Volunteering is not only critical to the success of the BGA events and educational programs, it’s one of the best ways to share your talents and begin to connect with your local community and build relationships within the industry.

Volunteers help onsite at events, instruct students in the BGA professional development program, and represent the BGA within their local communities. As a volunteer, you can help the Barista Guild of America continue to grow.

If you’re ready to take an active role in the Barista Guild, volunteering is one of the best places to begin. You can start by reviewing some volunteering opportunities listed below or reach out to our Volunteers Manager Theresa Maguire – she’ll help you get started and point you towards upcoming opportunities that will be right for you.

  • Theresa Maguire
    Volunteers Manager        Email | 562.999.3184

Volunteer Opportunities:



U.S. Coffee Competitions rely heavily on volunteer participation for critical positions such as bussers, timekeepers, station maintenance support, and scorekeepers. If you have ever thought about competing, volunteering is a great way to get a behind the scenes look at what it takes.



bw latteGlobal Specialty Coffee Expo

The Global Specialty Coffee Expo wouldn’t be what it is without the dedication of our volunteers. Each year it takes hundreds of volunteer coffee professionals to fill numerous support positions. A volunteer’s time and talents don’t go unrewarded; the SCA offers a reward program to compensate them for their contribution. Points are awarded for each position a volunteer assists with. If enough points are earned, the volunteer will be provided with a 3-day trade show badge.


barista guildBarista Camp

The majority of volunteer positions at Barista Camp are focused on instruction. Volunteer Lead Instructors and Station Instructors are needed to teach our BGA Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates curriculum. All Instructors must hold the SCA Lead Instructor Credential. Level 2 instructors must also hold a Level 1 Certificate to instruct.