Call for Student Volunteers

Join Us as a Student Volunteer

Are you passionate about Participatory Design, Technologies, Communities and making a difference? If that’s the case, then this opportunity is for you. We are inviting applications from students (at any level) to become members of the Student Volunteer team at PDC 2024

Why Should You Apply as a Student Volunteer?

Student Volunteers (SVs) are essential to making conferences like PDC happen. SV duties allow students to participate in workshops, sessions, and discussions led by different PD researchers, interact and connect with like-minded individuals who share their passion for design, technologies, innovation and communities, and meet many conference attendees and other SVs.

Being an SV additionally provides a structured and supportive environment for students at different career stages to become part of the PDC community. In the past, students who have taken an SV role have often reported that the people they meet during volunteering are some of the longest-lasting relationships in their career and have opened up new
opportunities to apply for jobs and develop new collaborations.

In return for helping with the conference, SVs receive several benefits, including:

  • Free conference & workshop registration
  • Social events with your peers
  • Networking opportunities with senior PD researchers

SVs Requirements

  • Must be undergraduate, Master’s, or PhD students during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Students of all backgrounds, regardless of discipline,
  • Students from all geographic locations are encouraged to apply.
  • You do not need to have a paper or other type of contribution accepted to the conference to participate.
  • No previous SV experience is required, but we are looking for enthusiastic and reliable people.

How to apply

Everyone interested in applying will have to complete this application form.

For preparatory purposes, please be aware that when applying, you will be asked some questions about your prior volunteering experience and your motivations for being an SV. These are not being formally assessed in any way, but they help us understand a bit more about the backgrounds, interests and aspirations of potential SVs.

We also ask for preferences in terms of what parts of the PDC 2024 programme you are willing to volunteer at. For PDC 2024, the conference has an online programme, an in-person event in Sibu, and numerous PDC Place events all around the globe. The application form will be indicative, and these preferences can be confirmed later.

Mark Your Calendars

Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in PDC 2024. It is your chance to be part of a transformative event that celebrates creativity, design, innovation, and collaboration.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with the SVs Chairs, Marly Muudeni Samuel and Mela Bettega, at

We are eager to welcome you to the team and make PDC 2024 an unforgettable experience, together! 


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