A MozFest participant quickly walks past a vinyl decal of the festival’s gear-shaped logo and name that has been stuck to the floor.
Volunteers are on the go at MozFest! Photo credit by Connor Ballard-Pateman.

Whether online or in-person, MozFest depends on its Volunteers to deliver the best possible experience for all of its Participants. An amazing community of local Volunteers helped grow the festival throughout its first decade in London, then in 2021 and 2022 an incredible cohort of virtual volunteers from around the world made sure that the virtual MozFest was just as successful online for thousands of Wranglers, Facilitators, and attendees.

Now it’s time, once again, to open our call for Volunteers for MozFest 2023!

What we know so far about MozFest 2023

At MozFest, in our Spaces and during sessions, we ask the internet health movement to connect, collaborate, and build Trustworthy AI, whether in products, policies or guidelines. We explore core issues such as bias, transparency and data stewardship through art, film, debates and workshops, bringing global perspectives to advance local issues.

If this is your first time at MozFest, it's important to remember that MozFest is a unique hybrid event: part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world.

Our main event will open virtually on 20 March 2023 for 4 days of online sessions on the festival plaza. A global, rolling schedule designed for you to pick and choose when you can participate in sessions, social moments, enjoy interviews live from The Studio, or watch on-demand talks and discussions at your own pace.

While we plan to host a smaller, locally organized, in-person MozFest House event in Amsterdam later in 2023, the organization for this is event is still in it's development stages. Therefore, this call for Volunteers is only for the virtual edition of MozFest 2023 right now, not for MozFest House Amsterdam.

You can keep up with our newsletter and blog or join our MozFest community Slack for the latest news on MozFest Virtual and MozFest House.

Volunteering at MozFest 2023

This blog post is a call for interest in volunteering for the virtual portion of MozFest in March 2023.

If you are interested in volunteering and you can join us from early afternoon through late evening Central European Time in March 2023, we would love to welcome you into our community of Volunteers! If that timing doesn’t work for you, we would love to include you in MozFest in other ways including joining us as an attendee, of course, by registering for a ticket once they are made available in December.

What happens next?

This call for Volunteers will remain open through 30 January 2023. After that, we will send an email to all Volunteers who have indicated that they can participate in March during festival hours. MozFest staff and Volunteer Coordinators will share details about best volunteering practices,, scheduling, and training with people available to Volunteer at MozFest Virtual 2023.

Stay connected

To keep up with the latest news about MozFest 2023 and all the different ways to participate there, you can, subscribe to our newsletter, follow MozFest on Twitter, and find us on LinkedIn. Remember that you can also join the MozFest community Slack at any time to meet other people contributing to the internet health and Trustworthy AI movements.

If you have any particular questions about volunteering at MozFest 2023, you can reach out to MozFest staffer Stephan Hester by email or on Slack (@Stephan H.).

We’re so excited for MozFest 2023 and we’re especially thankful to be working with you, our stellar community of Volunteers and Volunteer Coordinators, once again!

Stephan Hester works on the MozFest team helping to support our amazing community of Volunteers, Wranglers, Facilitators, and Participants as they bring the festival to life.

MozFest is part art, tech and society convening, part maker festival, and the premiere gathering for activists in diverse global movements fighting for a more humane digital world. To learn more, visit www.mozillafestival.org.

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