On-site Volunteer Opportunities at GHC

Applications are open until August 21, 5 p.m. PT.

With thousands of attendees and hundreds of speakers, GHC is a major event that requires a lot of hard work to set up and run. That’s why we’re so grateful to the thousands of volunteers who help make GHC such a success year after year.

Find the volunteering opportunity that works best for you.
Note: In order to sign up for the volunteer opportunities below, you must already have a registration to GHC. All volunteer opportunities listed in this page open in August.

Open Source Day Mentor  |  Speed Mentor  |  GHC Research Mentor
GHC Poster Judge  |  Blogger and Notetaker

Open Source Day Mentor

Each year, AnitaB.org hosts a daylong Code-a-thon for Humanity with other organizations. This program, known as Open Source Day (OSD), gives GHC attendees the chance to learn about open source while working on projects designed to solve real world problems. As a mentor, you will work with one of our participating organizations to guide participants as they develop their solutions.

In addition to being a registered GHC attendee, mentors must review preparation materials and be available for correspondence from the OSD committee and project leaders leading up to GHC.

Learn more about OSD Mentors

Application period: 

Registration benefits:

  • This opportunity does not provide a free registration to GHC.

Requirements: 

  • You must already be registered to attend GHC.

Speed Mentor

GHC offers three dedicated chances for our younger attendees to seek advice from mentors. Known as Speed Mentoring, our volunteer mentors discuss career paths, graduate schools, and personal aspirations with attendees in 10-minute focused conversations.

Learn more about Speed Mentors

Application period: 

Registration benefits:

  • This opportunity does not provide a free registration to GHC.

Requirements: 

  • You must already be registered to attend GHC.
  • Students may not apply.

GHC Research Mentor

GHC research mentors will be matched with one or more poster presenter according to their area of research/expertise. The research mentor will come at a specific time and day during GHC to examine the poster and give advice on how to improve the research project.

Learn more about Research Mentors

Application period: 

Registration benefits:

  • This opportunity does not provide a free registration to GHC.

Requirements: 

  • You must already be registered to attend GHC.
  • You must have a Ph.D.
  • Students may not apply.

GHC Poster Judge

Student research is essential to the growth of technology. Be a GHC poster judge and evaluate the posters of the students who participate in the ACM Student Research Competition. Prizes and awards will be attributed to six finalists.

Judges evaluate the students and their posters on:

  • Quality.
  • Clarity of visual and oral presentation.
  • Significance of work.

Learn more about Poster Judges

Application period: 

Registration benefits:

  • This opportunity does not provide a free registration to GHC.

Requirements: 

  • You must already be registered to attend GHC.
  • You must have a Ph.D.
  • Students may not apply.

Blogger and Note Taker

GHC is a celebration for the community by the community. At AnitaB.org, we rely on the passion of our dedicated volunteers to make GHC a success. Their voices help shape the conversations both at the venues and around the world. Their contributions help those who can’t attend in person experience GHC from home. Notes are often used years later to remember specific topics and discussions. If you want to be a part of sharing the knowledge gained at GHC, volunteer to be an official GHC community blogger or note taker.

Learn more about Bloggers and Note Takers

Application period: 

Registration benefits:

  • This opportunity does not provide a free registration to GHC.

Requirements: 

  • You must already be registered to attend GHC.
  • Students may apply.