Yes, SXSW accepts of Out-Of-Town (OOT) Volunteers. OOT Volunteers are not expected to attend the volunteer call or in-person trainings, however OOT Volunteers must follow the OOT Volunteer sign up process to be eligible to volunteer.
OOT Volunteers must secure housing in the Austin area for the event. Volunteers registering as OOT will be required to provide a local Austin area address before their volunteer registration will be approved.
Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements, and must arrive in Austin with enough time to check-in at Volunteer Central at the Austin Convention Center, and arrive to their first shift on time.
More information for OOT Volunteers can be found here.