Volunteers

The volunteer program has been associated with previous WWW editions and has become an integral part of running each of them. Here is some information about volunteering opportunities. If you are thinking about volunteering for the first time it’s fairly simple. Once the arrangements have been finalized, an online registration form will be available at this site.

Below are some FAQ’s to explain how it all works.

Who are Volunteers ?

Volunteers typically are people with an involvement in the World Wide Web, who are interested in experiencing the conference but otherwise, could not afford to attend. We are looking for people with a background in building and running networks, good communication skills and reliable.

What can I expect to do at the conference ?

Various tasks will be assigned according to volunteers skills and needs : bagging, help at the registration desk, audio-visual assistance during the sessions, etc.

What qualification do I need ?

You don’t have to be an expert! Students and enthusiasts work alongside industry professionals. Enthusiasm and interest are important qualities. You must have a good attitude and a love of the web but you definitely don’t need a degree in computer science. The conference is a great place to learn more about web development and authoring but this kind of experience is not particularly relevant to volunteering.

What do I get ?

Volunteers receive conference registration and lunch for the duration of the conference, a volunteer T-shirt and an invitation to a post-conference volunteer party. You will be required to work a fixed number of hours in exchange. There will be a flexible roster system that will allow you to schedule your work commitments and to attend the parts of the conference that interest you.

How do I apply ?

The volunteer application process is now closed.

Any additional questions should be directed to the volunteers chairs – Sebastien Forget and Romain Vuillemot : volunteers@www2012.org