Have an interest in being part of the behind the scenes magic of the 2018 Goya New York International Salsa Congress (#GoyaNYISC2018)?

Volunteering is an exciting way to get involved! The 18th Annual NYISC planning committee is looking for volunteers who are outgoing, flexible, go-getters, and team players with a genuine love for salsa-dancing and event planning. You will work closely with our team, make new friends and make a genuine contribution to this fun and dynamic community.

Some volunteer responsibilities during the event and leading up to the event include: assisting with vendors, information desk/concierge, backstage runner, workshop monitors, stewarding and more.

What are the requirements of becoming a volunteer? 

We ask that our volunteers come with plenty of energy, willingness to work and smile. In addition, we require:

Time commitment:
We ask our volunteers to commit to signing up for a minimum of 4 hours to qualify

Must arrive/leave the venue each day with your own transport. Meals on own

Knowledge of NYC:
For certain tasks, New York City knowledge is preferred for any concierge-type question related to NYC

Must be available from Thursday, August 30 – Sunday, September 2, 2018

Computer literacy:
For certain tasks, comfortable with computers

Must have good English language proficiency

Attend Meetings:
Attend one group meeting at the Marriott Marquis prior to the event. Date and time will be provided.


•  Volunteers will have access to all events over the weekend when not working. You will get a full pass ticket ($299).
•  Plenty of time to enjoy the event with your free pass – workshops, performances, live bands, social dancing.
•  Volunteers can also attend the kick-off welcome party.
•  Volunteering looks great on your resume to potential employers
•  Party with your friends and make new ones!
•  Free t-shirt (to be worn during volunteer times)

Sign Up Now!

If you find this to be an exhilarating volunteer opportunity, please e-mail Vilma Villavicencio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The New York International Salsa Congress is New York City's largest and longest-running Latin dance and music event where the world comes to dance every Labor Day Weekend. This year is the 18th annual edition and will take place at the prestigious New York Marriott Marquis, in the heart of Times Square, footsteps from Broadway theaters, museums and other NYC attractions.  

Featuring live band concerts, performance showcases, instructional workshops, and non-stop social dancing all in the center of the world's greatest city, come see why the NYISC brings thousands of attendees from New York and over 40 countries worldwide for an annual celebration of Latin dance, music and culture.

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