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ARRR you ready to become a PIRATE?

We are constantly looking for helping hands for our various events! From conferences to networking events to parties – we’ve got something for everyone. Our volunteers are the kingpin of your events and we’d love to welcome you to our family!
Check out our upcoming events and sign up to become a volunteer with us!

Startup Safari Rhineland

During our SAFARI, startups from across the city of Cologne open their doors for us! Join us on this adventure and get the chance to meet founders, take a look behind the scenes of a startup’s everyday office life and learn about various topics from the inside. We need you to guide our participants from session to session and manage their registration and take some pictures to support our social media team. During a session, you are welcome to join the audience! If you are looking for an internship or the next step in your career, this is where you’ll find it! There’s also a Get-Hired-Lunch, you see?


Located at the Odonien, an open air art studio, PIRATE Summit is more like a festival than an actual conference. People from all around the world come together for three days of networking, sharing and celebrating entrepreneurship. This is our flagship event and our all hearts flows into it. Do you want to feel that ARRR? Board the ship for an unforgetable volunteer experience! Positions that we need help for here are i.e. at the entrace, wardrobe, setup and breakdown. In return for your help, you get a free pass for the whole event, including food and drinks and a PIRATE team shirt.

Out Of The Box NRW

The OOTB.NRW Award chooses the top three digital startups from NRW and this year, we are combining the award ceremony with the official opening of PIRATE Summit. This one will be special, as it’s taking place on a boat! We’re looking for support for the setup, registration and assistance with stage and production management. Join us on this fun evening and be there when we kick off Pirate Summit!


Friday Night is your favoruite day of the week? Getting the chance to network and go nuts with marketing professionals would be the cherry on top for you? Then you’re at the right place: OMClub is the biggest aftershow party of DMEXCO in Colgone. On September 23rd, hundreds of digital marketeers come together at Halle Tor2 to network, mingle and party! In return for a free ticket and drinks all night (obviously after your shift), we ask for help with the setup/ breakdown, the entrance, VIP lounge or other fun positions.


Does your heart beat to the rythm of the percussion? You feel most like yourself when dressed as an icebear? And you can’t help but get excited every time you happen to look at your watch at 11:11?
We are looking for helping hands for Jeck’n’Tech, so let us introduce you to the BEST volunteer opportunity of the year: help us with the event set-up, entrance or handing out costumes in return for a free two-day event ticket, complementary food and drinks (Yes, also beer. Yes, unlimited) and celebrating with the who-is-who of the tech startup scene!

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- Information on different opportunities to help as a volunteer during the PIRATE events you want to volunteer at
- Communication regarding your personal shift plan for the event (before and during the event)
- Registration of a ticket for the PIRATE event to get access to the venue
- Communication regarding general information, that you need to know to help
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It will NOT be used for any marketing purposes, newsletters or similar means

Please note: There are photographers and film teams at our events. You might be pictured in some of these photos / videos. With applying as a volunteer, you accept that you can be pictured.