Call for Volunteers (PDW Staff)

We are looking for volunteers to help during PDW 2024 taking place May 7-9, 2024, with both virtual and in-person components at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa (55 Colonel By Drive). In order to make this event an amazing success, we are seeking volunteers to help us out in-person.

There are a variety of roles which include:

  • Registration desk: Greet delegates, check them into the electronic system and print off QR code for their pass. 
  • Office Support: Welcome the speakers and have them sign the required documents. Must be organized and knowledgeable in Microsoft Word and Excel products and general office duties. A training session will be provided. 
  • A/V Technician: Ensure A/V is working for each session and follow the session checklist. 
  • Speaker Buddy: Organize and coordinate with speakers to ensure they arrive at the right location at the right time, provide open and closing remarks during a session and open the floor to Q&A session. A training session will be provided.  
  • Session Monitor: Coordinate the door monitor volunteers for the sessions you are assigned to, meet with the speaker to ensure session requirements are met. 
  • Door Monitor: Scan delegate badges at session doors, conduct room counts. 
  • Q&A moderator: Coordinate in-person and virtual questions. Collect questions from virtual delegates and ask questions (at the microphone) during the session. 
  • Chat monitor: Engage with delegates in chat to share key messages. Ensure livestream and translation/closed captioning on Pheedloop is working for each session. 
  • Anchor: connect with delegates to encourage networking and provide guidance (i.e. on gamification, surveys, directions) 
  • Virtual Platform Support: Monitor support mailbox to respond to technical issues. 

If you’re wondering why you should volunteer, here are a few of the great perks available! 

  • Networking opportunities with speakers, senior GC leaders, affiliates and other DPI volunteers. 
  • Opportunity to give back to the Digital Community. 
  • Enjoy tasty meals! 

If you are a DPI affiliate, available and are interested in volunteering please follow this link and complete the form: 

All applications will be considered; however, priority will be given to those who are available for the full three days.

If you are not a DPI affiliate and would like to join please click on ‘Become an Affiliate‘. 

If you have any questions, please contact 


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