It was wonderful having you at STATION Berlin! You were the greatest helpers at re:publica TEN!
Re:fugees Welcome – Helper Shifts for Refugees
We want to encourage refugees to take part in re:publica TEN as helpers, speakers or normal participants. Furthermore, we would love to have refugees work with us as one of the hundreds of helpers who make re:publica possible with their engagement each year. Thanks to our supporters at Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, we can also provide catering and public transportation. If you are a refugee and are interested in re:publica:
- Join the helper team if you want to contribute! Helpers are expected to help for one full day and are then free to attend the rest of re:publica during its remaining two conference days.
We will provide catering for three days and, if necessary, public transportation tickets. We want to enable all participants and helpers to team up, spend time and work together during the course of our tandem project. We'll put together tandem teams in advance, where both partners share at least one language. Join us as a participant or helper!
If your are interested, please register on our portal and sign up for the 'Tandem Project'. Take a look at our FAQs below for detailed information concerning the registration process. After you have signed up we will get in touch with you to discuss further details. Join the team and become a part of the re:publica experience!
UPDATE: Helper Waiting List
On 15 March and within a very short time, nearly 500 helpers registered for a re:publica TEN helper shift. We are delighted by the numbers and your enthusiasm! Without you re:publica would not be what it is today – THANK YOU!
We still have helper shifts available! Are you spontaneous and flexible to be called on at very short notice to fill a helper shift? If so, the helper waiting list is your chance to still be a part of the helper team at re:publica TEN.
In addition, our registration portal now features the work area “Waiting List”. Following registration (see FAQs) use this category to sign up for the list. Please note: the obligatory confirmation email, stating that you've been registered and accepted into the schedule, will be sent out to you. This, however, does not apply for the waiting list. We will contact you directly if we still need to fill a shift. This could happen that we contact you by phone only a few days prior, or even during, re:publica.
All you have to do is register in case you haven't done that already. After that you can sign up for the waiting list here.
re:publica TEN work areas in short:
- We're looking for strong helpers to support re:publica's set-up and tear-down. Helpers need to be willing to engage in physical work and are happy to get their hands dirty.
- At the accreditation/participants desk you'll be handing out tickets, wrist bands and the printed programme. You should be able to communicate well and have solid knowledge of English.
- The same requirements are needed for accreditation/sponsors/ partners and accreditation/speakers.
- Helpers for catering support the catering coordinator. The work is physically demanding and helpers need to show flexibility in their work.
- Helpers supporting admissions control are good at keeping an overview and are not shy to engage with attendees in both German and English.
- If you'd like to work a shift at the cloakroom/badge station, please bring a good dose of patience and be stress resistant.
- The info counter is the central point of contact for re:publica and attendees will pepper you with all sorts of questions: Where is the next event taking place? Where are the toilets located? In order to help our international guests, helpers need to have a good command of English.
- As a press team helper you'll be responsible for welcoming our media partners and journalists at the accreditation counter and guiding them to the right place for scheduled appointments and interviews. This task does not encompass editorial work.
- Helpers for the programme team focus on taking care of the re:publica speakers but will also be on call for any urgent tasks. Not enough water at one of the stages? A speaker hasn't arrived at the right stage? You're up!
- Helpers assigned to sponsor management will be on the move throughout the STATION grounds. You'll be checking that all is well at the exhibitor stands and that the sponsors are doing well. A good level of English is essential.
- Stage managers keep an overview of their stage and make sure that all speakers have what they need. Helpers need to have an understanding of stage equipment and be intuitive for speakers' well-being.
- Equipment helpers (video equipment set-up and tear-down) support video/projection, recoding/streaming, lighting and sound and any other tasks. Basic knowledge and affinity for tech and equipment is essential. You'll need to bring work gloves and solid footwear.
- Helpers for equipment/headphones will be stationed at the stages to hand out and collect headphones before and after each event.
- Helpers for Wi-Fi will be working a lot with cables, cable ties and gaffer tape. Basic knowledge of tech and equipment and physical activity is expected.
Photo credit: re:publica/Gregor Fischer (CC BY-SA 2.0)