Volunteer Perks

In 2017, SXSW introduced a new badge structure, therefore the volunteer perk system evolved to help volunteers earn great perks to attend SXSW as well! Please be sure to look over and understand the badge offerings before signing up.

Volunteer Perks

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ALL perks are non-transferable and will only be issued to the volunteer completing the hours. Venue age and capacity restrictions apply.

Perk Type All-Conference
Music Venue
2 x SXSW Volunteer T-Shirts 24-47 hours Not Available
SXSW EDU Badge 24+ hours Not Available
SXSW Volunteer Interactive Badge 48-63 hours Not Available
SXSW Volunteer Film Badge 48-63 hours Not Available
SXSW Volunteer Music Badge 48-63 hours 24-31 hours
SXSW Volunteer Platinum Badge 64+ hours* 32+ hours*

Volunteers wishing to earn a SXSW EDU Badge and a SXSW volunteer perk must schedule enough hours for both perk requirements.

*Reserved for returning volunteers. A Platinum Nomination must be on file for returning volunteers earning a Volunteer Platinum Badge for the first time. Email volunteer@sxsw.com for more information.

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