General Perk Information

Perk Req. Hours/Shifts Type of Volunteer What You Get
SXSWedu Badge Minimum of 12 hours SXSW edu Volunteers ONLY Access to SXSWedu events including panels, screenings and evening events. SXSWedu Volunteers also receive a volunteer t-shirt and volunteer gift. The SXSWedu Badge IS NOT valid for SXSW events
Volunteer T-shirt 30-49 Conference Only (2) Volunteer t-shirts to prove you were there. 30 hours is the minimum time commitment.
Volunteer Film Badge 50-59 Conference Only Access into SXSW Film events, including screenings, trade show, panels, mentor sessions and most parties. Holder may also pick up a Film Big Bag and Directory. Not eligible for SXXpress Pass, SXsocial and some lounges.
Volunteer Interactive Badge 50-59 Conference Only Access into SXSW Interactive events, including trade show, panels, mentor sessions and most parties. Holder may also pick up an Interactive Big Bag and Directory. Not eligible for SXXpress Pass, SXsocial and some lounges.
Music Wrisband 50-59 Conference Only General public wristband, which allows second tier entry into music venues. A ticket for a Music Big Bag & Directory, Softball & BBQ is included.
Volunteer Gold Badge (Music Venue Stage Crew, Outdoor Stage, Special Venues Crew and Street Team ARE NOT eligible for a Volunteer Gold Badge) 60-79, minimum of 5 shifts Conference or Production Access into all SXSW Film and Interactive events, including screenings, trade show, panels, mentor sessions and most parties. Holder may also pick up both Film and Interactive Big Bags and Directories. Not eligible for SXXpress Pass, SXsocial and some lounges.
Volunteer Music Badge 60-79 hours, minimum of 5 shifts Conference or Production Access into SXSW Music events, including trade show, panels, mentor sessions, most parties and the Sunday Softball & BBQ. Holder may also pick up a Music Big Bag and Directory. Not eligible for SXXpress Pass, SXsocial and some lounges.
Volunteer Music Badge*

(Music Stage Crew, Special Venues Crew and Street Team ONLY)
Minimum of 3 to 4 shifts Production Only Access into SXSW Music events, including trade show, panels, mentor sessions, most parties and the Sunday Softball & BBQ. Holder may also pick up a Music Big Bag and Directory. Not eligible for SXXpress Pass, SXsocial and some lounges.
Volunteer Platinum Badge 80 or more hours, minimum of 7 shifts Reserved for returning Conference, Production and specialty** volunteers Access to all SXSW Film, Interactive and Music events, including film screenings, showcases, panels, trade show, most parties and the Sunday BBQ & softball tournament. The holder may also pick up Big Bags and Directories for all 3 conferences. Not eligible for SXXpress Pass, SXsocial and some lounges.
Volunteer Platinum Badge*

(Music Stage Crew, Special Venues Crew and Street Team ONLY)
Minimum of 5 shifts Returning Production Volunteers Access to all SXSW Film, Interactive and Music events, including film screenings, showcases, panels, trade show, most parties and the Sunday BBQ & softball tournament. The holder may also pick up Big Bags and Directories for all 3 conferences. Not eligible for SXXpress Pass, SXsocial and some lounges.

*Due to the lack of flexibility of shifts on these crews, the minimum shift requirement is less than other Production Crews.

**Specialty volunteers are those volunteers that possess a proven skill such as photography or other technical skills, and have demonstrated, or provided proof of such skill.