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Volunteer Programme

Want to get involved in delivering Scotland’s career event for tech professionals? We want you to join our volunteer programme!

Student volunteering opportunity

Whether you’re interested in a career in tech or want to further your event management experience, we have a role for you. We're flexible to make sure you can get the experience that will help your professional and personal development as much as possible while being part of an amazing team.

The details

About our volunteer programme...

When?

8th – 10th July 2024, Turing Fest 24 will be the 9th – 10th July, with set-up on the 8th.

Hosted at the Edinburgh International Conference Center

What's in it for you

  • Full training for your role(s) and support in building your skills
  • Access to 50% of the talks (£549 value)
  • A chance to meet worldwide industry leaders
  • Access to the networking and after parties
  • Relevant job experience (for event/marketing students)
  • A personalised reference on LinkedIn or for any other applications

What's expected of you

  • Help with registration, set up, ushering and a wide variety of other roles
  • Capturing content, supporting our social media team
  • Be keen to help and have a good attitude to learning
  • Be a welcoming, inclusive member of our community
  • Comply with our Code of Conduct at all times

Who we're looking for

Current or recently graduated students with a focus on:

  • Tech (in any area)
  • Events or event management
  • Communications / PR / Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Aspiring tech entrepreneurs

How to get involved

Complete the form and save the date for July 9th-10th, 2024. And please share this with your friends!

Here to help...

Frequently Asked Questions

Online training session = Thursday, June 20th, 7pm – 8:30pm

In person training session = Sunday, June 23rd, 12pm – 4:00pm

Turing Fest Set-Up Day = 8th July (afternoon/evening)

Turing Fest Day 1 = 9th July (all day)

Turing Fest Day 2 = 10th July (all day)

Volunteers are expected to attend an online and in-person training (those who cannot attend the in person training may still be able to volunteer depending on the role).

Volunteers are expected to volunteer for at least 4 hours across the three days, they will not be expected to volunteer every day.

    • Set up day = 8th July (afternoon/evening)
    • Day 1 = 9th July (all day)
    • Day 2 = 10th July (all day)

Short answer, no. We cannot provide accommodation for volunteers. Any volunteers who do not live near Edinburgh are still welcome to volunteer but they will need to commute or sort their own accommodation. 

We have a travel subsidy policy to support volunteers travelling. Travel expenses of up to £10 for a return journey are permitted without prior authorisation being required. Travel expenses of over £10 will not be reimbursed. We encourage all volunteers to take the lowest cost transport option possible. 

Applications close at midnight, Sunday 16th of June. Exceptions may be made after this date depending on volunteer experience. Please contact alyson@turingfest.com for more details.

  • Registration / Welcome 
  • Ushering
  • Media support
  • Speaker support
  • Exhibition support
  • CEO Personal Assistant 

The reason we call this a programme is because it consists of several different elements brought together and supported by volunteers. Our volunteers are focused on managing relationships, attendee expectations and resources. All volunteers will receive general training and networking opportunities, as well as role specific training (as needed). All volunteers will also receive a personal reference for future use based on their attitude and performance during the programme.

  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years old
  • All volunteers must be able to make their own way to Edinburgh

Any questions should be directed to Alyson, the Volunteer Programme Manager at alyson@turingfest.com