Become a volunteer


Am I able to volunteer at the Data Science Festival?

Yes! We welcome anyone to become a volunteer at DSF! 2023 applications are open now. We are looking for volunteers for our live in person festivals on Saturday, May 20th and October 14th 2023. These will be at Codenode in London, near Moorgate station. A guaranteed ticket to attend sessions, the chance to network with our team and the team of volunteers, the warm fuzzy feeling of helping out the community and getting 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.


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The DSF team will contact you ahead of the event to confirm your volunteer shift
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