Join our volunteer programme in 2024

Volunteer and attend Web Summit Rio for free. Aside from gaining valuable experience working at a fast-paced event, you’ll also gain access to every talk you want to see and have the opportunity to make contacts and connections.

Applications to volunteer for Web Summit Rio 2024 are now open.

Applying to volunteer indicates agreement to our volunteer terms and conditions.

A volunteer talks to an attendee ahead of the opening night of Web Summit Rio 2023 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before you apply

In order to process your application, we kindly ask you to provide some personal information. Please read the following notice carefully before submitting your data, as it explains how your personal data will be used, shared, and protected in accordance with Brazilian and European data protection legislation.

By submitting your personal information, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
- Your personal data will be collected and processed by Web Summit for the purposes of managing and coordinating volunteers at the event. This may include contacting you with updates, instructions, and relevant information related to your role as a volunteer.
- Your personal data will also be processed in accordance with Web Summit Rio’s privacy policy.
- By submitting your data, you confirm that you have read and understood both privacy policies.

The benefits of volunteering at Web Summit Rio

Gain valuable experience

Volunteering at Web Summit Rio is an opportunity to dip your toes into roles that you might not normally get to experience. We can help you find a volunteering role that interests you – whether it’s gathering quotes, meeting and greeting our attendees at Night Summit, or helping our stage managers run the show.

An illustration of two people conversing while holding hot drinks in mugs.
Meet new people

Our volunteers always say that one of the things that keeps them coming back to volunteer with us year after year is the people they meet. Join our global community of volunteers and make connections you’ll keep with you long after Web Summit Rio ends.

Experience Web Summit Rio during your time off

As a volunteer, you’ll get access to the event during your time off. Check out talks from our top speakers, wander the conference floor or let off some steam at Night Summit.

Behind the scenes
Learn more about how an event the size of Web Summit Rio runs by meeting the people that make it happen. You’ll get a unique insight into the buzz of gathering tech’s top speakers, journalists, investors, startups and attendees together.

Choose how you make a difference

There are lots of different aspects of running Web Summit Rio that we need help with, and you can choose exactly how you’d like to volunteer at Web Summit Rio based on your skills and interests.

Enjoy talking to people? Well, join our operations team at the information points. Keen on learning about the media world? Our media village, where interviews and press conferences take place, needs volunteers to make sure everything runs smoothly. Got great time keeping skills? We’d love to have you involved in getting our high profile speakers to the stage on time.

We can accommodate your interests so that we all benefit from your involvement in volunteering at Web Summit Rio.

Meet some of our 2023 speakers

David VélezFounder & CEONubank
David Vélez
Ayọ TometiCo-founderBlack Lives Matter
Ayọ Tometi
Robson PrivadoCo-founder & Chief Growth OfficerMadeiraMadeira
Robson Privado
Chelsea ManningSecurity ConsultantNym
Chelsea Manning
Gabriel BragaCo-founder & CEOQuintoAndar
Gabriel Braga
Meredith WhittakerPresidentSignal
Meredith Whittaker
Roger LaughlinCo-founder & Brazil CEOKavak
Roger Laughlin
Catherine PowellGlobal Head of HostingAirbnb
Catherine Powell
Fernando MachadoCMONotCo
Fernando Machado
Mada SegheteCo-founder & VP of MarketingBranch
Mada Seghete
Nik StoronskyFounder & CEORevolut
Nik Storonsky
Renata QuintiniCo-founderRenegade Partners
Renata Quintini
Gabriel VasquezPartnerAndreessen Horowitz
Gabriel Vasquez
Luiza TrajanoChairpersonMagazine Luiza
Luiza Trajano
KondZillaFilmmaker & FounderCanal KondZilla
Edith YeungGeneral PartnerRace Capital
Edith Yeung
Florian HagenbuchFounder & PresidentLoft
Florian Hagenbuch
Luciano HuckTV presenterGlobo
Luciano Huck
Txai SuruíAmazonian Activist
Txai Suruí
Marcelo CortesCo-founder & CTOFaire
Marcelo Cortes
Kelly BurtonCEOBlack Innovation Alliance
Kelly Burton
Dileep ThazhmonFounder & CEOJeeves
Dileep Thazhmon
Dan WestgarthCOODeel
Dan Westgarth
Mariana Ramos DiasCo-founder & CEOGupy
Mariana Ramos Dias
Gerry Giacomán ColyerCo-founder & CEOClara
Gerry Giacomán Colyer

“It was a great experience I am happy to repeat next year.”

– Joana Paiva

“This amazing event helped me grow my knowledge about technology and about people.”

Bruno Pedrosa

“Everyone was absolutely wonderful and helpful, it was an amazing experience.”

Filipe Onofre