Games for Change is looking for volunteers for its annual Festival, the leading international event uniting game creators with those who believe in the positive power of digital games. Part-conference, part-street festival, part-convention, the three day event sometimes called “the Sundance of video games” (when the title isn’t being given to Indiecade) will take place at The New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York City from July 31 – August 2.

Every year, in addition to showing off some of the more interesting games to hit the market, the Festival features several tracks of panels, talks and workshops for those who want to learn more about game development (and not be quite as overwhelmed as at GDC!). This year, there are three tracks running through the entire conference (Civics & Social Issues, Neurogaming & Health, and the Games for Learning Summit), and a special one-day event attached to it — the VR for Change Summit, which will cover how virtual technologies offer new ways to affect social change, spark discoveries, and tell stories.

If any of this sounds exciting to you, and you either are short on cash or want to meet some of the people behind Games for Change (maybe because you’ll be submitting a game in the next few years) applications are now open for volunteers!