Become a Volunteer!

Love poetry? Want to get involved in the slam community? Join our team of volunteers!

We are always looking for volunteers to add to our team. Our year round positions for our VanSlam events include: 


Front of House/ Doors: 

  • Must be comfortable dealing with cash/ card transactions. Responsibilities include taking cash and or card payments, greeting audiences and taking audience counts, making change, and assisting in audience management.

Time Keeper:

  • Responsibilities include keeping track of how long a poet is on stage (stopwatch provided) to ensure poets do not go over time. 

Score Keeper:

  • Responsibilities include keeping record of all judges’ scores for each poet/ round, and totalling up points form judges to determine our winner.

Virtual Zoom Volunteer

  • With our hybrid model, this position is essential in making sure our online audiences and poets have a great time. Responsibilities include letting people into the zoom room, spotlighting cameras for people speaking, and  monitoring the chat.

To apply, email Volunteer Coordinator Alexandra Caprara at with a brief paragraph introducing you and your qualifications, as well as which position(s) you’re interested in volunteering for. Thank you!