Each year we rely on a wonderful group of volunteers to help us make our conference environment warm and welcoming for all attendees. Volunteers work alongside the best minds in online journalism and revel in the satisfaction of pulling off one of the best events in our field.

Selected applicants will receive complimentary registration to ONA23.

The volunteer application window ended on Thursday, May 18.

We have a streamlined application for our volunteer roles below.

What to expect

  • Event Volunteers – We’re recruiting event volunteers to work eight-hour shifts helping support pre-conference preparations, registration, sessions, special events and other critical elements of ONA23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do volunteers receive a pass to ONA23?
Yes, each of our volunteers will receive one complimentary, non-transferable registration to attend ONA23.

I have already volunteered at several ONA conferences, what does this mean for my chances of getting selected again?
All applicants are considered regardless of their previous ONA involvement.

Are volunteers able to attend educational sessions?
Volunteers are more than welcome to attend sessions and events outside of your scheduled volunteer hours. Some volunteer shifts also require you to tune in to a session as part of your responsibilities.

Am I guaranteed a spot on the volunteer team?
After May 18, we will evaluate volunteer applications, and once all shifts are filled we’ll move applicants to a waitlist.

For additional questions about volunteering, contact Program Coordinator Diana López at diana@journalists.org.