Call For Volunteers

Why Volunteer for BSidesLV?

We’re a volunteer-organized event, put on by and for the community, and we truly strive to keep information free. Our costs are covered by our generous donors and sponsors, who share our vision of free dissemination of information, and we rely on Volunteers to help make the conference a success. We see the people who come to BSidesLV as participants, instead of attendees, who share our goal to foster growth & community in the InfoSec World. We need good, reliable folks. We have Volunteer opportunities for load-in/set-up all the way through load-out/tear-down, Monday through Thursday the week of the conference.

How to Volunteer

Returning Volunteers

  • Monitor the BSidesLV Slack, we will post there when shifts are available.

New Volunteers


No experience required, we will teach you everything you need to know about the position you volunteer for. Volunteers are required to sign up for a minimum of 12 hours of volunteer work.

Age Requirement General Volunteers (Volts) You must be 18+ years old OR 16+ years old with a parent on site and permission given. If you are under 18 please reach out to before signing up to make arrangements.

Safety Operations Volunteers must be 18+ years old.

Volunteer Benefits

All volunteers will receive:

  • Special Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Volunteer Badge (that allows you access to the conference outside of your volunteering time
  • An invitation to the volunteer appreciation mixer on Tuesday evening
  • A +1 to the Wednesday night pool party.

To see all the benefits checkout the Volt Benefits section in the Volt Guide.

Do I need any experience?

Almost all roles require 0 prior experience, just the ability to learn and follow instructions.

I can only volunteer for less than 12 hours, can I still volunteer?

Thank you for your interest but we cannot accept people who cannot commit 12 or more hours at this time.

I cannot sign up for an account?

That means we are not accepting new volunteers at this time. Join the Google Group to get notified when it opens.

Is there a guide that has more information?

There is a general Volt Guide that has all of this information and more. *Contents are subject to change - bookmark the above link.

Can I attend the conference?

Yes, your volunteer badge gives you access to the conference. You may attend talks and roam the conference floor when not working a shift.

I want to sign up but only do <Position Name>?

You can see the positions and shifts available before signing up. What you see is what is available. Returning volunteers do get priority.

Do I need to buy a badge?

If you sign up to volunteer and meet the requirements (see the Volt Guide) then you will be issued a volunteer badge.

What Positions are Available?

General Volunteers (we call them Volts) range from helping to run A/V equipment, registering attendees, escorting speakers, general setup, introducing speakers, selling t-shirts, assisting the lockpick village, and many more. See the Volt Guide for details.

Safety Operations is the team that helps us enforce fire codes, direct participants to the room they’re looking for, help keep the flow of foot traffic going, receive Code of Conduct reports, 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. Everyone is welcome, we aren’t guarding nukes.

I am going to miss my shift(s) or can’t make it at all

Life happens, we totally understand but please tell us (via email or slack) as soon as you know and are able to do so. The sooner the better as it helps us be able to plan and accommodate for your absence.

If I miss a shift will this invalidate my shared comped room? Not if you contact us. When in doubt, reach out to the Volunteer Coordinators on slack or email.