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Volunteers: Collaborative Engagement at its Finest!

Linda Carlson  |  Director, Global Community Relations, Sony Online Entertainment

Location: Room 2020, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Free to Play Design & Business Summit
Vault Recording: Video

Volunteers: how, why, what, when, where? Is it worth the hassle? The time? SOE has collaborated with thousands of volunteers over the past 15 years and would love to share their experiences.Enthusiastic players can help make or break your game, offering you amazing outreach and engagement opportunities, along with more than a few challenges in management and support. Explore both sides of the collaborative relationship across seven volunteer programs SOE has supported over the years. Learn what's involved in organizing, recruiting, training, managing, disciplining, supporting, retention, incentives and rewards across highly scalable volunteer programs.


Many people don't know where to start volunteer programs, how to manage willing volunteers or how to retain them over time. SOE will share 15 years of experience of working with volunteers in minor and major roles, and our future goals! Fully scalable from startup to corporation-sized game studios.