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We have been overwhelmed with applications to be a DSF volunteer! We really appreciate the support from the community. Unfortunately, we only have limited spaces available to volunteer on the day. Therefore, we are pausing applications for the time being. If more slots become available, we will reopen the volunteer applications.

Applications for our next festival, DSF Oktoberfest (shifts: Friday 18th PM, Saturday 19th AM and PM), will become available in Summer 2024. Keep an eye out!

Still want to attend the festival? Enter the ballot here for a chance to get a ticket!

FAQ

Am I able to volunteer at the Data Science Festival?

Yes! We welcome anyone to become a volunteer at DSF! Applications are currently closed for volunteers for our live in-person festival on May 18th 2024. The next event will be on October 19th 2024 – applications for this will open Summer 2024! This will be at CodeNode in London, near Moorgate station. Get a guaranteed ticket to attend sessions, the chance to network with our team and the crew of volunteers, the warm fuzzy feeling of helping out the community and get some free event SWAG. What more could you want!

Volunteering Requirements

Arrive on time for your scheduled volunteer shift.

Wear a DSF Volunteer t-shirt provided by us. 

Follow instructions and treat your fellow volunteers, attendees, and the DSF staff with respect.

Please give us 4 days’ notice if you cannot attend your shift.

Dress code – Smart casual, please wear comfortable shoes, you will thank us! 

If you have questions or ideas please speak up! We value everyone’s input.

Have fun!

Volunteer Duties

A quick sample of what you may be doing on the day.

  • Alphabetising badges
  • Setting up registration 
  • Helping to put up and place venue banners
  • Arranging swag and giveaway boxes
  • Helping with microphones and questions from attendees
  • Managing the rooms to help with crowd control
  • Giving attendees alphabetised badges with lanyards
  • Helping individual DSF staff members set up activities; such as showing sponsors to their tables and handing out swag
  • Handing out swag bags 
  • Helping to manage the lunch and set it up ready for attendees
  • Packing away the festival with the DSF Team

How to get to the venue

Parking – If you want to commute by car to CodeNode, NCP Finsbury Square offers an ideal parking spot. Located beneath the lawn bowls green, you’re only a short walk from CodeNode, Moorgate and Old Street. CodeNode is also serviced by a large loading bay, should you require deliveries or unloading. You can also check out Parkopedia for details of nearby parking.

Tube/Train – The nearest underground stations are Moorgate and Liverpool Street Stations. Both are on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines, Moorgate is also on the Northern Line and Liverpool Street on the Central line. Liverpool Street is also a main overland station. 

To reach CodeNode from Moorgate Station, exit Moorgate Station, turn right onto Moorgate, turn right again onto South Place. Walk down on South Place until you reach number 10 on your right. In addition, Liverpool Street station is a major overland train station connecting CodeNode directly with the outer London regions and rest of the UK.

Bicycle – For cyclists there is a Santander Cycles Hire docking station just outside our venue on South Place.