benefits of volunteering

Volunteering is more than just lending a hand. It's an opportunity to give back to the community you feel most passionate about. Volunteering fosters relationships with people from around the world that share similar interests. It's the perfect opportunity to help the coffee industry flourish. And not to mention, you can earn a free 3-day Expo badge in exchange.

What does it take to earn a volunteer badge?

Attendees who commit to work the minimum number of hours can earn a complimentary badge. Members of the association who sign-up on or before February 23rd must commit to a minimum of 10 hours. Those who sign-up after February 23rd must commit to a minimum of 15 hours.  Volunteers who are not members of the association must commit to a minimum of 20 hours.

Interested in becoming a station instructor?

If you have completed the SCA Instructor Development Program, you can apply to be a station instructor at Expo. 


Interested in becoming a lead volunteer?

There are several behind-the-scenes, lead volunteer roles at Expo helping in the U.S. Coffee Championships, Pathway Classes, Volunteer Lounge and Cupping Exchange.  If you are interested in one of these roles please complete the Lead Volunteer Application.


In order to volunteer at the Specialty Coffee Expo or Re:co Symposium, you'll need to select your volunteer shifts. Click the button below to get started!