Volunteering at ONA24

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 most innovative people in journalism, and finish the conference with the satisfaction that they’ve helped successfully support one of the biggest events in the field.

Selected applicants will receive complimentary registration to ONA24.

While the initial application process for volunteering at ONA24 closed in May, we are accepting waitlist applications in a streamlined form below

Volunteer roles

Event volunteers work eight-hour shifts helping support pre-conference preparations, registration, sessions, special events and other important aspects of ONA24.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do volunteers receive a pass to ONA24?

Yes, each of our volunteers will receive one complimentary, non-transferable registration to attend ONA24.

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 involvement with ONA in any capacity.

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 30, we will evaluate volunteer applications. Once all anticipated shifts are filled, we’ll move applicants to a waitlist. We will contact people on the waitlist if more needs arise, or if spots become available.

For additional questions about volunteering, contact support@journalists.org.