Mandatory Meetings

This year, our mandatory training meetings are easier to attend than ever! In 2016, pre-event meetings will not count as hours toward volunteer perks. However, perk requirements have been lowered to accommodate for hours previously earned for pre-event meetings. Remember, pre-event meetings are NOT OPTIONAL. Not attending could result in the loss of your volunteer assignment.

SXSW All-Conference Volunteers are required to attend one pre-event All-Conference Meeting on February 27, 2016. All-Conference Volunteers will watch an informative video about what to expect as a SXSW Volunteer, learn about the SXSW footprint and have some additional face time with their crew managers. Some crews may have additional training following the video. Volunteers should check their crews' requirements during the Volunteer Call.

SXSW Music Festival Volunteers are required to attend one pre-event Music Festival Meeting on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Music Festival Volunteers will watch an informative video about what to expect as a SXSW Volunteer, learn about the SXSW footprint and have training that is required to effectively perform the duties for this volunteer type.

Out of Town Volunteers (OOT) are not required to attend pre-event meetings, however information will be available online prior to SXSW to help acclimate OOT Volunteers to the functions of their crew(s). Please see the OOT Volunteer section for more details about OOT Volunteer requirements.

Photo by Christy Sanchez