There are several ways to participate in PRF El Salvador, which include taking part as a volunteer. By volunteering at the biggest coffee event in Latin America, you’ll be able to network with like-minded coffee professionals and learn more about the industry.
Thousands of international visitors are expected to attend this year’s forum, and as with past events, support from volunteers in El Salvador will be essential.
For those looking to take part in a world-leading coffee industry event held at origin, volunteer applications are now open. Read on to learn how you can get involved.
For volunteers, PRF is an excellent opportunity to network, meet industry experts and leaders, and enjoy all the benefits of attendance through a full ticket – which volunteers receive in exchange for their shifts.
As part of this, volunteers can also learn new skills and gain unique insight into the global coffee sector.
“Being a volunteer at PRF brings long-term recognition, as well as access to our unique training programme and an opportunity to network with other baristas, roasters, and coffee shop managers,” says Julio Guevara, Director of PRF.
“Furthermore, volunteering at PRF also allows you to connect with industry professionals from all over the world.”
In exchange for their time and work, each volunteer will receive a free ticket to the two-day forum, which includes full access to all events across both days. Volunteers will also receive:
- An official PRF Volunteer Participation Certificate
- Official merch and dibs including the official PRF El Salvador t-shirt
- Free snacks and water
Who should apply, and how?
If you are a coffee professional or enthusiast who is at least 18 years of age, you can apply to volunteer at PRF. The event is looking for people who are proactive, committed, and attentive, as well as being passionate about coffee.
“We need people who can assist in making PRF an industry-leading event,” Julio adds.
Successful volunteer applicants will work across various areas of the two-day forum, which includes:
- Exhibition area
- Cupping rooms
- Workshop rooms
- VIP Lounge
- Espresso Bar
- Brew Bar
- Registration stations
As such, volunteers need to be comfortable working with a range of coffee equipment (including espresso machines, grinders, and pour over brewers), and they also need some experience in customer service.
PRF requires volunteers to commit to two 4-hour shifts (one each day) and applicants should arrive at least 30 minutes before their shift is due to start.
It’s also important that prospective volunteers keep a few things in mind before applying:
- Any international volunteers are responsible for all of their own flight and accommodation arrangements at all times.
- Volunteers are not able to participate in any competitions or activities that could clash with their shifts.
If you’re interested in being a volunteer at PRF El Salvador, please apply by 20 December 2022. To apply, please fill out the volunteer application:
If your application is successful, you’ll hear from us within a week of receiving your submission!
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