The CaptainCon crew needs a few good volunteers. CaptainCon is a fun event and volunteering behind the scenes can be no less rewarding than playing a game. If you’re willing to commit to CaptainCon then we expect you to bring a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for doing a professional job of your piece of the show.
Volunteering even a few hours at CaptainCon not only does a great deal to help keep the event running and support the community, but it gets you some great swag too. Seriously, we couldn’t put on a great convention without a lot of help to keep us sane and we want to show our appreciation as much as possible.
For each 4-hour shift you volunteer and show up for, we’ll thank you with 5 Captain’s Log points and a snack voucher for the concession stand. In addition, if you volunteer for at least THREE 4-hour shifts (12 hours), you will receive:
- A free 3-day badge to CaptainCon 2016
- A CaptainCon volunteer t-shirt
- Additional small thank-you items as we wrangle them for you
- We also do all we can to keep our volunteers happy and healthy through the weekend so whenever we can, we hook folks up with extra goodies, snacks, etc.
Now that you know what you get, here’s what we need:
- Captain’s Log shifts – Each shift is 4 hours long. Please plan to show up ten minutes or so before the start of your scheduled shift to get info and updates. Working the Captain’s Log table, you’ll help players record the games they’ve played and other achievements into the computer system, help players spend their points on prizes, and be responsible for keeping an eye on the prize table.
- Board Game Library – Each shift is 4 hours long. Please plan to show up ten minutes or so before the start of your scheduled shift to get info and updates. Working the library, you’re responsible for lending out board games to players (in exchange for an ID) and making sure they come back and players get their Captain’s Log points.
- Logistical Support – These are 4-hour shifts at the registration desk checking in attendees picking up badges, running errands for the crew, unloading and setting up on Thursday evening, packing up on Sunday night, and other odd jobs.
- Check in at the convention registration desk when you arrive at the show.
- Act professional and show maturity. As a CaptainCon volunteer, you represent the convention.
- Show up on time for your scheduled shift(s).
- Listen respectfully to other members of the CaptainCon crew and communicate openly and respectfully with them if there are problems or you need help and they will do the same for you.
- We’ll need reliable contact information for you. At a minimum this means a valid email address that you check regularly for communication before the convention and a cell phone we can use in emergencies to contact you at the convention.
- The understanding that you might not be selected as a volunteer. Don’t take it personally.
If you have not been scared away yet, please tell us a bit about yourself and your areas of interest in the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP to talk about a good fit.