Volunteer Checklist for Success

Volunteer Checklist for Success


  • Dress for the weather, you may be spending time outside.
  • Wear something you can be active in, you’ll be walking!
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for your volunteer shift – this will help us effectively transition between volunteer shifts.
  • Always be courteous, kind, and hospitable toward hosts, speakers, attendees, other volunteers, etc. – we are here to make the event as enjoyable and valuable as possible.
  • If you see someone who needs help – reach out and help – we want to be proactive in asking if we can help with directions, a suggestion for a session, feedback they have to give or assistance our guests may need. Please be proactive with attendees!
  • If someone has a complaint, or looks frustrated with something, please engage them, ask what we can do to make it better, find one of the core leads for help, and get a phone number for follow up. Our goal is that people feel included, welcomed, and valued.
  • If you have questions or need assistance, look for the person in charge at your location or contact one of the volunteer leads.
  • If you need to cancel your volunteer shift ahead of time, please contact one of the volunteer leads or update via the link on the volunteer tab of the Detroit Startup Week website.
  • Don’t forget to chat, network, learn, laugh, and have some fun!


Volunteer Leads
Colleen Geyer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (248) 376-1673

Joe Schoch
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (419) 779-4053

Gerard Smith
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (313) 244-7125


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