It’s important to source reliable volunteers for your event to cover duties that the Techstars Startup Weekend organizing team might need help with. It’s a great opportunity for individuals who couldn’t commit to an organizer role to still be involved in some capacity in the event.

Your logistics lead is responsible for outreach to potential volunteers. They act as the main point of contact for volunteers, coordinating volunteer assignments and handling all communication to volunteers pre-, during, and post-event. 

Pre-event, you’ll share a volunteer sign-up sheet describing the different assignments available at your Startup Weekend, and the time commitment associated with each assignment. Send reminders to volunteers and show your gratitude by inviting volunteers to stay involved post-event. You can find a volunteer signup form template, a volunteer outreach email template, and a volunteer thank you email template at the bottom of this page. 

Once your application is approved, you will have access to the volunteer guide in Techstars Preflight platform.