Current Available Volunteer Opportunities


The Second Life Education Community Conference relies on volunteers to do the hard work of creating a terrific conference experience! There will be many opportunities to participate both leading up to the conference, on the ground in Tampa, FL, or at the in-world activities in Second Life.

To thank volunteers for their efforts, we will treat all Tampa volunteers to a special meal and we hope to be able to offer a small honorarium to offset the costs of the conference and travel. This is, of course, dependent upon the amount of funds available after we cover basic costs for the facilities. A formal letter expressing our thanks will also be provided at the conclusion of the conference for your professional portfolio. We hope that the opportunity to collaborate, network, and get to know your colleagues in the SLED community will also be its own reward - we hope to have a lot of fun!

To volunteer for a Tampa position listed below, please complete the Tampa Volunteer form or IM Fleep Tuque in Second Life.
To volunteer for a in-world position listed below, please complete the In-World Volunteer form or IM Kittygloom Cassady in Second Life.



Please note that attendance at the SLEDcc 08 in Tampa, Florida is required for all positions except those noted under the "SLEDcc in Second Life" heading. If you cannot come to Tampa there are still many opportunities to get involved with SLEDcc!


SLEDcc in Tampa Volunteers


SLEDcc Main Events


These positions are expected to take a significant amount of time during the conference, but not so much time that you won't be able to enjoy the convention! They are key supports to ensuring that the SLEDcc main program runs smoothly and on time.


Position: SLEDcc Social Events Coordinator
Volunteer Needed!
Description: Assist in developing and coordinating a SLEDcc social event the first night of the conference in Tampa, including itinerary planning, reservations, payment coordination/receipts (if necessary), and transportation needs.



Greeting and Traffic Flow


But for the overall Greeting and Traffic Flow Coordinator, these positions are expected to be very low-impact in terms of time and effort at the conference. Volunteer for an hour or two shift and help do your part to ensure the SLEDcc program runs smoothly!

Position: SLEDcc Greeters (12 volunteers per day, can serve multiple days)
Volunteers Needed!
Description: Greeters will be strategically placed in and around the SLEDcc venues to help answer questions, guide attendees, and direct the flow of traffic.


Technical & A/V Support


These positions are expected to be very low-impact in terms of time and effort at the conference. Volunteer for an hour or two shift and help do your part to ensure the SLEDcc program runs smoothly! Volunteers should have adequate technical experience to perform the duties listed.

Position: SLEDcc Stagehands (4 volunteers per day, can serve multiple days)
Volunteers Needed!
Description: Stagehands will stay primarily around the front of the room to assist with smooth transition of presenters, materials, and traffic near the stage. They may assist with A/V needs, distributing handouts or other materials, gophering supplies, etc.

Position: SLEDcc Tech Troubleshooters (4 volunteers per day, can serve multiple days)
Volunteers Needed!
Description: The Tech Troubleshooter Team will be on hand to assist anyone who needs on-the-spot tech support, including the conference team, presenters, or conference participants. Super Geeks please apply! The potential for a wide variety of technical issues exists, so advanced to expert knowledge in Windows/Mac/Linux OSs, networking, and the Second Life interface is a plus.




SLEDcc in Second Life Volunteers



SLEDcc in Second Life Main Events


These positions are expected to take a significant amount of time during the conference, but not so much time that you won't be able to enjoy the program! They are key supports to ensuring that the SLEDcc in Second Life program runs smoothly and on time.

Position: In-World SLED Sparks Coordinator (20 Slides in 20 minutes)
Volunteer Needed!
Works with: Kittygloom Cassady, In-World Co-Chair
Description: Duties will include getting the slides in order, by person, getting the presenter to stage (and off stage!) on time, and keeping us to the 2 minute clock.

Position: In-World Speed Mentoring Coordinator
Volunteer Needed!
Works with: Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), In-World Co-Chair
Description: Coordinate with Speed Mentor presenters to ensure that their needs are met prior to the mentoring session, ascertaining A/V requirements, materials needed/to be supplied, and helping the sessions run smoothly.



Communications and PR


These positions are expected to take a moderate amount of effort/time in the months leading up to the conference, and will play a key role in disseminating information during and after SLEDcc. Volunteers should have adequate technical experience to perform the duties listed.

Position: SLEDcc In-World Photographers (2 positions)
Works with: Chris Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque), SLEDcc Co-Chair, and Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: The SLEDcc photographers will attend as many in-world SLEDcc events as possible (including potential evening or social events) to take pictures of the event to be posted online and shared widely with the SLED community (Creative Commons licensing). At least one of the photographers should be familiar with using Flickr and help manage the online repository of SLEDcc/SLCC photos. Photographers will also coordinate closely with the SLEDcc Live Blogger to ensure speedy posting of images during live blogging.

Position: SLEDcc In-World Live Blogger
Works with: Chris Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque), SLEDcc Co-Chair and Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: Will work with the communications team to live blog sessions, social events, and as much of the SLED specific events as possible. URL of blog site TBD.

Position: SLEDcc In-World Twitterer
Works with: Chris Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque), SLEDcc Co-Chair and Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: Will coordinate the SLEDcc08 twitter account, return follows, tweet broadcasts and announcements, and work with the rest of the communications team to get important messages out in a timely manner.

Position: SLEDcc In-World Videographer (2 or more positions)
Volunteer Needed!
Works with: Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: Will document the events and activities of the in-world portion of SLEDcc with a variety of machinima clips.

Position: SLEDcc In-World Machinima Editor
Volunteer Needed!
Works with: TBD, In-World Videographers, and Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: Will edit together the video captured by the In-World videographers to create 2-3 post-conference machinimas.


Greeting and Traffic Flow


But for the overall Greeting and Traffic Flow Coordinator, these positions are expected to be very low-impact in terms of time and effort at the conference. Volunteer for an hour or two shift and help do your part to ensure the SLEDcc program runs smoothly!

Position: In World Greeting and Traffic Flow Coordinator
Works with: Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: This person will coordinate the Greeting and Traffic flow volunteers to ensure that each day of the conference has adequate coverage. Responsibilities will include scheduling volunteers in shifts, keeping an eye on traffic patterns and potential bottlnecks, adjusting greeter and volunteer positions as necessary, and otherwise ensuring that the physical flow of people in and around the SLEDcc conference sites in Second Life goes smoothly.

Position: In-World SLEDcc Greeters (12 volunteers per day, can serve multiple days)
Volunteer Needed!
Works with: TBD, Traffic Flow Coordinator, and Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: Greeters will be strategically placed in and around the SLEDcc venues to help answer questions, guide attendees, and direct the flow of traffic.

Position: "The Doctor is In" Coordinator
Volunteer Needed!
Works with: Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: Tech Support volunteers will help in-world participants solve technical issues relating to voice chat, teleporting, etc., via IM, and when necessary onsite. The DII Coordinator will staff the DII booth at SLEDcc HQ and will deploy additional tech support volunteers as needed.

Position: "The Doctor is In" Tech Support (6 volunteers per day, can serve multiple days)
Volunteer Needed!
Works with: TBD, DII Coordinator, and Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: Tech Support volunteers will help in-world participants solve technical issues relating to voice chat, teleporting, etc., via IM, and when necessary onsite.

Position: Machinima Festival Coordinator
Works with: Jennifer Ragan-Fore (SL: Kittygloom Cassady), SLEDcc In-World Co-Chair
Description: The Machinima Festival Coordinator will coordinate the selection process for educational machinima to be featured in a series of viewings in-world during SLEDcc, as well as managing the onsite logistics for setting and changing streams, welcoming participants to the festival, and promoting the videos.