If I volunteer, do I get to go see shows for free?

The badge you earn as a SXSW Volunteer will allow you primary admission into events associated with your badge type, as well as secondary admission to many other events. However, our volunteers are expected to make their volunteer commitment their priority, so you may not get to see everything you want. We depend on all volunteers to show up on time and be ready to volunteer during their scheduled shifts. Not showing up, arriving late, or not staying on task can result in revocation of your badge and restrictions on volunteering in the future.

If you're the type who wants to see and do it all during SXSW EDU and SXSW, we strongly recommend that you buy a badge instead of volunteering.

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