Join Garage48 Startup Squad 2020/2021

Garage48 is on the lookout for new volunteers to join the Garage48 Startup Squad Volunteer Program - a one-year-long volunteer program at Garage48 for the 2020/2021 season. We are looking for volunteers who are creative and independent thinkers! We want doers and hustlers!

Volunteering with us is a great way to learn about the startup industry and make useful connections in a fun and exciting way. Volunteering in Garage48 enables you to make meaningful contributions to the development of the startup sphere in many countries by helping us to organize events. During the past 10 years, we’ve launched 190+ hackathons in 26+ countries. Apply now to work side by side with us, and get unbelievable emotions (positive of course)!


  • Opportunity to meet like-minded individuals in the startup and tech field to expand your network and build valuable connections.

  • Get access to the best startups events and coolest afterparties.

  • A chance to work side by side with the core team in the coolest and coziest coworking space in Tallinn - Palo Alto Club.

  • Get to travel to hackathon destinations to run the event with the Garage48 team. It doesn’t happen very often (especially at the moment) but we always try to give our volunteers a chance to visit new countries with us.

  • Improve your CV: you will receive a certificate for volunteering at Garage48 that you can add to your CV or attach it to your LinkedIn profile.

  • Practice English in everyday work.

  • Do a job that actually matters and has an impact!

  • A possibility to join the Garage48 extended family as a full-time employee.

Description of what we are expecting?

The program is divided into two main categories:

  1. Event production - you will help us with budgeting and documentation, managing sponsorships and partnerships, managing the logistics of physical and online events.  

  2. Marketing - you will be helping us with creating content, such as press releases, blog posts, social media posts, articles, and attracting participants through social media ads.

You will experience a cycle of learning, succeeding, falling down, getting up, and going back for more. Ready to take the challenge and become a part of our community?

  1. Submit your application:

  2. Rock your interview.

  3. Receive a positive answer and start your journey!

Testimonials from previous and current volunteers: 

"I was a volunteer in Garage48 for two years. During the two amazing action-packed years, I learned a lot about the startup community and the people who are truly committed to their work. The Garage48 staff is amazing and supportive which gives you the happiness and joy to come back every week. I was fortunate enough to meet great people, get involved in some worthwhile work, writing blogs, and doing more than I could have imagined. I would recommend this experience to anyone or everyone wanting to help out and try something new. Joining the team at the Garage48 is one of the best things I've ever done - Thanks for having me!" - Kelli Rimmeld

"I became a part of the Garage48 team two years ago and it has been one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. It has opened my eyes in many ways and I feel that all the doors have been open for me since then. With this awesome team, I’ve cried and laughed, worked my ass off, and celebrated the results. Garage48 is definitely one of the greatest teams in Estonia!" - Helena Eglit

"I’ve been a marketing volunteer in Garage48 for 2 months. My responsibilities are working with marketing tasks, event organization, social media. Working with the Garage48 core team side by side is amazing! They all are true professionals who are ready to share their huge experience and let you get valuable skills." - Anna Babushkina

If you have any questions about the program, then please write to

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