The Service Design Network is at the height of activity in preparation for the Service Design Global Conference 2019 (SDGC) taking place in Toronto, Canada from October 10-11, 2019 (members only event takes place on October 9). An absolute “must attend” for anyone passionate about the advancement of the practice of service design, we are actively in search of committed volunteers who want to support us bring this high-profile event to life!  

By joining as a volunteer during this annual occasion, you will become an important member of our SDGC19 execution team. With a variety of activities taking place throughout the three days, volunteers will have the ability to hear, see and experience the best that service design has to offer.

Volunteer Benefits

  • A free, three-day SDGC19 conference pass (October 9-11)
  • Invite to the conference’s  evening reception (October 10)
  • SDGC19 branded tote bag (includes the latest edition of our Touchpoint journal)
  • Access to event sessions upon completion of your shift or as time allows
  • Opportunity to network with key members of the service design community
  • Coffee, lunch, snacks and soft drinks included
SDGC18 Volunteers in Dublin
SDGC18 Volunteers in Dublin

Volunteer Requirements

  • A passion for service design
  • Be an active student at least 18 years of age
  • Availability from October 9-11, 2019
    (Kindly note that volunteers must be available throughout this time period. You will not be considered a suitable candidate if you cannot fulfil this requirement)
  • Ability to begin your day onsite at 7 a.m. and work between five to seven hours each day.
    (Volunteers are typically scheduled to work in 2.5 hour increments with (onsite) time-off between shifts)
  • Flexibility
  • Work well with others; be a team player!
  • Completion of our SDGC19 volunteer application

Special note: If you require a visa to enter Toronto, please be prepared to provide proof of fulfilment by September 15.

Volunteering Opportunities

  • Speaker and stage management
  • Sponsor management
  • Registration support
  • Venue guide
  • SDN & Info Desk Help
  • Venue setup
  • Workshop support
  • Coverage of the event (photos or videos) based on abilities

Volunteer Application Submission

The deadline for submission of your volunteer application is June 30. Please note that we will review all applications after the closing date and will get back to you if we believe you have fulfilled all requirements. Once you have confirmed your availability to volunteer, we will discuss with you your various task and responsibilities. We will continue to stay in touch in the time leading up to the event via social media groups and emails.

Thank you for your interest. We hope to see you in Toronto!

Special Note: Please note, SDN cannot cover your travelling and/or accommodation expenses.

SDGC18 Volunteers in Dublin Workshop Assistance
SDGC18 Volunteers in Dublin Workshop Assistance
SDGC18 Volunteers in Dublin Members Day Registration
SDGC18 Volunteers in Dublin Members Day Registration

Want to be part of the largest Service Design gathering in the world?

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*Please note, all applications will have to undergo evaluation. Merely applying does not guarantee being considered as a volunteer. 
The tasks described above are just illustrative.