The Digital Festival is about where we are headed in the future. The festival is a true summit of CEOs and IT leaders from world-renowned tech companies, founders, researchers and hackers, all sharing their knowledge, experiences and visions with festival-goers. As a volunteer, you not only become part of this unique event - you make it possible in the first place!

If these 6 qualities are your strength...


You work for mutual success and like to take on responsibility.

Willingness to perform

It motivates you to achieve great things and overcome challenges.


You have a positive attitude and charisma and help where you can.

Stress resistance

You face hustle and bustle with concentration and goal-oriented action.


You are punctual, well organized and solution-oriented.


Your team can rely on you.

...and you discover a task for you in one of these teams...


You are a pioneer and companion for guests, speakers and lab leaders and greet them with a smile.

Set Up

You help with assembly and dismantling and navigate safely and reliably from A to B.

General Support

You stand by the team and the participants with advice and action and tackle where help is needed.

Social Media

You make sure that the DiFe is present on all channels.

... you should register as soon as possible! Because we offer you:

  • A unique, top-class experience

  • Valuable practical experience in event management

  • Access to keynotes, sessions and labs

  • Insights into Europe's largest hackathon

  • Insights into the only tech festival in Switzerland

  • Access to brand new knowledge and technology

  • The opportunity to expand your network


  • What are Digital Festival & HackZurich about?
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    The Digital Festival offers an established and popular meeting spot for decision-makers and experts in the field of digital innovation in Zurich – Switzerland's innovation hotspot.

    HackZurich was founded in 2014 and is the most renowned technological hackathon in the world. The brightest international minds, whether students or professionals, come together in Zurich to develop innovative prototypes in a 48 hour event and master current challenges.

  • When and where do the events take place?
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    Digital Festival & HackZurich take place at Halle 550 in Zurich, Switzerland, from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15, 2024.

    However, we're recruiting volunteers to support us in setting up and dismantling the venue on Wednesday, September 11, Thursday, September 12, and Monday, September 18.

  • When will the 2024 volunteer application open?
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    Application opens in May 2024.

  • What are the different volunteer roles and tasks?
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    • Digital Festival & HackZurich: Check-In Support

    • Digital Festival & HackZurich: Stage & Speaker Support

    • Digital Festival & HackZurich: Workshop Support

    • Digital Festival & HackZurich: F&B Support

    • Digital Festival & HackZurich: Runner (Support where needed)

    • HackZurich: Nightshifts

  • What are the workloads for volunteer roles & tasks?
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    If you apply for volunteer roles, we expect you to be available for at least 2 of 5 days. The shifts vary between tasks, usually one shift lasts 8 hours. You can mark your availability when applying.

  • Is there an age limit to volunteering?
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    Yes, we don’t recruit under 18-year-olds to be volunteers.

  • Can travel and accommodation costs be reimbursed?
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    We cover travel expenses within Switzerland (public transport only, 2nd class) for your shifts. After the event, you'll be asked to send receipts and bank account details for reimbursement. Accommodation costs are not covered.

    However, volunteers can join the sleeping spaces offered for Hack participants (female, male and mixed rooms available). Sleeping bag and mat are not provided and must be brought by volunteers.

  • What are other important dates for volunteers?
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    • Volunteer Briefing (online) | Wed, 04.09.2024

    • Volunteer Dinner (Zurich) | Thu, 03.10.2024

  • Is there a coat check or a storage option for bags available?
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    Yes, a coat check and bag storage area will be available on-site for your convenience.

  • Where can I find impressions from past events?
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    Check out the impressions page, the aftermovies and our social media channels. You'll love it!