, message passing, and filling in for other volunteers who need a brief break.

If you have a particular skill or interest and would like to get involved, or just want to know more, send an email to volunteers@hope.net. No experience necessary!

See you at HOPE XV!

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