Volunteering information

The ETDS is only possible due to the many hours of volunteer work we put in as a community. Besides the organization of the event, there are a lot of tasks that have to be done during the weekend. For these tasks, we need your help! We have organized all the work that needs to be done during the weekend in shifts. These shifts are typically a 1-hour duty after which the next person takes over.

The shifts are covered by the OHH (obligatory helping hours), regular volunteers, and super volunteers.

Obligatory Helping Hours (OHH)

All team captains receive a list of obligatory shifts for their team, constituting 1 hour per participant. It is up to the team captains how to distribute these shifts over their team members. 

Volunteer shifts

Next to the obligatory helping hours, many people contribute to the ETDS by taking additional volunteer shifts. Apart from a great experience and our eternal gratitude as a community, your team will earn points for the Tanzmaus for additional volunteering work. More information can be found on the Tanzmaus tab, when it’s online.

Super volunteers

Super volunteers are the backbone of the ETDS and are the people who are volunteering the whole weekend for a minimum of 25 hours. Therefore, as a super volunteer, you will not be able to participate in the tournament. However, to compensate for your contribution you will receive food, a sleeping spot, and a wonderful experience free of charge. Registration for the super-volunteers is handled in the xTDS portal. You can sign up by 

After signing up as a super-volunteer, the organizing committee will decide whether your help as a super volunteer is required, so note that you are not guaranteed to get in after signing up.

Task descriptions

Checking the badges at the sleeping halls downstairs
Checking the badges at the sleeping halls downstairs
Checking the badges to enter sleeping hall 2
Checking the badges to enter the tournament hall
Sell drinks
Registering couples for the competition
Help us make the tournament hall perfect! This shift could entail:
  • putting the dance floor together
  • putting tables and benches at the right spot
  • helping with all decorating
  • helpding with getting the food and drnks at their right place
  • etc.
Helping with the food, to make sure everything goes well.
Helping with the food, to make sure everything goes well.
Helping with the food, to make sure everything goes well.
Getting the sportsbuilding back to its original state by cleaning up and making sure everything is in the right place!
All sorts of tasks, depending on what is needed at the moment. Please go to the tournament desk when your shift starts.
Answering all questions
Getting the tournament hall ready for partying!
Check-in for all participants
Making sure the sleeping hall is ready
Making sure the sleeping hall is ready
Helping with the Friday night snack
Making tosti's! (Grilled cheese)

This means that we want to make sure everyone can get a tosti during lunch, and will need a couple of volunteers to help us run everything in a factory-like way: smooth as butter!
Making sure everything is ok during the night. Just make sure you know if something is going on, you don't have to sit somewhere, you can walk around (or dance quietly if everyone is sleeping). You have to be sober and will get a distinctive outfit so people can find you. This is not a shift you can combine with partying the entire hour.

Unfortunately, a couple of night shifts are needed, because the security is not present during the early hours of the morning. This means that early birds are encouraged to get up early and claim a shift.